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The Relevance of Semiotics to the Internet: How Abstract Web Designers use Metaphors in Web Development

By Grant Warren Sherson


Multimedia based development has matured over the years. Developers have heeded the message to ensure that there is quality interface design and they make careful use of metaphors to improve communication between computer and user. A look at semiotic theory and interface design guidelines confirms that metaphors are still essential communication components in human-computer interface design. This paper looks at how the relatively immature Internet reflects those essential components

Year: 2000
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