A Comparison of the Usability of SQL vs. a Menu-Driven Interface
This paper presents results of an experiment which compares the usability of a menu-driven system to that of an alternate version with a query language. Subjects performed better with the query language version and considered it easier to use. With both versions they had more difficulty accomplishing queries which required associating more than one screen or table (relation) of data.
KeywordsQuery Language Status Code Alternate Version Item Number Typing Skill
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