Designing Interactive Systems

A Comprehensive Guide to HCI, UX and Interaction Design
Author: David Benyon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781447920113
Category: Human-computer interaction
Page: 604
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The authors in this work focus on and explore human computer interaction (HCI) by bringing together the best practice and experience from HCI and interaction design.

Designing Interactive Systems

A comprehensive guide to HCI, UX and interaction design
Author: David Benyon
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292013842
Category: Computers
Page: 640
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Designing Interactive Systems is the definitive companion to the study of human–computer interaction (HCI), usability, user experience (UX) and interaction design. David Benyon has fully updated the content to include the newest and most exciting advancements within this rapidly changing field. The book covers the whole of the HCI and UX curriculum for students and practitioners alike. The book includes numerous case studies and illustrations taken from the author’s extensive experience of designing interactive systems and creating engaging user experiences. Each chapter includes thought-provoking exercises and challenges and reflective pull-outs pointing readers to related areas of study.

Designing Interactive Systems

A Comprehensive Guide to HCI and Interaction Design
Author: David Benyon
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780321435330
Category: Human-computer interaction
Page: 678
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Designing Interactive Systems is the most up-to-date and authoritative textbook in the areas of Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), usability, consumer experience and Interaction Design. David Benyon has taken the well-received first edition and remodelled it for the next era of interactive devices and applications.

Designing Interactive Systems

People, Activities, Contexts, Technologies
Author: David Benyon,Phil Turner,Susan Turner
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321116291
Category: Computers
Page: 789
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Designing Interactive Systems: People, Activities, Contexts, Technologies is an exciting, new, forward-looking textbook in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Authoritative in its coverage, this innovative book takes a top-down approach, starting with what is familiar to students and working down to theory/abstract underpinnings. This makes it suitable for beginners with a less technical background as well as advanced students of HCI and can be used at all stages of the curriculum for courses in this dynamic field. The book focuses on and explores this emerging discipline by bringing together the best practice and experience from HCI and interaction design (ID). The approach takes traditional human-centred concepts from HCI, but recognizes that we have gone beyond computers and are concerned with designing engaging interactions between people and a wide range of devices, products and systems. New areas explored include information appliances, supported cooperation and ubiquitous computing and systems.

Designing User Experience


Author: DAVID. BENYON
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292155517
Category:
Page: 640
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Designing User Experience presents a comprehensive introduction to the practical issue of creating interactive systems, services and products from a human-centred perspective. It develops the principles and methods of human-computer interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design (ID) to deal with the design of twenty-first-century computing and the demands for improved user experience (UX). It brings together the key theoretical foundations of human experiences when people interact with and through technologies. It explores UX in a wide variety of environments and contexts.

Interaction Design

Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
Author: Jenny Preece,Yvonne Rogers,Helen Sharp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119020751
Category: Computers
Page: 584
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This is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human computer interaction, information design, web design and ubiquitous computing. This text offers a cross-disciplinary, practical and process-oriented introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied.

The UX Book

Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience
Author: Rex Hartson,Pardha S. Pyla
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123852420
Category: Computers
Page: 968
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The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience aims to help readers learn how to create and refine interaction designs that ensure a quality user experience (UX). The book seeks to expand the concept of traditional usability to a broader notion of user experience; to provide a hands-on, practical guide to best practices and established principles in a UX lifecycle; and to describe a pragmatic process for managing the overall development effort. The book provides an iterative and evaluation-centered UX lifecycle template, called the Wheel, for interaction design. Key concepts discussed include contextual inquiry and analysis; extracting interaction design requirements; constructing design-informing models; design production; UX goals, metrics, and targets; prototyping; UX evaluation; the interaction cycle and the user action framework; and UX design guidelines. This book will be useful to anyone interested in learning more about creating interaction designs to ensure a quality user experience. These include interaction designers, graphic designers, usability analysts, software engineers, programmers, systems analysts, software quality-assurance specialists, human factors engineers, cognitive psychologists, cosmic psychics, trainers, technical writers, documentation specialists, marketing personnel, and project managers. A very broad approach to user experience through its components—usability, usefulness, and emotional impact with special attention to lightweight methods such as rapid UX evaluation techniques and an agile UX development process Universal applicability of processes, principles, and guidelines—not just for GUIs and the Web, but for all kinds of interaction and devices: embodied interaction, mobile devices, ATMs, refrigerators, and elevator controls, and even highway signage Extensive design guidelines applied in the context of the various kinds of affordances necessary to support all aspects of interaction Real-world stories and contributions from accomplished UX practitioners A practical guide to best practices and established principles in UX A lifecycle template that can be instantiated and tailored to a given project, for a given type of system development, on a given budget

Object Modeling and User Interface Design


Author: Mark Van Harmelen
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780201657890
Category: Computers
Page: 452
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Object Modeling and User Interface Design: Designing Interactive Systems addresses the problem of designing interactive systems that are easy to learn and use, that augment human abilities by supporting users in their activities, and that are satisfying to their end users--topics that are highly significant for readers who design and specify interactive systems, object modelers, user interface designers, and software design methodologists. This book showcases the vanguard of new methods for object-oriented and component-based interactive system development, incorporating contributions from international experts in object modeling and human computer interaction. It shows how object modeling approaches can be modified to bring user interface concerns into the earliest stages of the software design life cycle, where they have the greatest possible effect on the subsequent system design and on the end system usability. Adopting the perspective that system scope, contents, functionality, and detailed user interface are all inextricably related, this book provides methods for integrated and concurrent consideration of user requirements, analysis-level object models, interaction modeling,

Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction


Author: Dr. Jonathan Lazar,Dr. Jinjuan Heidi Feng,Dr. Harry Hochheiser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470723378
Category: Computers
Page: 446
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Continual technological evolution has led to an explosion of new techniques in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research. Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction is a thoroughly comprehensive guide to performing research and is essential reading for both quantitative and qualitative methods. Chapters cover a broad range of topics relevant to the collection and analysis of HCI data, going beyond experimental design and surveys, to cover ethnography, time diaries, physiological measurements, case studies, and other essential elements in the well-informed HCI researcher's toolkit. “This book is a must read for anyone in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The multi-disciplinarian approach, housed in the reality of the technological world today, makes for a practical and informative guide for user interface designers, software and hardware engineers and anyone doing user research.” Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Research Area Manager, Microsoft Research, USA “Research Methods in HCI is an excellent read for practitioners and students alike. It discusses all the must-know theory, provides detailed instructions on how to carry out the research, and offers great examples. I loved it!” Professor Vanessa Evers, Professor, Human Computer Studies Lab, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands "The book is superb: comprehensive, clear, and engaging! This is a one-stop HCI methods reference library. If you can only buy one HCI methods book, this is the one!" Dr. Clare-Marie Karat, IBM TJ Watson Research, USA, and recipient of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award “A much needed and very useful book, covering important HCI research methods overlooked in standard research methods texts.” Professor Gilbert Cockton, School of Design, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Smart Things

Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design
Author: Mike Kuniavsky
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080954080
Category: Computers
Page: 336
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The world of smart shoes, appliances, and phones is already here, but the practice of user experience (UX) design for ubiquitous computing is still relatively new. Design companies like IDEO and frogdesign are regularly asked to design products that unify software interaction, device design and service design -- which are all the key components of ubiquitous computing UX -- and practicing designers need a way to tackle practical challenges of design. Theory is not enough for them -- luckily the industry is now mature enough to have tried and tested best practices and case studies from the field. Smart Things presents a problem-solving approach to addressing designers' needs and concentrates on process, rather than technological detail, to keep from being quickly outdated. It pays close attention to the capabilities and limitations of the medium in question and discusses the tradeoffs and challenges of design in a commercial environment. Divided into two sections, frameworks and techniques, the book discusses broad design methods and case studies that reflect key aspects of these approaches. The book then presents a set of techniques highly valuable to a practicing designer. It is intentionally not a comprehensive tutorial of user-centered design'as that is covered in many other books'but it is a handful of techniques useful when designing ubiquitous computing user experiences. In short, Smart Things gives its readers both the "why" of this kind of design and the "how," in well-defined chunks. Tackles design of products in the post-Web world where computers no longer have to be monolithic, expensive general-purpose devices Features broad frameworks and processes, practical advice to help approach specifics, and techniques for the unique design challenges Presents case studies that describe, in detail, how others have solved problems, managed trade-offs, and met successes

Understanding Your Users

A Practical Guide to User Requirements Methods, Tools, and Techniques
Author: Catherine Courage,Kathy Baxter
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9781558609358
Category: Computers
Page: 781
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"Understanding Your Users is an easy to read, easy to implement, how-to guide on usability in the real world. It focuses on the "user requirements gathering" stage of product development and it provides a variety of techniques, many of which may be new to usability professionals. For each technique, readers will learn how to prepare for and conduct the activity, as well as analyze and present the data - all in a practical and hands-on way. The techniques can be used together to form a complete picture of the users' requirements or they can be used separately to address specific product questions. These methods have helped product teams understand the value of user requirements gathering by providing insight into how users work and what they need to be successful at their tasks."--BOOK JACKET.

Making Use

Scenario-Based Design of Human-Computer Interactions
Author: John M. Carroll
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262513889
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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John Carroll shows how a pervasive but underused element of design practice, the scenario, can transform information systems design.

The Humane Interface

New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems
Author: Jef Raskin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201379372
Category: Computers
Page: 233
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Cognetics and the locus of attention - Meanings, modes, monotony, and myths - Quantification - Unification - Navigation and other aspects of humane interfaces - Interface issues outside the user interface.

Observing the User Experience

A Practitioner's Guide to User Research
Author: Mike Kuniavsky,Elizabeth Goodman,Andrea Moed
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123848695
Category: Computers
Page: 585
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Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research aims to bridge the gap between what digital companies think they know about their users and the actual user experience. Individuals engaged in digital product and service development often fail to conduct user research. The book presents concepts and techniques to provide an understanding of how people experience products and services. The techniques are drawn from the worlds of human-computer interaction, marketing, and social sciences. The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses the benefits of end-user research and the ways it fits into the development of useful, desirable, and successful products. Part II presents techniques for understanding people's needs, desires, and abilities. Part III explains the communication and application of research results. It suggests ways to sell companies and explains how user-centered design can make companies more efficient and profitable. This book is meant for people involved with their products' user experience, including program managers, designers, marketing managers, information architects, programmers, consultants, and investors. Explains how to create usable products that are still original, creative, and unique A valuable resource for designers, developers, project managers - anyone in a position where their work comes in direct contact with the end user Provides a real-world perspective on research and provides advice about how user research can be done cheaply, quickly and how results can be presented persuasively Gives readers the tools and confidence to perform user research on their own designs and tune their software user experience to the unique needs of their product and its users

Designing with the Mind in Mind

Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Guidelines
Author: Jeff Johnson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 012411556X
Category: Computers
Page: 250
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In this completely updated and revised edition of Designing with the Mind in Mind, Jeff Johnson provides you with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that user interface (UI) design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list or rules to follow. Early UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, and developed UI design rules based on it. But as the field has evolved since the first edition of this book, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them. In this new edition, you'll find new chapters on human choice and decision making, hand-eye coordination and attention, as well as new examples, figures, and explanations throughout. Provides an essential source for user interface design rules and how, when, and why to apply them Arms designers with the science behind each design rule, allowing them to make informed decisions in projects, and to explain those decisions to others Equips readers with the knowledge to make educated tradeoffs between competing rules, project deadlines, and budget pressures Completely updated and revised, including additional coverage on human choice and decision making, hand-eye coordination and attention, and new mobile and touch-screen examples throughout

Human Computer Interaction


Author: Alan Dix
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 9788131717035
Category: Computer science
Page: 860
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The second edition of Human-Computer Interaction established itself as one of the classic textbooks in the area, with its broad coverage and rigorous approach, this new edition builds on the existing strengths of the book, but giving the text a more student-friendly slant and improving the coverage in certain areas. The revised structure, separating out the introductory and more advanced material will make it easier to use the book on a variety of courses. This new edition now includes chapters on Interaction Design, Universal Access and Rich Interaction, as well as covering the latest developments in ubiquitous computing and Web technologies, making it the ideal text to provide a grounding in HCI theory and practice.

Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems

What System Designers Need to Know about People
Author: Frank E. Ritter,Gordon D. Baxter,Elizabeth F. Churchill
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447151348
Category: Computers
Page: 442
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Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems introduces the fundamental human capabilities and characteristics that influence how people use interactive technologies. Organized into four main areas—anthropometrics, behaviour, cognition and social factors—it covers basic research and considers the practical implications of that research on system design. Applying what you learn from this book will help you to design interactive systems that are more usable, more useful and more effective. The authors have deliberately developed Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems to appeal to system designers and developers, as well as to students who are taking courses in system design and HCI. The book reflects the authors’ backgrounds in computer science, cognitive science, psychology and human factors. The material in the book is based on their collective experience which adds up to almost 90 years of working in academia and both with, and within, industry; covering domains that include aviation, consumer Internet, defense, eCommerce, enterprise system design, health care, and industrial process control.

Designing Connected Products

UX for the Consumer Internet of Things
Author: Claire Rowland,Elizabeth Goodman,Martin Charlier,Ann Light,Alfred Lui
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449372724
Category: COMPUTERS
Page: 726
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Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design. This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products delivers sound advice for working with cross-device interactions and the complex ecosystems inherent in IoT technology.

The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction


Author: Stuart K. Card
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 135140945X
Category: Computers
Page: 488
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Defines the psychology of human-computer interaction, showing how to span the gap between science & application. Studies the behavior of users in interacting with computer systems.