Visibility Aspects Importance of User Interface Reception in Cloud Computing Applications with Increased Automation

Bachelor thesis English OPEN
Haxhixhemajli, Denis (2012)
  • Publisher: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation
  • Subject: Visibility | User Interface | Cloud Computing | Interface Design | collaborative systems | automation | HCI | Information Systems | Systemvetenskap, informationssystem och informatik

Visibility aspects of User Interfaces are important; they deal with the crucial phase of human-computer interaction. They allow users to perform and at the same time hide the complexity of the system. Acceptance of new systems depends on how visibility aspects of the User Interfaces are presented. Human eyes make the first contact with the appearance of any system by so it generates the very beginning of the human – application interaction. In this study it is enforced that visibility aspects are essential in application development. Furthermore, it is stressed that with practice of automation, habitual and functional visibility fades and users lose control. Users accept visibility loss only at certain points where it does not impact their skillset and understanding of an application. Although, they prefer control over visibility aspects and automation to strengthen the reception of the User Interface. The environments used in this study are Google Docs, Dropbox and cloudHQ with a case study of collaboration involving five users.
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