Institutional Repository

Browsing 2001 National Research and Development Conference by Issue Date

Browsing 2001 National Research and Development Conference by Issue Date

Sort by: Order: Results:

  • Licker, PS; Anderson, R; Macintosh, C; Van Kets, A (2001)
    This research looks into factors that affect the readability of web sites. For those with low literacy skills, low readability may prove to be an insurmountable barrier to profitable, comfortable website use. Two factors ...
  • Potgieter, BC (2001)
    Computer scientists and information technologists are morally obliged to study the social impact of their technologies. They must also consider the results of the non-positivistic · approaches that are generally avoided ...
  • Stander, A; Van Zee, P; Wang, Y-J (2001)
    Automatic teller machines (ATM) are an intermediate stage in the progression of banking technology. This intermediate stage is expected to remain until user perceptions of electronic banking have improved. ATM transaction ...
  • Smith, DC; Becker, M; Burns-Howell, J; Kyriakides, J (2001)
    The use of teams within organisations is becoming more prevalent as teams have been identified as an efficient work unit of human capital. This research identified 17 team effectiveness characteristics and, using a sample ...
  • Wong, B; Marsden, G (2001)
    With the continuing growth of the Internet, an increasing number of organisations are incorporating the Web into their business activities. The appeal of a site to users in terms of both attractiveness and usability ...
  • Thomas, TA; Brown, S (2001)
    Group activities are important for students in order to develop the skills they will need for working with other people when they get into industry. The Internet offers an exciting environment for students to practise these ...
  • Marte, O-C; Marais, P (2001)
    This paper presents preliminary work on the segmentation of Computed Tomography data using a model-based approach. Conventional image processing of CT data is aimed at the production of simple iso-surfaces far surgical ...
  • Adler, J; Christelis, GD; Deneys, JA; Konidaris, GD; Lewis, G; Lipson, AG; Phillips, RL; Scott-Dawkins, DK; Shell, DA; Strydom, BV; Trakman, WM; Van Gool, LD (2001)
    Two polygons are adjacent if they have edges which share a common edge segment. In this paper we consider the problem of finding adjacencies in a set of n non-overlapping polygons. Using the fact that adjacent edges must ...
  • Van Greunen, D; Wesson, J (2001)
    The goal of this paper is to discuss the role of usability testing in software development in South Africa. Throughout the software industry software engineers develop user interfaces (Ul) with little or no support from ...
  • Cohen, JF (2001)
    The validity of managerial activities such as strategic planning have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. In particular, the validity of information systems strategic planning (ISSP) within South African ...
  • Marsden, G; Jones, M (2001)
    Embedded interactive computer systems, such as those found in cellular handsets, can be hard to use. The combination of small form factor - limited input and output potential - and an increasing feature set, result in ...
  • Hart, ML; Davies, K; Barker-Goldie, E-J; Theron, A (2001)
    This research describes a study into the adoption of data mining (DM) techniques and tools in industry. They are seen by most companies interviewed as strategically important, with key applications varying per sector, but ...
  • Harmse, R; Thomas, T (2001)
    The arrival of outcomes-based education (OBE) in South African means that we have to change the way in which we assess our learners. Coupled with this change comes a move to larger classes where individual assessment has ...
  • Renaud, K; Smith, E (2001)
    This paper presents a novel approach to a familiar problem - that of helping users to choose better passwords, and to remember them. User identification and authentication is an essential aspect of our technologically ...
  • Nash, JM; Gwilt, D; Ludwig, A; Shaw, K (2001)
    This research provides some qualitative insights into the prevalence and use of technologies to support decision-making in South Africa. The paper focuses on two hypotheses: firstly, that decision support technology is not ...
  • Machanick, P; Patel, Z (2001)
    The RAMpage memory hierarchy is an alternative to the traditional division between cache and main memory: main memory is moved up a level and DRAM is used as a paging device. Earlier RAMpage work has shown that the RAMpage ...
  • Kew, SJ; Dwolatzky, B (2001)
    "OPC" is an important new specification designed to solve interoperability problems in the process control environment. It is based on Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM). The paper surveys and describes the OPC ...
  • Botha, R; Eloff, J (2001)
    The eXtensible Markup Language {XML) are being upheld as having the potential to change the way business is conducted. This will be effected by changing the way in which information is shared. However, with the sharing of ...
  • Barnard, A; Ehlers, EM (2001)
    In this paper we consider the representation and generation of three-dimensional structures by means of formal descriptive methods. Graph and graph grammar theory present us with a powerful two-dimensional representational ...
  • Handzic, M; Van Toorn, C; Parkin, P (2001)
    The aim of the case study reported in this paper was to provide a cultural audit of a university school as a typical knowledge-based organisation. The subjects were 24 academic staff members who participated in the study ...

Search UnisaIR


Browse

My Account