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Further research in double interaction: the simultaneous conduct of man–man and man–computer interaction

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Double interaction is the abbreviation for the simultaneous conduct of man–man interaction on the one hand, and man–computer interaction, on the other. It is a recent development—certainly in this country—and roughly follows chronologically, the advent of the computer, and subsequently, the development of man–computer interaction… The general concept of double interaction is new and extends over a wide variety of situations. The objectives of research in this field are therefore necessarily different, from the painstaking systematic research devoted to a small component feature derived from a well-established field, which one often sees in doctoral dissertations. For double interaction, the lack of an established literature as well as far-ranging implications associated with too rapid an application of a new technology, leads to a different set of objectives. The need here is for an outline of the major parameters relating to double interaction over a wide variety of situations, how these parameters may interrelate, and how one or more of these parameters may be exploited to give rise to effective planning and application of double interaction. The need therefore is more of a general nature, the overall objective being the provision of the means for understanding, designing, and implementing effective double interaction situations.


Loughborough University of Technology, Department of Human Sciences (Norman Swindin Prize). Loughborough Students Union.



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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.




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