Due next class period.
Please prepare the following to be ready for class discussion during
the next meeting.
What is the definition of the word "convention"? How would
this apply to computer interface conventions?
Before the next class period, sit down at a computer and make a list
of as many interface conventions as you notice. You'll be surprised at
the amount of "conventional" knowledge you have about how a graphical
user interface works (or should work.) Pay attention to things like the
- using the mouse
- finding things on the hard drive or in your document
- opening documents
- getting help
- using menus
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