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Matthew Fuller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262062749

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001

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Software Studies

Florian Cramer

Matthew Fuller

The MIT Press

This chapter starts with the definition and typology of the interface concept and explains its application within the computer field. It also specifically explores the graphic user interface, Application Program Interface, and other interfaces. The chapter states that interfaces act as a communication tool between software and hardware to ease the computational practices. It also shows how the increasing advances in technology impact the computer interfaces. The majority of the chapter is concerned with providing a thorough analysis of categories of interface.

Keywords:   graphical user interface, Application Program Interface, communication tool, computer interfaces

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