The HCI Foundations for Interaction Design

The HCI Foundations for Interaction Design

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In an age of ubiquitous computing it is essential that Interaction Design be based on the rich foundation of HCI research and knowledge. The Resonant Interface does that and more. It moves beyond the traditional scope of human-computer interaction (HCI) and is based on the concept of active learning that integrates theory and practice. Each chapter begins with a discussion of a particular HCI topic or concept that is then explored and put into perspective for interface design. The topics are then set in a design scenario using authentic interface problems and solutions. With a practical, engaging style, author Steve Heim moves beyond a focus on research findings and extends student learning into the processes of building usable interfaces for software and Web sites.

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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 200.7 x 226.1 x 33mm | 1,111.31g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0321375963
  • 9780321375964
  • 1,093,528

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About Steven Heim

Steven Heim currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science/Management Engineering Department of the College of Information and Computer Science at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. He is Director of Graduate Programs for the department and Co-Director of the CICS Usability Lab. Dr. Heim lectures on subjects such as Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design and Web Development on the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research and scholarly interests include topics such as accessibility and computer-based musical composition and performance as well as HCI and Interaction Design. He draws from an extensive background in interface development and interactive multimedia including audio application, interactive animation and digital video. Dr. Heim's background in music and computer programming affords a unique prospective in the field of HCI and interface development. His approach to the learning environment is based on a deep understanding of the educational process gained through years of teaching experience.

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