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.
Written by Ben Shneiderman, a leader in the field of HCI and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) at the University of Maryland at College Park. Co-authored by Catherine Plaisant, Associate Research Scientist and Associate Director of HCIL. Two new collaborators, Maxine Cohen and Steve Jacobs, bring unparalleled industry and academic experience, enhancing the book's usefulness in informing readers, clarifying opportunities, and inspiring excellence.
New to This Edition
Expanded coverage of social media & social networking.
Presents strategies for enhancing quality of user-generated content.
Strengthened focus on universal usability, sustainable design, and societal transformation.
Deals with the contemporary challenges of spam, privacy, and security.
Increased attention to development of the awareness of internationalization and customization of consumer electronics
Updated information in the technology covered, examples used, references cited, and figures illustrated throughout the text.
Includes reports on recent research results and innovative commercial products.
Table of Contents Part I: Introduction
CH 1 Usability of Interactive Systems
CH 2 Guidelines, Principles, and Theories
Part II: Development Processes
CH 3 Managing Design Processes
CH 4 Evaluating Interface Designs
Part III: Interaction Styles
CH 5 Direct Manipulation and Virtual Environments
CH 6 Menu Selection, Form Fillin, and Dialog Boxes
CH 7 Command and Natural Languages
CH 8 Interaction Devices
CH 9 Collaboration and Social Media Participation
Part IV: Design Issues
CH 10 Quality of Service
CH 11 Balancing Function and Fashion
CH 12 User Documentation and Online Help
CH 13 Information Search
CH 14 Information Visualization
Ben Shneiderman is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory , and Member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Systems Research, all at the University of Maryland at College Park. He is a Fellow of the ACM and AAAS and received the ACM CHI (Computer Human Interaction) Lifetime Achievement Award. His books, research papers, and frequent lectures have made him an international leader in this emerging discipline. For relaxation he likes biking, hiking, skiing, and travel.