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The InterfaceIBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976$
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John Harwood

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670390

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670390.001.0001

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The Architecture of the Computer

The Architecture of the Computer

(p.58) (p.59) Chapter Two The Architecture of the Computer
The Interface

John Harwood

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter deals with the contributions of industrial engineers to the design of computers. Industrial engineers are primarily concerned with the spatial and functional relations of the machine to its users and surrounding environment. They possess a wide range of expertise ranging from that of a computer scientist and electrical engineer to an ergonomist and architect. Noyes and his colleagues synchronized the combined data produced from human sciences, information sciences, and the technical engineering of electronics into one representational system. This system was capable of organizing man and computer into an organic and productive unit. Their project was then applied in the construction of the methodology for designing the interface, or the externals of the machine.

Keywords:   industrial engineering, computers, computer science, electrical engineering, ergonomics, architecture, human sciences, information sciences, technical engineering, interface

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