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1
User interface II
Asper School of Business University of Manitoba
Systems Analysis Design
Instructor Bob Travica
Updated November 2017
2
Outline
  • Practice evaluating user interface
  • Reports as part of user interface

3
Practice evaluating user interface
  • This linked file contains 3 tasks of evaluating
    user
  • interface by using different methods.

4
Reports
  • Frequently used type of output that is important
    in business
  • Although there is no interaction between user and
    system (a dialog), reports must be meaningful and
    easy to use -- must comply with HCI principles
  • Paper and electronic reports

5
Types of reports
  • Detailed (TPS report)
  • Transactions details
  • Summary (MIS regular report)
  • Periodic summaries (sales, hiring)
  • Exception (a kind of MIS report)
  • The content addresses significant variation from
    the business as usual (good or bad)
  • Executive (output from DSS)
  • Key Performance Indicators, support to strategic
    decision making

6
Types of reports (cont.)
  • Canned report (previous slide) vs. Ad hoc
    report (user-generated use report generators in
    database systems)
  • Internal report

7
Types of reports - External report
Content of RMO shopping cart
8
Types of reports electronic report
  • Electronic report with drill-down
  • capability executive users

9
Formatting reports
  • Managers like charts quick informing

10
Rules for formatting reports
  • Three design principles
  • 1. What is the objective of the report?
  • Decide on the needed level of detail
  • 2. Who is the intended audience?
  • Use appropriate labels, headings, charts
  • 3. What is the medium for presentation?
  • Standard stock paper, computer screens, wireless
    portable technologies
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