HCIL-86-09

Design and research on The Interactive Encyclopedia System (TIES)
Morariu, J., Shneiderman, B.
Nov. 1986
Proc. 29th Conference of the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems, 19-21. See 87-01 for revised version.
HCIL-86-09
Printed books were an enormous stimulus to science, culture, commerce, and entertainment. Electronic books and hypertext systems may produce a similar stimulus in the next century, but current designs are poor. Typical screens are too small, too slow, too complicated, and too hard to read. With careful attention to the user interface and the underlying technology, we have a chance to create a new medium that is potentially more attractive and effective than printed books in many situations.
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