Graphical abstract help

Jeff Huang, Bo Lu, Michael B. Twidale

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Abstract

We explore the use of abstracted versions of screenshots as part of an interface to support giving help to the user. Graphstract, the software implementation of this graphical help system, extends the ideas of textually oriented Minimal Manuals to the use of screenshots, enabling multiple small graphical elements to be shown in a small space. This enables the user to get an overview of a complex sequential task as a whole.Graphical hints, such as jagged edges, red dots, and icons are also explored. The idea has been developed by iterative prototyping. In cases where the minimalist help is insufficient, ways of providing more detailed information on demand are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - CHINZ 2005 - Making CHI Natural
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI-NZ)
Pages83-89
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event6th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI-NZ): Making CHI Natural, CHINZ 2005 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Jul 7 2005Jul 8 2005

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume94

Other

Other6th International Conference NZ Chapter of the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI-NZ): Making CHI Natural, CHINZ 2005
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period7/7/057/8/05

Keywords

  • help
  • minimal manuals
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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