Representational talkback: An approach to support writing as design

Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Shingo Takada, Grossz Gross, Kumiyo Nakakoji

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Abstract

Designing documents, such as writing a technical paper, manual or WWW home pages, starts with a goal in mind but often does not simply proceed in a top down problem solving style. The document design process consists of a cycle of interpretation, modification and understanding. It requires both generating parts (words, sentences, and paragraphs) and structuring them while exploring what to write. Our research aims at supporting this collage or trial and error style of writing as design, drawing on the concepts of reflection in action and hermeneutics. We propose representational talkback, which is feedback from intermediate situations that emerge during writing. We postulate that by providing writers with appropriate representations to amplify this talkback, we enhance their writing process. The paper presents a theoretical framework of our approach and reports a user study using a prototype system ART (Amplifying Representational Talkback) to understand what types of talkback are necessary during writing and possible representations for them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages125-131
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818683473, 9780818683473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 1998 - Hayama-machi, Kanagawa, Japan
Duration: 1998 Jul 151998 Jul 17

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 1998

Other

Other3rd Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 1998
CountryJapan
CityHayama-machi, Kanagawa
Period98/7/1598/7/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Yamamoto, Y., Takada, S., Gross, G., & Nakakoji, K. (1998). Representational talkback: An approach to support writing as design. In Proceedings - 3rd Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 1998 (pp. 125-131). [704176] (Proceedings - 3rd Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction, APCHI 1998). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCHI.1998.704176