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User-Centered Web Site Development : A Human-Computer Interaction Approach

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For one-quarter to one-semester undergraduate courses in Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction courses, Web Design and User Interface Design.This text is the only one of its kind that addresses Human-Computer Interaction as it relates to Web site design. It stresses principles that can be learned, not just implementation techniques. The text provides a working knowledge of Web design, aimed at creating Web pages and sites that are attractive and user-friendly, plus allows students to become familiar with the concepts and terminology of Web design as a basis for further study.show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 208.28 x 264.16 x 22.86mm | 771.1g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130411612
  • 9780130411617
  • 1,996,710

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"This is the kind of book I've been searching for!" - Robert Renman, Augustana University College "I used your textbook in draft form this past semester for my undergraduate HCI course. It was fantastic. The students loved it, I loved it, and we had a great time. I think they learned a lot." - Mary Jane Wiltshire, School of Engineering, University of Portland "I realty like the book and think that it would fit into the course I'm going to teach in the fall." - John K. Estelt, Ohio Northern Universityshow more

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Here is a book that presents Web design as an application of key ideas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). This text is the only one of its kind that addresses Human-Computer Interaction as it relates to website design. It stresses HCI principles, not just Web implementation techniques. The book provides a working knowledge of Web design. aimed at creating Web pages and sites that are attractive and user-friendly. while allowing students to become familiar with the concepts and terminology of Web design as a basis for further study. Major themes include: Human Computer Interaction: Chapters 1-8 cover the importance of knowing your customer and the significance of visual and content organization of a website, as well as navigation design and the crucial issues of prototyping and user testing. Supporting Disciplines: The impact of color, typography, and multimedia are discussed in terms of website development. Major Web Issues: The significance of accessibility, globalization, and personalization are discussed in the context of a successful website. Rich in pedagogy, the book contains more than 300 review questions, exercises, and projects. A full suite of instructor supplements is also available.show more

About Daniel D. McCracken

Don McCracken is Professor of Computer Science at City College, CUNY, and the author of more than 20 textbooks in computer science. He is a past president of ACM and the 1992 recipient of the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. Rosalee Wolf is Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems of DePaul University, where she was the first Director of the HCI program and was instrumental in creating the first bachelor's program and the second master's program in HCI in the United States. A -former NASA fellow, she leads the groundbreaking American Sign Language project at DePaul.show more

Table of contents

1. Human-Computer Interaction: An Overview. 2. Capabilities of Human Beings. 3. Know Thy User. 4. Content Organization. 5. Visual Organization. 6. Navigation. 7. Prototyping. 8. Evaluation. 9. Color. 10. Typography. 11. Multimedia. 12. Accessibility. 13. Globalization and Future Trends. 14. Personalization and Trust. Appendix: XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. Index.show more

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