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Confusion between human and
machine. Human metaphor error.
Machine.Essential is: no human operator but a machine.






GUI webFavourite.

Frequently used.Compatible with task of the user.






GUI webPersonal.xls (MS Excel).

Customizations.xls.That is what the user does.






GUI webWelcome.

Omit.






GUI web

Metaphor human.

Part of a weight scale: desk- lap- hands- hand- and wrist-top/held.






GUI web



Computer in living room.






GUI web



Aanpassen [customize].







GUI webAssistant.






Compatible with human memory processes.






GUI web





Compatible with human memory processes.






GUI web





Compatibility using a weight scale: desk- lap- hands- hand- en wrist-top/held.






GUI webRecycle bin.

Version control.Compatible with task of user: version/back-up control.






GUI webWastebasket.

Version control.Compatible with task of user: version/back-up control.






GUI webBasket.

Orders.







GUI webBook e.g. phone book.

Phone numbers.







GUI webBroadcast (sent to all).

Recipients (list).







GUI webHot.

Frequently used.Compatible with task of the user.






GUI webHourglass.

Progress indicator.Compatible with user task:
control the execution of a command
and plan actions.






GUI webTools.

Commands.Compatible with user task actions.






GUI web



Handsheld (computer).Compatibility using a weight scale: desk/ lap/ hands/ hand/ wrist held.






GUI web



Handsheld (computer).Part of a weight scale: desk- lap- hands- hand- en wrist-top/held.






GUI webDesk e.g. helpdesk.

Omit word desk.






GUI web



Command(line).That is what the user does:
commanding a computer.






GUI web



Handsheld (computer).That is what the user does.






GUI webMand(je), winkel-.

Bestellingen.







GUI webWinkelwagen.

Bestellingen.







GUI webZandloper

Progress control. Voortgangsindicator.Compatible with task of user:
control of the execution of a command.






GUI web



Omit word loket.






GUI webBar e.g. task tool.

Commands (list of commands).







GUI webMouse.Metaphor visual.Hand pointer (versus finger keys).Compatible with task actions of user.






GUI web

Metaphor visual.Laptop (computer).Part of a weight scale: desk- lap- hands- hand- en wrist-top/held.






GUI webCookie.Metaphor.File with user information.That is what is is.






GUI web



Command(s list).That is the meaning.






GUI webCity e.g. ANWBcity.Metaphor.Omit word city.