KEY BENEFIT: Provides a broad survey of designing, implementing, managing, maintaining, training, and refining the user interface of interactive systems. KEY TOPICS: Usability of Interactive systems; Guidelines, Principles, and Theories; Managing Design Processes; Evaluating Interface Designs; Direct Manipulation and Virtual Environments; Menu Selection, Form Fills, and Dialog Boxes; Command and Natural Languages; Interaction Devices; Collaboration; Quality of Service; Balancing Function and Fashion; User Documentation and Online Help; Information Search; Information Visualization; Societal and Individual Impact of User Interfaces. MARKET: An ideal reference for HCI professionals.
In this revised and updated presentation of user interface design for designers, managers, and evaluators of interactive systems, Schneiderman (computer science, U. of Maryland) discusses the underlying issues, principles, and empirical results, and describes practical guidelines and techniques necessary to realize an effective design. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)