Authors: Preece, Rogers & Sharp
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2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Chapter Index
Understanding and Conceptualizing Interaction

Chapter Introduction | Web Resources | Assignment Comments | Teaching Materials

Below is additional material associated with the topics covered in chapter 2.

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Conceptual models

David Liddle's chapter called "Design of the Conceptual Model" in T. Winograd (ed) Bringing Design to Software (1996) (pp17-31) provides a good overview. It can be found at:

Interface metaphors

The interface hall of shame on metaphors is nearly 10 years old but some of the examples are still worth looking at. See:


Visionary Videos and classic designs

HP made a few thought-provoking visionary videos of the future of technology. One that received considerable attention was cooltown. See

Another much cited video is Apple’s Knowledge Navigator that can be found at:

To run an interactive demo of VisiCalc see”