A Semiotic Model of User-Interface Metaphor [chapter]

Pippin Barr, Robert Biddle, James Noble
Virtual, Distributed and Flexible Organisations  
User-interface metaphor is an extremely popular technique for creating usable user-interfaces. Although there has been considerable research into its application in practical settings, there has been little investigation into the concept itself. This paper applies Peircean semiotics to user-interface metaphor in order to provide a structured model of the concept. As an end result, a far more detailed understanding of the technique and a useful vocabulary are made available to user-interface
more » ... user-interface designers and researchers.
doi:10.1007/1-4020-2162-3_13 fatcat:d4jr7coqtbegvgftbyi3ow2pda