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Interfaces for the Ordinary and Beyond
September/October 1993 (vol. 10 no. 5)
pp. 76-78

Several ways in which current computer interfaces discriminate against those who do not fit the accepted profile of the average user are described. A needs continuum for describing users' abilities and characteristics is presented. The parameters affecting a person's position within the continuum are discussed. The ways in which interface designers take into account a range of needs is also discussed.

Index Terms:
user interfaces; computer interfaces; needs continuum; interface designers; user interfaces
Citation:
"Interfaces for the Ordinary and Beyond," IEEE Software, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 76-78, Sept.-Oct. 1993, doi:10.1109/MS.1993.10050
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