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                 D. J. Power, Editor
         February 13, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No. 4

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In this issue:

1) What rules should guide DSS user interface design?

2) DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

3) Recent DSS News Headlines

1) What rules should guide DSS user interface design?

by Dan Power

People must interact with a computerized decision support system 
to use it. The design of the software interface between the application 
and the user largely determines whether a given DSS will be used and 
whether it will be used effectively. Research and past experience 
suggests "rules" or "guidelines" for building the interface. The software 
interface should be the central design focus, but it is important to 
examine broadly the total user experience. The following is a heavily 
prescriptive, modestly technical discussion of how to develop an 
interface for a wide variety of computerized decision support systems.

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2) DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for papers: ICDSS 2011 - International Conference on 
DSS, June 6-7, 2011, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, due 
March 1, 2011. Check .

2. Call for papers: AMCIS Business Intelligence and Knowledge 
Management track in Detroit August 4-7, 2011.


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3) Recent DSS News Headlines

02/11/2011 Sybase IQ delivers best performance results for 
enterprise-scale data warehousing and analytics.

02/11/2011 IBM announces eight Universities contributing 
to the Watson Computing System's development.

02/11/2011 CMU and IBM collaborate on open computing system 
for advancing research on question answering. 

02/10/2011 Independent analyst firm declares Teradata 'the 
most scalable, flexible, cloud-capable EDW solution in 
today's market'. 

02/09/2011 IBM SPSS business analytics helps Sequoia Hospital 
cut mortality rates in cardiac surgery by 50 percent

02/08/2011 Blackboard launches Blackboard Analytics, a new 
solution for data analytics in education.

02/07/2011 DemandTec adds more collaboration capabilities 
to the DemandTec network.

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