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Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design, Second Edition (Human Factors and Ergonomics)by Kim-phuong L. Vu
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The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design covers basic human factors issues relating to screen design, input devices, and information organization and processing, as well as addresses newer features which will become prominent in the next generation of Web technologies. These include multimodal interfaces, wireless capabilities, and agents that can improve convenience and usability. Written by leading researchers and/or practitioners in the field, this volume reflects the varied backgrounds and interests of individuals involved in all aspects of human factors and Web design and includes chapters on a full range of topics.
Divided into 12 sections, this book covers:
The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design is intended for researchers and practitioners concerned with all aspects of Web design. It could also be used as a text for advanced courses in computer science, industrial engineering, and psychology.
Book News Annotation:
It's been five years since publication of the first edition, and there's no doubt that changes since then have been profound. Eight new topics are incorporated in chapters on information design for collaboration, online portals, international accessibility standards, analysis and modeling of user activity, mobile user interfaces, online games, and the use of avatars for educational and organizational learning. The handbook contains a total of 37 chapters discussing what web designers must consider as they try to organize and present information in a manner that works smoothly for users. Accomplishing optimal design requires an understanding of online consumer behavior as well as technical issues, task analysis and performance modeling as well as security and privacy issues in various contexts, among other topics. The presentations include data in numerous tables as well as 250 screen-shot illustrations. Editor Kim-Phuong L. Vu is affiliated with the psychology department at California State U., Long Beach; Robert W. Proctor, with the psychology department at Purdue U., Indiana. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This second edition of a bestseller provides up-to-date knowledge of human factors issues in web design. It comprehensively treats human factors research methods, design guidelines, and processes for use in developing effective websites and web-based technologies. As the first edition included 38 chapters written by over 80 distinguished scholars and practitioners, the second edition has increased the number of contributors, and added eight new chapters. The book covers new research and usability methods, accessibility and ISO guidelines, and discusses social networking and online gaming. Chapters also examine Healthcare, Data Mining, Mobile Devices, and Learning Communities.
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