User Interface Design: A Software Engineering Perspective / Edition 1

User Interface Design: A Software Engineering Perspective / Edition 1

by Soren Lauesen
     
 

Designing the user interface is a key part in the development of any computer system. The designer needs to ensure that the system has adequate usability - it must do what is required and be easy to use. This book shows you how to design the user interface in a systematic and practical way. It bridges the gap between traditional programming perspectives,

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Overview

Designing the user interface is a key part in the development of any computer system. The designer needs to ensure that the system has adequate usability - it must do what is required and be easy to use. This book shows you how to design the user interface in a systematic and practical way. It bridges the gap between traditional programming perspectives, which often see the user interface as an afterthought, and human-computer interaction approaches, which are more user-centric but give little guidance on screen design and system development.

Features

·        Uses the Virtual Window Method to define the right screens and transform them into a full user interface. Illustrates the method with several complex applications.

·        Shows how user interface design relates to systems development and object-oriented approaches.

·        Unique structure of the text makes it ideal for undergraduate students, IT conversion course students and professional courses.

·        Accompanying website with supplementary material for both tutors and students at .

Soren Lauesen has over 20 years of industrial experience and 20 years of research experience. He is currently full professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. He is the author of Software Requirements: Styles and Techniques also published by Addison-Wesley.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321181435
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/19/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. ABest of the classics
1Usability3
2Prototyping and iterative design41
3Data presentation67
4Mental models and interface design105
Pt. BSystematic interface design
5Analysis, visions and domain description133
6Virtual Windows design167
7Function design217
8Prototypes and defect correction273
9Reflections on user interface design293
Pt. CSupplementary design issues
10Web-based course rating309
11Designing an e-mail system343
12User documentation and support381
13More on usability testing413
14Heuristic evaluation443
15Systems development465
16Data modelling487
17Exercises543

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