Human Personality Types and Software Interface Design: HCI from a Different Perception

Kasthuri Subaramaniam, Oras F. Baker


This research discusses the issues of the incorporation of human personality types in the design of human computer interfaces. LEONARD, Let's Explore our personality based on Openness, Neutral, Analytical, Relational and Decisive is a personality instrument to conduct personality tests on human beings. The description and characteristics of LEONARD are also presented. An offshoot study was conducted on selected respondents to determine the appropriateness of incorporating LEONARD. This study, too, addresses the users' satisfaction of the incorporation of LEONARD in designing user interfaces. This is followed by a discussion of how the incorporation of LEONARD impacts user interface design. A conclusion is drawn on the appropriateness of human personality types and software interface design.


Human computer interaction; user interface; human personality types; LEONARD

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