S. K. Card, M. Pavel, J. E. Farrell

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In recent years a number of systems have used windows as the basis for advanced user interfaces. Yet how exactly users benefit from windows or what features of windows are important for design is neither understood nor has it been studied. Current window designs are given a simple classification. Seven functional uses that have been identified for windows are described. The Window Working Set concept based on operating system theory is introduced for the an analysis of space constraints on window use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsBrian Shackel
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0444877738
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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