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Better User's Interfaces
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A major Army intelligence system has a problem since the system is too complex for the operators that need to work on the system. There is a continuous problem whenever they have to train new operators.
The problem is that the User Interface is still based upon the features and ideas of the 1980’s. The ideas of the 1980’s were based upon simple programs that performed minimal functions and not complex systems that would perform numerous functions.
When is the government going to stop following the ideas of private corporation and recognize that government computer systems are far more complex than computer systems of private corporations.
The computer systems of corporations can get along with the ideas of the 1980’s, but the computer systems of corporations of government are complex and can not get along with the ideas of the 1980’s. Corporations do not have operators that have to work on complex computer systems that protect the United States.
Currently the only concern of Microsoft, Apple, and organizations like Java is to add new features that will make their GUI’s prettier. There is no thought about adding features that would aid in developing a User Interface that would aid individuals that need to deal with a complex computer system.
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