A Human Interface Based on Linguistic Metaphor and Intention Reasoning
Koichi Yamada*, Mutsumi Tamai**, and Muneyuki Unehara*
*Department of Management and Information Systems Science, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kami-tomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
**Department of Management and Information Systems Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology
The human interface design for household appliances is becoming far more difficult than that in the past, because they have so many functions that the users could not remember all of their operations as well as the size is so compact that enough buttons, switches, and/or displays could not be placed on the control panel. The paper proposes a novel idea of human interface named Push like talking for such appliances, which could be a new design paradigm for the human interface of future electronic/information appliances. The PLT is applied to a human interface of a multi-functional telephone. Then, the evaluation shows the possibility that the PLT paradigm would provide a manualless human interface for appliances in the future.
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