Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems: What System Designers Need to Know about People (Paperback)

Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems: What System Designers Need to Know about People By Frank E. Ritter, Gordon D. Baxter, Elizabeth F. Churchill Cover Image

Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems: What System Designers Need to Know about People (Paperback)


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All of the chapters are self-contained, each providing an introduction to specific aspects of users and noting why these aspects are relevant to the area of system design

Provides several frameworks for developing the critical knowledge and skills required for the design of user-centered systems

Contains hands-on exercises and examples to illustrate the application of concepts introduced within the text

Designed to appeal to system designers and developers as well as university students, based on the combined backgrounds of the authors that includes many years working in industry and academia

The implications for system design are provided throughout the book so that readers can understand how what they have learned can be put to practical use

Frank E. Ritter is a professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, professor in the Department of Psychology, and professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He has published more than 100 articles and conference papers, and edited several books in the area of cognitive modeling, cognitive architectures, human-computer interaction, and learning. He is on the editorial board of Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour Quarterly.Gordon D. Baxter is a research fellow in the School of Computer Science at the University of St. Andrews. His background is in human factors and software engineering, with extensive experience in both. His research interests lie in trying to improve the way that systems are developed, and is interested in understanding how decisions and actions taken at all levels (regulatory, organisational, team and individual) affect what happens at the sharp end of the system where the user interacts with the technology His work is influenced by ideas from Resilience Engineering, and Cognitive Systems Engineering which means thinking more functionally about systems as a whole (i.e. people, technology and organisations) rather than taking an atomistic decomposition (or reductionist) type of approach, and focusing on successes as well as failures as a source of learning opportunities. Elizabeth F. Churchill is the Director of Human Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs in San Jose, California, and is the Vice President of the Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Human Computer Interaction (ACM SigCHI). She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist, and writes a column for ACM interactions magazine. She is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University's Media X, the industry affiliate program to Stanford's H-STAR Institute. Previously she has worked at Yahoo! Research, PARC, and Fuji Xerox's research lab in Palo Alto, FXPAL.
Product Details ISBN: 9781447151333
ISBN-10: 144715133X
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: April 25th, 2014
Pages: 442
Language: English