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Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Dan Diaper:3Harold Thimbleby:3
Mark Addison's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Harold Thimbleby:70Dan Diaper:35
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Publications by Mark Addison (bibliography)
Thimbleby, Harold and Addison, Mark (1996): Intelligent Adaptive Assistance and its Automatic Generation. In Interacting with Computers, 8 (1) pp. 51-68.
Manuals and interactive help are tedious to provide, difficult to maintain, and difficult to ensure that they remain correct, even for simple systems. The result is a loss in product quality, felt particularly by users and designers committed to long-term product development. The paper shows that it is possible to systematically put a system specification and its documentation into exact correspondence. It follows that much previously manual work can be done automatically and with considerable advantages, including guaranteed correctness and completeness, as well as supporting powerful new features such as intelligent adaptive assistance. This paper shows how interactive assistance can be provided to answer 'how to?', 'why not?' and other questions.
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Thimbleby, Harold and Addison, Mark (1995): HyperDoc: An Interactive Systems Tool. In: Kirby, M. A. R., Dix, Alan J. and Finlay, Janet E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers X August, 1995, Huddersfield, UK. pp. 95-106.
HyperDoc is an interactive development tool for designing interactive devices. Although HyperDoc's main purpose is to help design and analyse interactive devices and their manuals, it can also be used to investigate and demonstrate interactive help. HyperDoc itself represents a future user interface for many types of interactive consumer products, such as VCRs and TVs. Exciting developments of HyperDoc include integrating it as an operating system primitive, thus ensuring all systems can be both well-designed and well-documented. Introduction Background Quick HyperDoc Overview HyperDoc: The System Notes on Finite State Machines Simulation Environment User Manual Production Interactive Help/Assistance Assistance: Teaching and Doing -- and Designing HyperDoc's Assistance How to? Where am I? What now? How do I go back? Why? Why not? Tasks State Map (Finite State Machine) Future Perspectives Flexible Manual Structures Conclusions
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Addison, Mark and Thimbleby, Harold (1994): Manuals as Structured Programs. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Draper, Steven and Weir, George R. S. (eds.) Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers IX August 23-26, 1994, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. pp. 67-79.
A user manual may provide instructions that, if the user follows them, achieve any of certain objectives as determined by the manual designers. A manual may therefore be viewed rather like a computer program, as pre-planned instructions. Accordingly, software engineering and its methods may be applied mutatis mutandis to the manual and its design process. We consider structured programming methods, and show that some difficulties with user interfaces may be attributed to manuals being 'unstructured'. Since there are many programming metrics, and very many styles of manuals for user interfaces, this paper is concerned with justifying the approach and showing how insightful it is.
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Diaper, Dan and Addison, Mark (1992): HCI: The Search for Solutions. In: Monk, Andrew, Diaper, Dan and Harrison, Michael D. (eds.) Proceedings of the Seventh Conference of the British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Specialist Group - People and Computers VII August 15-18, 1992, University of York, UK. pp. 493-495.
Diaper, Dan and Addison, Mark (1992): Task Analysis and Systems Analysis for Software Development. In Interacting with Computers, 4 (1) pp. 124-139.
The paper offers a commentary on Benyon (1992). It questions the absence of a role for task analysis in the early stages of system development and attempts to refute many of Benyon's assumptions and criticisms concerning task analysis methods, at least by showing that his criticisms do not apply to all of them. The commentary also questions Benyon's systems analysis model for software development and suggests that it is unrealistic.
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Diaper, Dan and Addison, Mark (1991): User Modelling: The Task Oriented Modelling (TOM) Approach to the Designer's Model. 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. 387-402.
User models as psychological models useful to HCI practitioners and system designers are discussed and a form of designer's user model based on logical, as opposed to psychological, behaviourism is proposed. A small survey of recently published work on user models suggests that many models have a weak empirical basis.
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