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  • ISBN: 9780137519750
  • ISBN10: 0137519753

The Essence of Human-Computer Interaction

by Christine Faulkner

  • List Price: $33.99
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Pearson P T R
  • Publish date: 01/01/1998
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Prentice Hall PTR's Essence of Computing Series delivers concise, practical introductions to today's most critical computing technologies. Essence of Computing books bring newcomers up-to-speed quickly, with extensive case studies, worked examples and self-test questions that cover theory and practice. They're ideal for managers, students, or anyone who needs a fast, authoritative briefing on today's mission-critical technologies.

A concise, no-nonsense introduction to human-computer interaction.
-- Understanding the user's physical and mental capabilities.
-- Planning, designing and testing systems.
-- Health, safety and social implications of computing systems.

This is a complete, practical interdisciplinary guide to building computer systems that interact well with human beings and serve their needs. It covers all the topics system designers need to know about, including human psychology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. It includes many examples from everyday life and contemporary computer systems, as well as a wide variety of real-world interfacing problems and solutions, and practical experiments. It also contains up-to-date coverage of ergonomics and other health, safety and social issues associated with computer use.

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