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Interfaces. By: Ben Griffin and Laurel Baston. What is an Interface. An interface is the aggregate of means by which people ( the users ) interact with a particular machine , device, computer program or other complex tool ( the system ). . Examples of an Interface. Driving a Car

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Interfaces

Interfaces

By: Ben Griffin and Laurel Baston


What is an interface

What is an Interface

  • An interface is the aggregate of means by which people (the users) interact with a particular machine, device, computer program or other complex tool (the system).


Examples of an interface

Examples of an Interface

  • Driving a Car

  • Brushing your Teeth

  • Opening a Door

  • Using a Computer


Main types of interfaces

Main Types of Interfaces

  • Human-machine Interface

  • Command-line Interface

  • Tactile Interface

  • Touch Interface


Human machine interface

Human-machine Interface

  • The user interface of a mechanical system, a vehicle or an industrial installation is sometimes referred to as the human-machine interface (HMI).


Command line interface

Command-line Interface

  • A CLI (command line interface) is a user interface to a computer's operating system or an application in which the user responds to a visual prompt by typing in a command on a specified line, receives a response back from the system, and then enters another command, and so forth. The MS-DOS Prompt application in a Windows operating system is an example of the provision of a command line interface. Today, most users prefer the graphical user interface (GUI) offered by Windows, Mac OS, BeOS, and others. Typically, most of today's Unix-based systems offer both a command line interface and a graphical user interface.

  • Example: Gentoo Linux


Gentoo linux

Gentoo Linux


Tactile interface

Tactile Interface

  • Tactile interfaces supplement or replace other forms of output with haptic (means pertaining to the sense of touch) feedback methods. Used in computerized simulators etc.

    Example: Braille


Braille

Braille


Touch interface

Touch Interface

  • Touch interfaces are graphical user interfaces using a touch screen display as a combined input and output device. Used in many types of industrial processes and machines, self-service machines etc.


Touch screen

Touch Screen


Two main types of digital interfaces

Two Main Types of Digital Interfaces

  • Graphical User Interface

  • Web-based user interfaces


Graphical user interface

Graphical User Interface

  • This is a computer interface that uses icons and text to control the system.

  • Examples: Interaction between the Mouse and an icon.


Web based computer interface

Web-based Computer interface

  • Web-based user interfaces accept input and provide output by generating web pages which are transported via the Internet and viewed by the user using a web browser program.


The end

The End


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