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The role of task analysis in capturing requirements for interface design. / Richardson, Juliet; Ormerod, Thomas C.; Shepherd, Andrew.

In: Interacting with Computers, Vol. 9, No. 4, 11.1998, p. 367-384.

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Richardson, J, Ormerod, TC & Shepherd, A 1998, 'The role of task analysis in capturing requirements for interface design.', Interacting with Computers, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 367-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0953-5438(97)00036-2

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Richardson, Juliet ; Ormerod, Thomas C. ; Shepherd, Andrew. / The role of task analysis in capturing requirements for interface design. In: Interacting with Computers. 1998 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 367-384.

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