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User Interface Design and Evaluation
     

User Interface Design and Evaluation

by Debbie Stone, Mark Woodroffe, Shailey Minocha, Caroline Jarrett
 

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User Interface Design and Evaluation provides an overview of the user-centered design field. It illustrates the benefits of a user-centered approach to the design of software, computer systems, and websites.

The book provides clear and practical discussions of requirements gathering, developing interaction design from user requirements, and user

Overview

User Interface Design and Evaluation provides an overview of the user-centered design field. It illustrates the benefits of a user-centered approach to the design of software, computer systems, and websites.

The book provides clear and practical discussions of requirements gathering, developing interaction design from user requirements, and user interface evaluation. The book's coverage includes established HCI topics—for example, visibility, affordance, feedback, metaphors, mental models, and the like—combined with practical guidelines for contemporary designs and current trends, which makes for a winning combination. It provides a clear presentation of ideas, illustrations of concepts, using real-world applications. This book will help readers develop all the skills necessary for iterative user-centered design, and provides a firm foundation for user interface design and evaluation on which to build.

It is ideal for seasoned professionals in user interface design and usability engineering (looking for new tools with which to expand their knowledge); new people who enter the HCI field with no prior educational experience; and software developers, web application developers, and information appliance designers who need to know more about interaction design and evaluation.

  • Co-published by the Open University, UK.
  • Covers the design of graphical user interfaces, web sites, and interfaces for embedded systems.
  • Full color production, with activities, projects, hundreds of illustrations, and industrial applications.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
User Interface Design and Evaluation is comprehensive and clear. It’s an amazing achievement – a textbook in plain English that works both for the classroom and for practitioners learning on their own. This is a superb book that puts all the pieces together.”
— Ginny Redish, Redish & Associates, Inc.

“What makes this book unique is its blend of traditional HCI concepts and contemporary guidelines as well as its inclusion of practical pointers for acceptance of user-centered design. Unlike other HCI books, this text is generally succinct and to the point. Yet beyond being an excellent reference, it also includes very good practical examples.”
— Andrew Duchowski, Clemson University

“The entire UI design process is presented in this text with an effective blend of theory and practice. The strength of this text is the step-by-step “how-to-do-usability” guidance provided throughout the text.”
— Laurie P. Dringus, Nova Southeastern University

“This text provides a solid introduction to current thought and practices in User Interface Design and Evaluation. The authors provide a logical structure for the highly iterative work of UI Design, and the book is organized to support classroom presentation and discussion.”
— Karl Steiner, Ph.D. Usability Manager, UGS

“While reading the review copy of this book, I actually felt guilty about having taught so many HCI courses with the existing well-known textbooks. This book offers much more of the sort of material that students yearn for but find too little of in existing textbooks: extensive, concrete, and realistic advice and examples about how to proceed while designing and evaluating user interfaces.”
— Anthony Jameson, Professor, International University in Germany and Principal Researcher at DFKI,the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

“There is an incredible amount of information in this book. If you are involved in developing user interfaces, it is the best start for your journey.”
— Elisa Kaplan Miller, Technical Communications, November 2005

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080520322
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/29/2005
Series:
Interactive Technologies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
704
File size:
15 MB
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