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Ten Design Points for the Human Interface to Instructional Multimedia

T.H.E. Journal Volume 22, Number 7, ISSN 0192-592X


Ten ways to design an effective Human-Computer Interface are explained. Highlights include material delivery that relates to user knowledge; appropriate screen presentations; attention value versus learning and recall; the relationship of packaging and message; the effectiveness of visuals and text; the use of color to enhance communication; the effect of illustrations; the usability of icons; redundancy; and culturally sensitive presentations. (Author/AEF)


McFarland, R.D. (1995). Ten Design Points for the Human Interface to Instructional Multimedia. T.H.E. Journal, 22(7), 67-69. Retrieved September 25, 2020 from .

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