User Interface Design

User Interface Design

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Using a scientific and engineering approach to human-computer interaction, this text explores both the theoretical foundations and the application models that are available for predicting important engineering parameters. It covers four major modelling approaches - empirical, predictive, anthropomorphic, and cognitive, outlining step-by-step procedures applying each model. It also discusses how to perform experiments on human-computer interaction research, and presents recent research on applications in virtual reality, visualization of data, and the application of networks to interface design.
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  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 178 x 235mm | 900g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • International edition
  • references, index
  • 0131070533
  • 9780131070530

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: interacting with computers; interface widgets; four approaches to human-computer interaction. Part 2 Empirical approach: experimental methodology; experimental designs and analysis; hazards. Part 3 Cognitive approach: mental models; human information processing; connectionist and neural network models; metaphors and analogies; spatial reasoning and graphics; attentional resources. Part 4 Predictive modelling approach: the model human processor; GOMS - ngomsl; production systems; grammar representations. Part 5 Anthropomorphic approach: human-human communication; natural interface design - alterantive input methods; natural interface design - perceptual and cognitive mismatches; affordances, constraints and world knowledge. Part 6 Issues in HCI (Application of Approaches): feedback; menu; displays; database applications; groupware.
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