The importance of human factors considerations is clearly recognized in the computing field today. However, there has been relatively little attention given to such issues in information systems and computer science curricula. This study examined the user interfaces designed by student COBOL programmers for an online, information processing application. A variety of problems were found in the visual displays and interaction designs suggesting a need for greater explicit consideration of this area in programming and software design training. A variety of suggestions are made as to ways of incorporating this issue into the curriculum.
Kaminski, Donna M., "THE USER INTERFACE IN INFORMATION PROCESSING: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF STUDENT PROGRAMMERS" (1987). ICIS 1987 Proceedings. 4.