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Designing the User Interface 5th edition



Publisher:Prentice Hall

Authors:Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, Maxine Cohen, Steven Jacobs

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Designing the User Interface Description

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. 

  • Provides a broad survey of designing, implementing, managing, maintaining, training, and refining the user interface of interactive systems.
  • Describes practical techniques and research-supported design guidelines for effective interface designs 
  • Covers both professional applications (e.g. CAD/CAM, air traffic control) and consumer examples (e.g. web services, e-government, mobile devices, cell phones, digital cameras, games, MP3 players)
  • Delivers informative introductions to development methodologies, evaluation techniques, and user-interface building tools. 
  • Supported by an extensive array of current examples and figures illustrating good design principles and practices. 
  • Includes dynamic, full-color presentation throughout. Guides students who might be starting their first HCI design project 
  • Accompanied by a Companion Website with additional practice opportunities and informational resources for both students and professors.

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