Hypertext: a psychological perspective
Ellis Horwood Series in Interactive Information Systems
Published by Ellis Horwood
An electronic version of this book is available here.
From the Cover
While the ideas underlying hypertext have been around for a long time,
it is only comparatively recently that the availability of powerful desktop microcomputers
has enabled hypertext systems to become commercially viable tools. While developments in
hypertext in recent years have been very much technology-oriented, interest is now centring
on the effects of the technology from a human psychological perspective.
Written by leading figures in the field the authors look at the psychological considerations such
as memory, education and navigation underlying the design of hypertext systems. Addressing
itself to the full range of psychological issues, with direct reference to practical applications, this book
places the technology within the domain of human activities and thereby provides a broader perspective
on the role and value of emerging information systems.
Readership: Researchers, postgraduates and senior-level undergraduates in psychology and cognitive science.
Also of interest to students and researchers in information science, computer science, ergonomics, software design,
educational technology and human factors.
- Chapter 1: Why Psychology?
Cliff McKnight, Andrew Dillon and John Richardson
- Chapter 2: An Alternative Rhetoric for Hypertext
- Chapter 3: The Textbook of the Future
Donald J. Cunningham, Thomas M. Duffy and Randy A. Knuth
- Chapter 4: Learning with Hypertext: Problems, Principles and Prospects
- Chapter 5: Enhancing the Usability of Text Through Computer Delivery and Formative Evaluation: the SuperBook Project
Thomas Landauer, Dennis Egan, Joel Remde, Michael Lesk, Carol Lochbaum and Daniel Ketchum
- Chapter 6: To Jump or Not to Jump : Strategy Selection While Reading Electronic Texts
- Chapter 7: Effects Of Semantically Structured Hypertext Knowledge Bases on Users’ Knowledge Structures
David H. Jonassen
- Chapter 8: Space – the Final Chapter or Why Physical Representations are not Semantic Intentions
Andrew Dillon, Cliff McKnight and John Richardson
- Author Index
- Subject Index