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The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications

Julie A. Jacko & Andrew Sears

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002
ISBN 080583834

The Human-Computer Interaction Hand-book: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications is a comprehensive survey of a fast-paced field that will be of interest to all HCI practitioners, educators, consultants and researchers, including computer scientists, industrial engineers, electrical and computer engineers, cognitive scientists, experimental psychologists, human factors professionals, interface designers, systems designers, product managers and executives working with product development.

This new handbook offers a comprehensive compendium of foundational principles, as well as recent advances in conceptualizing, designing and evaluating computing technologies. It spans a variety of traditional and non-traditional platforms including desktop computing, networked environments, mobile computing, virtual environments and information appliances. In addition, the volume offers coverage of interaction issues concerning diverse users, including men, women, children, the elderly and those with cognitive, physical and perceptual impairments. In addition, HCI is presented in the context of special application domains, such as e-commerce, telecommunication, government, healthcare, educational software, entertainment, games, motor vehicles, and aerospace.

In this volume, a number of top experts in the field of HCI share their expertise, experience and insight regarding research, technological advancements and specific methodologies in the field of human-computer interaction.

Table of Contents:

I. The Evolution of Human-Computer Interaction: From Memex to Bluetooth and Beyond
II. Humans in HCI
III. Computers in HCI
IV. Human–Computer Interaction
V. Application Domains
VI. The Development Process
VII. Managing HCI and Emerging Issues
VIII. Perspectives on HCI

Interface Design: Effective Designs of Graphical User Interfaces for the Web and Multimedia Pages

Alistair Dabbs

Watson-Guptill, 2002
ISBN: 0823025160

From mobile phones and desktop computers to washing machines and micro-wave ovens, the graphical user in-terface (GUI) is a part of everyday life. Interface Design traces these amazing developments and offers tested techniques and practical advice for constructing clear, dynamic GUIs that combine functionality with cutting-edge design. Readers will find an in-depth overview of the various graphic elements of an interface, including icons, thumbnails, color palettes, and dialogue boxes. They'll also find a discussion on the interfaces used by popular animation and 3-D software packages, and learn how to design interfaces that aid efficient navigation with links. There are also hundreds of full-color examples of the best in interface design.

Alistair Dabbs is a freelance journalist specializing in digital imaging, graphic arts, and pre-press. He lives in London, England.

User-Centred Requirements Engineering

Alistair Sutcliffe

Springer Verlag, 2002
ISBN: 1852335173

User-Centred Requirements Engineering: Theory and Practice reviews requirements engineering research and practice over the past 10 years. In this book, Alistair Sutcliffe introduces the field of Requirements Engineering, and describes a framework for RE research and practice to date. He explains the psychological background behind RE problems—providing some understanding about why RE is difficult and how human understanding can cause the problems we observe in getting requirements right. The book discusses communication and requirements analysis, and gives practical guidance for requirements elicitation, modelling and validation, along with details of a practical RE method for scenario-based requirements analysis and requirements for safety critical systems. While primarily a research text for graduate courses, this book is also intended as a useful reference for practitioners who want an in-depth treatment of the subject to date.

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