Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 5/e (IE-Paperback)

Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, Maxine Cohen, Steven Jacobs




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.


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