WANDS: Tools for designing and testing distributed documents

Andrew Sears, Michael S. Borella

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


Designing documents that will be viewed from remote locations via a network requires an understanding of traditional document and interaction design issues, plus an understanding of how network delays will impact document delivery. Unfortunately, being aware of networking issues is not always sufficient since designers usually have no way of viewing their documents as if those documents were being delivered to a remote site. This paper describes a set of tools that allow designers to view documents stored locally while experiencing response time delays as if the documents were delivered from a different location on the network. By using measured network latencies to drive an instrumented World-Wide Web server, we allow designers to view the documents they create from the perspective of someone sitting down the hall, across the country, or across an ocean. 1997. Copyright on this material is held by the authors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 1997 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationLooking to the Future, CHI EA 1997
EditorsSteven Pemberton
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0897919262
StatePublished - Mar 22 1997
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1997 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Mar 22 1997Mar 27 1997

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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