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Human Factors for Informatics Usability


  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521067300

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  • Human factors is one of the critical issues in Information Technology, as industry realizes the need to change from technology-oriented goals to meet the demands of computer users. Human factors can help to improve Informatics Usability for real people, and to reduce the huge people-costs of human machine interactions. This book has been developed from lectures given at an Advanced Study course, sponsored by the European Science and Technology Research Committee of the Commission of the European Communities (CREST), and by the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) of the UK. It has three objectives: 1. To review the knowledge and methods available from the field of human factors for improving the usability of informatics systems; 2. To describe recent theoretical and methodological developments in the area; 3. To stimulate increased application of this expertise.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521067300
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I: Informatics Usability - Background and Overview
    1. Human factors for informatics usability - background and overview
    2. Usability - context, framework, definition, design and evaluation
    3. The business case for human factors in informatics
    Part II: System Design - Orientation and Approaches
    4. Human factors contributions to the design process
    5. Helping the IT designer to use human factors
    6. Interface design issues for the system designer
    7. An approach to formalised procedures for user-centred system design
    Part III: Special Topics in Depth
    8. The contributions of applied cognitive psychology to the study of human-compute interaction
    9. Formal models and techniques in human-computer interaction
    10. Designing expert systems for usability
    Part IV: Organisational Aspects and Design in Large Systems
    11. Organisational issues and task analysis
    12. Participation in systems design - what can it offer?
    13. Towards a human factors strategy for information technology
    Part V: Design and Evaluation - Some Specific Methods
    14. A taxonomy and rule base for the selection of interaction styles
    15. Designing and evaluating documentation for IT users
    16. Evaluating usability
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    B. Shackel, Loughborough University

    S. J. Richardson, Loughborough University

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