Number of co-authors:10
Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Robert Trevellyan:2Michael A. Norman:2Mike Norman:1
Dermot P. Browne's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Brian D. Sharratt:6Michael A. Norman:6Robert Trevellyan:2
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Publications by Dermot P. Browne (bibliography)
Browne, Dermot P. (1994): STUDIO: Structured User Interface Design for Interaction Optimization. Prentice Hall
Woods, Andy, Browne, Dermot P. and Friend, John (1991): Helping the Police with Their Enquiries. In: Diaper, Dan and Hammond, Nick (eds.) Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VI August 20-23, 1991, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. pp. 347-358.
A software development project was undertaken to show how modern User Interfacing Techniques could significantly improve the usability of an existing Police System. The following reports the User-Centred approach taken to this work, including difficulties encountered. A formal evaluation was undertaken of the work. This is reported at some length as an example of the difficulties of performing usability evaluations within viable timescales.
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Totterdell, P. A., Norman, Michael A. and Browne, Dermot P. (1987): Levels of Adaptivity in Interface Design. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg and Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 715-722.
The term adaptation has been used variously to describe computer systems which are personalisable by either designer or user, systems which fixedly change in response to user or application features and to systems which assess the value of their changes. This paper attempts to identify a coherent framework into which these seemingly disparate systems can be mapped. The foundation for the framework originates from the observation that adaptation relates a system to its environment. A number of levels of adaptivity are revealed by using a model of the computational strategies which can be applied in playing game theory's prisoners dilemma. Sufficiency and boundedness are introduced as key concepts. The levels are reinterpreted by looking at an account of adaptation in evolution. The adaptivity argument is then discussed in the context of explanation types in science and in particular Bechtel's realistic-intentional approach. Some design methodology principles for adaptive systems are suggested with Dennett's notional worlds as a first step in the design. Finally, the paper identifies a taxonomy for adaptive systems and reviews the state of the art in computer adaptive systems with respect to the taxonomy.
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Adhami, E., Browne, Dermot P. and Mitra, S. K. (1987): Application Modelling for the Provision of an Adaptive User Interface: A Knowledge Based Approach. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg and Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 981-987.
In developing interactive computer systems, the logical separation of the user interface from the application software is a well recognised design principle. The building of adaptive user interfaces requires this separation to be maintained during the specification and implementation stages. Maintaining this separation places special requirements on the communication between the user interface and the application software. This paper discusses the role of application modelling and knowledge based system approach for supporting these requirements. The design and implementation of an application model for constructing an exemplar adaptive user interface are presented and conclusions are drawn regarding the potential benefits of application modelling.
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Browne, Dermot P., Trevellyan, Robert, Totterdell, Peter and Norman, Mike (1987): Metrics for the Building, Evaluation and Comprehension of Self-Regulating Adaptive Systems. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg and Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 1081-1087.
Experiences gained during the production of adaptive systems have demonstrated the need for a set of terms by which elements of the system can be referenced. Among these elements are the data being monitored and generated for purposes of user modelling and the control of system behaviour. These data elements, referred to as metrics, are categorised and described in order to provide a terminology that has proved useful during the design, build and evaluation of adaptive systems. The descriptive power afforded by these metrics is discussed by drawing on an example of building a self-regulating adaptive system.
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Trevellyan, Robert and Browne, Dermot P. (1987): A self--regulating adaptive system. In: Graphics Interface 87 (CHI+GI 87) April 5-9, 1987, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 103-107.
Browne, Dermot P., Sharratt, Brian D. and Norman, Michael A. (1986): The Formal Specification of Adaptive User Interfaces Using Command Language Grammar. In: Mantei, Marilyn and Orbeton, Peter (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 86 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 13-17, 1986, Boston, Massachusetts. pp. 256-260.
The design and implementation of adaptive systems as opposed to nonadaptive systems creates new demands on user interface designers. This paper discusses a few of these demands as encountered by the authors while utilising a formal notation for the design of an adaptive user interface to an electronic mail system. Recommendations for the extension of this formal notation are proposed and discussed.
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