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Human-Computer Interaction: Developing Effective Organizational Information Systems

Human-Computer Interaction: Developing Effective Organizational Information Systems

ISBN: 978-0-471-67765-9

May 2006

468 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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Now, a text that presents Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in a business context! With Human-Computer Interaction: Developing Effective Organizational Information Systems, you can equip your students with a balanced foundation of HCI theory and practical applications, so they can make well informed design decisions. Authors Te’eni, Carey, and Zhang emphasize not only “how to,” but also “why” or “why not,” encouraging students to think critically about HCI issues.

The book begins with a conceptual framework and several detailed chapters on the theoretical foundations of HCI. They are followed by applications chapters that show how the theories can be applied to explain, predict, and guide practice. All there are discussed within the immediate organizational context and the broad social and global context. The text prepares students to apply current interaction technologies as well as to learn and design new interaction technologies as they emerge.

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1. Introduction

2. Organizational and Business Context

3. Interactive Technologies

4. Ergonomic Engineering

5. Cognitive Engineering

6. Affective Engineering

7. Evaluation

8. Design Principles and Guidelines

9. Tasks in Organizational Context

10. Componential Design

11. HCI Development Methodology

12. Interpersonal -
Relationship, Collaboration and Organization

13. Social and Global Issues

14. Meeting the Changing Needs of IT Development and Use
  • Places Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) within a business and organizational context. HCI concepts are anchored with familiar business practices and based on a firm foundation of theory.
  • The structure of the book follows a natural progression from context (Chapter 2), to theoretical foundations (Chapters 3-6), and then to applications (Chapters 7-11). Chapters 12-14 present the interpersonal, social and global context and future trends.
  • A grounding of HCI development into the typical modern organizational IS architecture. This architecture includes system functionalities, data and information management, web-based or other platform front ends, and human interface and interaction.
  • Provides a systematic, human-centered approach to HCI development that can be incorporated with modern information systems analysis and design for developing effective organizational information systems.

  • An international perspective. The authors, with their broad research and teaching experiences, bring an international orientation to HCI, demonstrating culturally diverse designs and emphasizing the need to be sensitive to national and cultural idiosyncrasies.

  • Running cases are revisited in each chapter to illustrate various issues at different stages of HCI development.
  • Multiple illustrations, ancillaries, and examples allow the reader to use various "ways of knowing" or intelligences to learn and understand the material.