Designing Usable Electronic Text [NOOK Book]

Overview

Despite all the hype, the consumption of paper continues to increase as word processing becomes cheaper and easier. With the growth of the World Wide Web, information is increasingly being presented to readers in large quantities and in forms that can be rapidly searched to suit their needs. Poor design and a failure to consider the user often act against effectiveness in communication. Andrew Dillon explores the human issues underlying information usage, and stresses that usability (or the lack of it), a major ...
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Designing Usable Electronic Text

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Overview

Despite all the hype, the consumption of paper continues to increase as word processing becomes cheaper and easier. With the growth of the World Wide Web, information is increasingly being presented to readers in large quantities and in forms that can be rapidly searched to suit their needs. Poor design and a failure to consider the user often act against effectiveness in communication. Andrew Dillon explores the human issues underlying information usage, and stresses that usability (or the lack of it), a major quality of the user experience of technology, remains a barrier to the digital medium's campaign to gain mass acceptance. In synthesizing the research findings and articulating a framework for evaluation he shows how designers can take a user-centred approach to the presentation of information that will better enable them to create the digital documents that people will use. This is a revision of the successful first edition, with a new emphasis on the Web and hypertext design and their impact. With the emergence of new uses of information, such as e-commerce and telemedicine, text presentation will take on a new and greater importance. Graduate students and professionals in the media and information sectors, information architecture and human-computer interaction will find this a useful work. Its focus on the design framework and its empirical approach make it a unique book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203470343
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/11/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 903 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Reading, books and electronic text 1
2 Electronic documents as usable artifacts 12
3 So what do we know? An overview of the empirical literature on reading from screens 35
4 Describing the reading process at an appropriate level 70
5 Classifying information into types: the context of use 84
6 Capturing process data on reading: just what are readers doing? 100
7 Shape: information as a structured space 116
8 TIME: a framework for the design and evaluation of digital documents 134
9 Applying the TIME framework 151
10 Conclusions and prospects 177
Appendix 190
Bibliography 197
Index 210
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