Multimedia and Hypertext - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125184083, 9780080512228

Multimedia and Hypertext

1st Edition

The Internet and Beyond

Authors: Jakob Nielsen
Paperback ISBN: 9780125184083
eBook ISBN: 9780080512228
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 27th February 1995
Page Count: 480

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Table of Contents


A Multitude of Hypertext and Multimedia


Chapter 1: Defining Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Multimedia

Narrower Definitions of Hypertext

Hypermedia: Multimedia Hypertext

Hypertext and Regular Computer Applications

The Hype about Hypertext Chapter 2: An Example of a Hypertext System

Chapter 3: The History of Hypertext

Memex (1945)

Augment/NLS (1962-1976)

Xanadu (1965)

Hypertext Editing System (1967) and FRESS (1968)

Aspen Movie Map (1978)

KMS (1983)

Hyperties (1983)

NoteCards (1985)

Symbolics Document Examiner (1985)

Intermedia (1985)

Guide (1986)

HyperCard (1987)

Hypertext Grows Up

Chapter 4: Applications of Hypertext

Computer Applications

Business Applications

Intellectual Applications

Educational Applications

Entertainment and Leisure Applications

Chapter 5: The Architecture of Hypertext Systems



Hypertext Engines

Open Hypertext

Integrating Hypertext Ideas into Other Environments

Chapter 6: Hardware Support for Hypertext

Problems with the Computer Screen

Pointing Devices

Can Text-O


Based on his best-selling HyperText and HpyerMedia, Jakob Nielsen takes hypertext a step further--to the Internet. Multimedia and Hypertext: The Internet and Beyond explores new and developing applications in multimedia and hypertext as well as offering coverage of the use of HTML (hypertext markup language) and the World Wide Web with interfaces such as Mosaic and Netscape.

Key Features

  • Includes a large number of richly illustrated examples of a wide variety of new hypermedia systems.
  • Provides a range of strategies for overcoming information overload.
  • Thorougly discusses a number of new applications, including distribution of hypertext tools via the Internet.
  • Explains copyright issues for users and develeopers, and usability issues for hypertext.
  • Forecasts the future of the field in the long and short term.


Practitioners, technical writers, software developers, engineers, communication and computer science students, graphic designers, sophisticated PC users, and anyone involved in electronic dissemination of information.


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About the Authors

Jakob Nielsen Author

Called the world's leading expert on Web usability by US News and World Report, Jakob Nielsen today serves as user advocate and principal of the Nielsen Norman Group. In the course of a career in which he held influential positions at Sun Microsystems, Bellcore, and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, Nielsen founded the "discount usability engineering" movement for fast and cheap improvements of user interfaces and invented several usability methods, including heuristic evaluation. He holds 58 US patents, many of which focus on ways to make the Internet easier to use. He has written the Alertbox column on Web usability since 1995 and is the author of Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity and Usability Engineering, plus eight other books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nielsen Norman Group, Fremont, CA, U.S.A.