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User-Centered Web Site Development: A Human-Computer Interaction Approach


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  • Flexible pedagogy—HCI material in Chapters 1 - 8 and Web-related material in Chapters 9 - 14.
    • Allows instructors to choose the order of text presentation, teaching HCI and Web site development separately or in combination.

  • General overview topics—The text is not bogged down in detail.
    • Allows students to grasp ideas readily and easily.

  • XHTML Web development language and Cascading Style Sheets Formatting—Rather than older approaches.
    • Gives students exposure to the latest developments in the standards of working professionals.

  • Examples—Over 75 in the text that illustrate good Web site design.
    • Gives students the opportunity to develop Web sites that are attractive and user-friendly.

  • Review questions and exercises—Over 250 presented.
    • Allows students to learn by doing; provides instructors with large and small projects for their curriculum.

  • Instructor's Manual—Includes answers to all review questions and exercises, sample exams, and teaching tips.
    • Provides instructors with useful information to tailor and enhance their course instruction.

  • Companion Web site—Containing regularly updated teaching material, PowerPoint Slides, revised URLs and updates to the bibliography.
    • Enhances students' knowledge regarding the text, and offers instructors more valuable and updated information.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: 8-1/4" x 10-1/2"
  • Pages: 336
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-041161-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-041161-7

Here is a book that presents Web design as an application of key ideas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

This text is the only one of its kind that addresses Human-Computer Interaction as it relates to website design. It stresses HCI principles, not just Web implementation techniques. The book provides a working knowledge of Web design. aimed at creating Web pages and sites that are attractive and user-friendly. while allowing students to become familiar with the concepts and terminology of Web design as a basis for further study.

Major themes include:
  • Human Computer Interaction: Chapters 1-8 cover the importance of knowing your customer and the significance of visual and content organization of a website, as well as navigation design and the crucial issues of prototyping and user testing.
  • Supporting Disciplines: The impact of color, typography, and multimedia are discussed in terms of website development.
  • Major Web Issues: The significance of accessibility, globalization, and personalization are discussed in the context of a successful website.

Rich in pedagogy, the book contains more than 300 review questions, exercises, and projects. A full suite of instructor supplements is also available.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

 1. Human-Computer Interaction: An Overview.

 2. Capabilities of Human Beings.

 3. Know Thy User.

 4. Content Organization.

 5. Visual Organization.

 6. Navigation.

 7. Prototyping.

 8. Evaluation.

 9. Color.

10. Typography.

11. Multimedia.

12. Accessibility.

13. Globalization and Future Trends.

14. Personalization and Trust.

Appendix: XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets.



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