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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
A '''GUI''' (an acronym for “[[Graphical User Interface]]”; pronounced “gooey”) provides a symbolic representation (called [[icon]]s) for the various [[computer programs]], [[data file]]s and other items [[store]]d on the [[computer]] [[disk drive]](s).
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A '''GUI''' (an acronym for “[[Graphical User Interface]]”; pronounced “gooey”)
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{{Quote|offers graphical [[icon]]s, and visual indicators, as opposed to [[text]]-based [[interface]]s, typed [[command]] labels or [[text]] [[navigation]] to fully represent the [[information]] and actions available to a [[user]].<ref>[[Department of Homeland Security]], Privacy Impact Assessment for the Use of Unidirectional Social Media Applications Communications and Outreach 3 (Mar. 8, 2011).</ref>}}
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== Overview ==
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"Work sponsored by [[DARPA]] in the late 1960s led to development of the [[computer mouse]] and its use as part of a graphical user interface. The [[technology]] was later incorporated into the Xerox Corporation's Alto [[computer]] and then into Apple Computer's [[MacIntosh]]."<ref>[[Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs]], at 21.</ref>
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Latest revision as of 06:10, 22 May 2016

Definition[]

A GUI (an acronym for “Graphical User Interface”; pronounced “gooey”)

offers graphical icons, and visual indicators, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation to fully represent the information and actions available to a user.[1]

Overview[]

"Work sponsored by DARPA in the late 1960s led to development of the computer mouse and its use as part of a graphical user interface. The technology was later incorporated into the Xerox Corporation's Alto computer and then into Apple Computer's MacIntosh."[2]

References[]

  1. Department of Homeland Security, Privacy Impact Assessment for the Use of Unidirectional Social Media Applications Communications and Outreach 3 (Mar. 8, 2011).
  2. Making IT Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society's Needs, at 21.