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Metaphor-Based Design of High-Throughput Screening Process Interfaces

David B. Kaber, Noa Segall, Rebecca S. Green

Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2007, pp. 190-210

Abstract

This paper describes work on developing usable interfaces for creating and editing methods for high-throughput screening of chemical and biological compounds in the domain of life sciences automation. A modified approach to metaphor-based interface design was used as a framework for developing a screening method editor prototype analogous to the presentation of a recipe in a cookbook. The prototype was compared to an existing screening method editor application in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of novice users and was found to be superior.

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Metaphor-Based Design of High-Throughput Screening Process Interfaces