Semiotic differences of Macintosh Os X & Microsoft Windows 7 based on metaphors and interpretation

Raghdah Sadik Abdulhassan, Mona Masood, Al Samarraie Hosam

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study utilized the Souza's semiotic engineering theory of HCI to user interface metaphors. The main aim of using Metaphors is the ability to determine the potential meaning in ongoing cognitive activities. The data were collected through the "Icon Recognition Test" and the interview questions. In addition, the users' navigation through Mac and Win7 operating systems include certain categories of metaphors. The examination result indicated that 90% of the "structure metaphors" appeared for the desktop icons and some of the Power Point environment. The findings of the study indicated that Win7 and Mac users did not recognize their system metaphors, which reflects how users can transfer their skills and experience through and across the two platforms after one week of practice across the systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation
PublisherIEEE
Pages209-213
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9809-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2011 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 24 Jan 201128 Jan 2011

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)2166-0662
ISSN (Electronic)2166-0670

Conference

Conference2011 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2011
CountryCambodia
CityPhnom Penh
Period24/01/1128/01/11

Keywords

  • Metaphor
  • Semiotic
  • Semiotic engineering theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modelling and Simulation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Semiotic differences of Macintosh Os X & Microsoft Windows 7 based on metaphors and interpretation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Abdulhassan, R. S., Masood, M., & Hosam, A. S. (2011). Semiotic differences of Macintosh Os X & Microsoft Windows 7 based on metaphors and interpretation. In 2011 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation (pp. 209-213). [5730348] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMS.2011.41