- Introduces a proven user interface design model for helping to ensure the design and development of professional, high-quality user interfaces.
- Includes an up-to-date discussion of the strengths and limitations of how users process information.
- Describes major user interface design issues in great detail.
- Explains usability concerns that occur throughout the entire development process.
- Copyright 1996
- Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
- Pages: 656
- Edition: 3rd
- ISBN-10: 0-13-149634-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-149634-7
Introducing a proven user interface design model for the design and development of high-quality user interfaces, this new edition is a professional guide to designing traditional graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and object- oriented graphical user interfaces, plus high-quality character-based interfaces, and state- of-the-art multimedia user interfaces. KEY TOPICS: Covers prototyping and usability testing; multimedia user interfaces, including discussions of sound, high- resolution images, and full-motion video; task analysis; the three most popular statistical methods; and documentation and training issues. MARKET: For user interface specialists, programmers, systems analysts, system designers, project leaders, and system engineers.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY. 1. Human Engineering Acceptable Performance.
II. THE HUMAN. 2. Human Limits and Differences. 3. Sensing and Responding. 4. Cognitive Processing and Performance. 5. Memory. 6. Motivation.
III. THE ACTIVITY. 7. Iterative Design and Prototyping. 8. Usability Studies and Usability Testing. 9. Product Analysis and Definition. 10. Input and Output Devices. 11. Task Analysis. 12. Interaction Issues. 13. Presentation Issues and User Guidance.
IV. FACILITATING HUMAN PERFORMANCE. 14. Written Instructions. 15. Training Development.
V. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. 16. Usability Optimization. 17. Physical and Social Environment. 18. Conducting Comparison Studies Using Statistics. 19. Appendix A. Human Performance Engineering (Usability) Resources. 20. Appendix B. Guidelines for Developing Questionnaires. 21. Appendix C. Guidelines for Designing Forms. 22. Workplace Design.