Originally published in 1989 this title provided a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the burgeoning discipline of human-computer interaction for students, academics, and those from industry who wished to know more about the subject. Assuming very little knowledge, the book provides an overview of the diverse research areas that were at the time only gradually building into a coherent and well-structured field. It aims to explain the underlying causes of the cognitive, social and organizational problems typically encountered when computer systems are introduced. It is clear and concise, whilst avoiding the oversimplification of important issues and ideas.
Acknowledgements. Preface. 1 Introducing Human-Computer Interaction 2 Interactional Devices and Technologies 3 Human-Computer Dialogue 4 Cognitive Models in Human-Computer Interaction 5 Usability in Human-Computer Interaction 6 The Design and Development Process 7 The Organizational Impact of Computer Systems 8 The Future of Human-Computer Interaction. Exercises. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index