Human-Computer Interaction 3e Dix, Finlay, Abowd, Beale
Brian wants to make a dinner date with
Alison. He knows she will not be able to read email,
as she is away for a few days, and he doesn't have
her hotel number. He types and prints a letter, which
he puts in her pigeonhole. Alison's secretary always
checks the pigeonhole several times a day, and when
she finds the letter she reads it and rings Alison
and tells her.
Analyse this story using a status-event description.
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There are many levels of detail. It would be possible to use S-E analysis to describe even the act of typing, etc. However, the following is a high-level description:
N.B. the data flow of information in the content of the letter is largely irrelevant for the S-E description.
Other exercises in this chapter
ex.18.1 (ans), ex.18.2 (tut), ex.18.3 (tut), ex.18.4 (tut), ex.18.5 (tut), ex.18.6 (tut)
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