Monday, February 10, 2014

H.C.I Vocab. 2/10/14

human computer interaction- 
 The study of how humans interact with computers, and how to design computer systems that are easy, quick and productive for humans to use. 

human computer interface-
Human–computer interaction involves the study, planning, and design of the interaction between people and computers. It is often regarded as the intersection of computer science, behavioral sciences, design and several other fields of study

connotes-
(of a word) imply or suggest (an idea or feeling) in addition to the literal or primary meaning.

man machine interaction-
  Control of machines in general using devices like steering wheel, automobile pedal, or button

operating system-
the software that supports a computer's basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals.

programming language-
 artificial language designed to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer. Programming languages can be used to create programs that control the behavior of a machine and/or to express algorithms.

computer-
n electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.

technology-
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, esp. in industry.

computer user satisfaction-
Computer user satisfaction is the attitude of a user to the computer system he employs in the context of his/her work environments. Doll and Torkzadeh's definition of user satisfaction is, the opinion of the user about a specific computer application, which they use. 

graphics-
  the use of diagrams in calculation and design.

layout-
  the way certain information is designed and perceived by someone. 

interface-
  a point where two systems, subjects, organizations, etc., meet and interact.

network administrator-
   an individual that is responsible for the maintenance of computer hardware and software systems that make up a computer network including the maintenance and monitoring of active data network or converged infrastructure and related network equipment.

network address-
  A network address is an identifier for a node or network interface of a telecommunications network. Network addresses are often designed to be unique across the network, although some networks allow for relative or local addresses that may not be unique. 

firewall-
 a software or hardware-based network security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analyzing the data packets and determining whether they should be allowed through or not, based on applied rule set

routing tables-
In computer networking a routing table, or routing information base, is a data table stored in a router or a networked computer that lists the routes to particular network destinations, and in some cases, metrics associated with those routes.

hardware-
  this refers to the physical parts of a computer and or pieces that are involved within the whole structure of the computer 

server-
a computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network.

infrastructure-
the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.

harddrive-
a high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a read-write mechanism plus one or more hard disks, inside a sealed unit. Also called hard disk drive.