Patterns of experience in text editing

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Abstract

What are the effects of experience on text editing behavior? Do users inevitably develop optimal strategies for getting their work done? The answer to such questions are becoming increasingly important, as more and more individuals begin to use word processing equipment routinely. In the best of all possible worlds, experienced users do become experts, able to quickly and accurately choose and execute optimal procedures to accomplish any given goal. Such a state of affairs would make designers of editing systems very happy indeed. But another alternative exists, that at least some proportion of experienced and frequent users stabilize at some nonoptimal level of skill.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1983
EditorsAnn Janda
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages171-175
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0897911210
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 12 1983
Event1983 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1983 - Boston, United States
Duration: Dec 12 1983Dec 15 1983

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other1983 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1983
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period12/12/8312/15/83

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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