Interface Metaphors

June 5, 2008

“Another way of describing conceptual models is in terms of interface metaphors. By this is meant a conceptual model that has been developed to be similar in some way to0 aspects of a physical entity (or entities) but that also has its own behaviors and properties. Such models can be based on an activity or an object or both.”

“Interface metaphors are based on conceptual models that combine familar knowledge with new concepts.”

From: Preece, J., Rogers, Y., Sharp, H. (2002), Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, New York: Wiley, p.55


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