The much-anticipated fifth edition of Designing the User Interface provides a comprehensive, authoritative introduction to the dynamic field of human-computer interaction (HCI). Students and professionals learn practical principles and guidelines needed to develop high quality interface designs--ones that users can understand, predict, and control. It covers theoretical foundations, and design processes such as expert reviews and usability testing. Numerous examples of direct manipulation, menu selection, and form fill-in give readers an understanding of excellence in design The new edition provides updates on current HCI topics with balanced emphasis on mobile devices, Web, and desktop platforms. It addresses the profound changes brought by user-generated content of text, photo, music, and video and the raised expectations for compelling user experiences.
[Software Engineering / User Interface]
Ben Shneiderman & Catherine Plaisant
written in collaboration with Maxine Cohen & Steve Jacobs
Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction provides a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic field of human-computer interaction (HCI). An expanded author team brings unparalleled industry and academic experience to this latest edition. Practical techniques, research-supported design guidelines, and a multitude of current examples and figures illustrate good design principles and practices, effectively guiding readers through their first HCI design projects.
The Fifth Edition addresses the profound changes engendered by user-generated content and social media participation, which increase the need for compelling user experiences. Topics covered include:
• Current HCI issues, with balanced emphasis on mobile devices, the Web, and desktop platforms
• Innovations in social media and social networking
• Strategies for enhancing quality of user-generated content
• Universal usability, sustainable design, and societal transformation
• Spam, privacy, security, and other contemporary challenges
• Internationalization issues and customization of consumer electronics
• Recent research results and innovative commercial products
The Companion Website (www.aw.com/DTUI) includes quizzes, links, discussion questions, additional practice opportunities, and resources for both students and professors.
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