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From patrick.schouller@inria.fr Fri Feb 26 17:25 MET 1999
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 17:09:38 +0100 (CET)
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From: Patrick Schouller 
Subject: University of =?iso-8859-1?Q?Jyväskylä?=  (Finlande)as a
	project to develop tools for increasing the usability of information
	systems

MEFI-SEI-DiGITIP-STSI-SDPP-PS-1999-097

TENTATIVE TITLE OF THE PROJECT:

Increasing human usability in information systems

CONTACT PERSON & CONTACT INFORMATION:

Name: 	Hannakaisa Isomäki
Organisation: 	University of Jyväskylä
Department: 	-
Mailing address:	P.O.Box 35, 40351 JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND
Telephone: 	+358-14-601 843	Facsimile:	-
URL: 	-		E-mail: 	hannas@cc.jyu.fi

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The aim of the project is to develop tools for increasing the usability of
information systems. The project consists of three sub-studies:

Study 1 (Jukka Saarinen, Professor of Cognitive Ergonomics, University of
Jyväskylä, Department of Psychology).
The purpose of the study is to apply the concepts of preattentive (parallel)
and attentive (serial) visual processing to the computer interface design:
how should information be organised in an interface so that information
collection would occur in an optimal way (i.e. fast, effectively, and
preattentively). The outcome of the project will be behavioral techniques to
evaluate interface designs from the point of view of the human brain.

Key words:
1. Human-computer interaction
2. Visual information collection from a computer interface
3. The limitations of the information processing capacity of the human brain
4. Visual search: parallel/serial processing.

Study 2 (Antti Pirhonen, Ph.D., Post doc-researcher, Educational Sciences,
University of Jyväskylä).
The study is about relationships among different presentation elements. When
striving towards redundant, meaningful combinations that form virtual
objects, new concepts are needed. In the study a conceptual tool for this
purpose is tested and further developed in a multimedia application
development project.

Keywords:
1. Human-computer interaction
2. Information presentation
3. Redundancy in communication.

Study 3 (Hannakaisa Isomäki, M.Sc., Doctoral student, Information Systems
Science, University of Jyväskylä and University of Tampere).
The purpose of the study is to apply the concept of computer self-efficacy
to usability testing. The aim of the study is to develop a valid usability
measurement tool to be used in a certain environment, for example within a
mobile system with workplace implications.

Key words:
1. Human-computer interaction
2. Computer self-efficacy
3. Usability test
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