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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interface, user interface(noun)

    (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system

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  1. user interface(Noun)

    The part of a software application that a user sees and interacts with.

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  1. User interface

    The user interface, in the industrial design field of human–machine interaction, is the space where interaction between humans and machines occurs. The goal of this interaction is effective operation and control of the machine on the user's end, and feedback from the machine, which aids the operator in making operational decisions. Examples of this broad concept of user interfaces include the interactive aspects of computer operating systems, hand tools, heavy machinery operator controls, and process controls. The design considerations applicable when creating user interfaces are related to or involve such disciplines as ergonomics and psychology. A user interface is the system by which people interact with a machine. The user interface includes hardware and software components. User interfaces exist for various systems, and provide a means of: ⁕Input, allowing the users to manipulate a system ⁕Output, allowing the system to indicate the effects of the users' manipulation Generally, the goal of human-machine interaction engineering is to produce a user interface which makes it easy, efficient, and enjoyable to operate a machine in the way which produces the desired result. This generally means that the operator needs to provide minimal input to achieve the desired output, and also that the machine minimizes undesired outputs to the human.

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