Syed Abd. Rahman, Syarifah Nasyua (2004) INTERFACE DESIGN FOR A DBMS. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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This research serves as the initial delivery and as a guideline for the project, which
contains an overview of the project background of study, problems that have been
identified, and how do the author see the project's usefulness for users of a DBMS. The
main objectives of this study is to do research on the usage and effect of Human
Computer Interaction (HCI) and the effect of applying it in the User Interface (UI)
Design, to review the current DBMS interface andcompare it withthe proper elements of
the UI Design, to produce a new guidelines regarding this area of research and also to
produce with the refined prototype of theDBMS interface. For this purpose, the author
has chosen the TOAD software, which is a DBMS tool to be compared and analyzed
according to the elements and guidelines of HCI. Poor representation of the graphical
user interface will lead to confusion and misinterpretation by the users and to overcome
the matter, the author will come out with a proper set of guidelines as well as a refined set
of interface which is more user-friendly and efficient. In orderto accomplish this project,
the author has followed the methodology, which begins with the Research/Analysis
phase, Conceptual Design phase, Physical Design and ends with User Testing phases.
Based on the result and findings, the main factor that contributes to the ineffectiveness of
a user interface is the lack of consideration and planning on the design of the user
interface as most of the programmers focus on the coding part of the design. This will
lead to improper usage of terms and inappropriate metaphors. In conclusion, the
importance of the usage and consideration of using HCI in designing the user interface is
applicable not only for this project, but to any software developers in developing a useful
and efficient programs.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Departments / MOR / COE: Sciences and Information Technology > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:47

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