Design d’interfaces : du dialogue homme-machine au support médiatique

María Inés LAITANO - Philippe BOOTZ

KEYWORDS : interface design, interface theories, semiotics, instrumental psychology, human-computer interaction

ABSTRACT : This paper draws a parallel between instrumental approaches of interface design and communicative approaches, in order to revisit the contributions of the latter to the former and to introduce briefly a model which would be able to reconcile them. It does this through a chronological review of different models of the interface, presenting authors who illustrate dominant perspectives as well as new paradigms. Computational, dialogical and instrumental approaches are introduced first to explain the passage of a user-processor that treats information to a user who intervenes in the world through computer artifacts. The evolution of communicative approaches is then retraced by evoking taxonomic models, Semiotic Engineering, the interaction proposal and the interface as media support. The paper concludes with a proposal to integrate the pragmatic aspect of instrumental theories in the communicative perspective.

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Design d’interfaces : du dialogue homme-machine au support médiatique

María Inés LAITANO - Philippe BOOTZ

Université Paris 13
ines.laitano[at]gmail.com
Laboratoire Paragraphe
philippe.bootz[at]univ-paris8.fr

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