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Interactive System Designby William Newman
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* Two in-depth case studies illustrating methods of usability analysis and an exercise in innovative design. * The authors' support pages for this book , including Instructor's Guide (new 2/27/96) System designers and software professionals will welcome the book's focus on methods which have been tried and tested in real applications. Students of human-computer interaction and software engineering will benefit from the practical guidelines it offers for effective interface design.
Book News Annotation:
A textbook for those involved in the design of interactive computer systems and for those who are learning to become designers. It presents a range of methods essential to solving problems encountered in designing systems that are interactive by nature. Principal topics covered include problem definition, user study methods, systems analysis and design, requirements definition, prototyping, and a range of methods for designing and evaluating user interfaces.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From multimedia workstations to hand-held PDAs, from VR headsets to networked PCs - the modern computer is predominantly interactive. Today's designers and software engineers need to adopt a user-centred approach to system design. Newman and Lamming present a comprehensive guide to modern design techniques using proven methods and realistic applications.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-455) and index.
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