A Comparison of the Usability of SQL vs. a Menu-Driven Interface

  • J. Steve Davis


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.


Query Language Status Code Alternate Version Item Number Typing Skill 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Steve Davis
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  1. 1.Department of ManagementClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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