Dagada

Topics: Application software, Computer program, Emulator Pages: 3 (652 words) Published: September 10, 2013
HCI401T ASSIGNMENT
R.O DAGADA
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INTELIGENT SYSTEMS

SOFTWARE POSTURES

Auxiliary posture applications combine features of sovereign and transient posture: they are present for long periods, but are small and have very limited functionality. They are generally used in conjunction with one or more other applications, providing dynamic information or a small set of tools. (The most familiar example of auxiliary posture is the Windows Start bar.) If a user frequently needs some small piece of data or functionality, which is not provided by a sovereign program, the application that provides it should have an auxiliary posture. Posture assessment software for postural analysis. Create reports to show pre and post care deviations, document postural adaptations, balance points, changes over time and posture improvement. In About Face, Alan Cooper introduces the idea of "posture" -- the basic attitude and stance with which an application presents itself to the user. How much screen real estate should the application use? How bold or subtle should the widgets be? How much information should be displayed in the main screen? Determining the appropriate posture for an application helps answer these and other questions, and the appropriate posture for an application is determined by the nature of its use. The designer must understand what the user's goals are in invoking a particular application, and then decide which posture best serves those goals. Cooper refers to these postures as sovereign, transient, daemonic and parasitic (please refer to About Face: the essentials of user inter face design for a complete description). The student assessment software interface is user friendly as the structure is chosen from a list of available set options. Headings will be used as part of the menu to make it easy to navigate.

Combined different media will be used within the interface namely text, graphics and sound will be used in the interface. Data gathering is a...
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