Mnemonic Assistance and User Productivity

  • Allen Klinger
Part of the Languages and Information Systems book series (LISS)


This paper concerns designing computer software to obtain improved human performance in executing information-management tasks. We survey aspects of the existing software and consequences of wide use of computers in society in order to examine whether there is a basic problem with memory overload in users caused by current interface designs. The main contributions of this work are in
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    Displaying problems associated with increased dependence on computer technology; and

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    Discussing potential solutions.



User Productivity Information Retrieval System Word Processor Visual Interface Computer Utility 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen Klinger
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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