Design of an e-learning authoring tool user interface using mental models: a case study

Vázquez, I. and Barra Arias, Enrique and Gordillo Méndez, Aldo and Quemada Vives, Juan (2015). Design of an e-learning authoring tool user interface using mental models: a case study. In: "Proceedings of the 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2015)", 16/11/2015 - 18/11/2015, Seville, Spain.

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Title: Design of an e-learning authoring tool user interface using mental models: a case study
Author/s:
  • Vázquez, I.
  • Barra Arias, Enrique
  • Gordillo Méndez, Aldo
  • Quemada Vives, Juan
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Proceedings of the 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2015)
Event Dates: 16/11/2015 - 18/11/2015
Event Location: Seville, Spain
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 8th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2015)
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Mental models, authoring tool, user interface, methodology, usability
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

User interface design is very important when creating e-learning tools, especially in authoring tools where the user has to use a single application to create content and has to learn to use a lot of functionalities that combine and help each other to produce the final result. The user, when utilizing the application, will create a mental model that should fit the conceptual model that the development team has designed. If this does not happen it will be very difficult to learn how to use the application and there will be misunderstandings and mistakes. This paper presents a case study of an authoring tool called ViSH Editor, its user interface design process and how mental models and related Human-Computer Interaction concepts have been taken into account when designing the user interface of the tool.

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Item ID: 41890
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41890/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41890
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Sep 2016 10:36
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2016 10:36
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