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Title Elements of a framework to increase usability of systems linked to the web
Abstract Information Systems of the future will have a Web front-end and will be strongly influenced by Web architecture, constraints and environment. The lack of a self-evident conceptual framework, together with the paradoxical situation of having to design an information system for a community of users whose needs and abilities are mostly unknown, forces us to look for preliminary steps towards a framework. Those steps include looking for regularities in specific situations of human consumable data types and the fundamental media to represent information and transforming the results into Metadata, exploiting theories that seem pertinent in analogous situations such as conversation theory, identifying what constitutes a style of design for the Web and deriving guidelines for styles of design from guidelines for styles of writing, in particular the Classic Style. It is expected that a pertinent conceptual framework might emerge by following this course.
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Report RAL Technical Reports RAL-TR-1998-077. 1998. raltr-1998077.pdf 1998
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