User Interface Analysis
|Type of interface||Description||Elements of analysis|
|Command language based interfaces||Focused on restructuring a command language which the user can use to give a command||Color-they may include colors Based on the environment, and the color has unique characters
Font-Uses Consolas or Lucida console fonts in MS-DOS or text focused like for Linux.
Ease of browsing and navigation-it is natural since a keyboard is used
Consistency-all operations and alternatives are designed in a consistent form
Gives the user more control and options
Memory load-able to multitask however not able to view the same resources at the same screen.
Distracting elements-not was able to view different resources at the same screen since the stars, heavy elements and planet do distract.
|Menu driven interface||Focused on an identification of the command names, and no recollection||Color-doesn’t necessarily need to be visual thus suitable for a telephone.
Font-the style might be difficult to read
Ease of browsing-its natural since no need to remember the actual syntax of the command
Ease of navigation-uses pointing device thus typing effort is low since all interactions are carried through menu selection
Distraction-composing demands are impossible since actions concerning logical connectives are awkward to select. Also, slow as viewed by experienced users.
Consistency-If, the number of choices, is large, it’s difficult to select the menu.
|Graphical user interface||A human-based computer interface that uses window, menus, and icons that can be computed by the mouse (Toby).||Color-Different colors can be used such as white and yellow for a full view and white and black for easy reading.
Font-depends on user requirements, for example, use custom fonts in browsers
Distraction-Uses a lot of CPU memory and the memory
Ease of navigation and browsing-since it’s much visually intuitive it’s easy to use
Memory load-minimizes user memory load by taking over the weight of mind from the user.
Ease of browsing and navigation-uses text navigation which makes it easy to use.
Users interact with the application.
|Direct manipulation interfaces/iconic interface||Presents the interface to the users in visual model forms thus also called iconic interface.||Color-objects needed in the user interface are seen since they have visual tower’s colors
Font-usually has a single and also Prosodic Font.
Ease of browsing and navigation-uses time navigation allowing users to do operations at a fast rate. Also, video browsing allows speedier analysis of data
Memory load-has minimized memory load due to its ability to operate high pressure of activity faster.
Distraction-slow as seen by experienced users. Composing demand is not easy since some actions are awkward.