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Human Factors for Informatics Usability

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ISBN-10: 0521365708

ISBN-13: 9780521365703

Edition: 1991

Authors: B. Shackel, S. J. Richardson

List price: $180.00
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Human factors are a critical issue in informatics or information technology systems as the computer industry realizes the need to change from technology-dominated goals to the needs of computer users. The study of human factors can help to improve the usability of information systems and to help reduce the huge costs of human-computer interactions. However, information technology equipment is not easy to use. Even specialists in computing and information technology have difficulty with equipment produced by other experts. This book shows how knowledge and methods from the field of ergonomics can be used to help make information technology equipment easier to use. The principal audience is…    
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Book details

List price: $180.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/14/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Informatics Usability - Background and Overview
Human factors for informatics usability - background and overview
Usability - context, framework, definition, design and evaluation
The business case for human factors in informatics
System Design - Orientation and Approaches
Human factors contributions to the design process
Helping the IT designer to use human factors
Interface design issues for the system designer
An approach to formalised procedures for user-centred system design
Special Topics in Depth
The contributions of applied cognitive psychology to the study of human-compute interaction
Formal models and techniques in human-computer interaction
Designing expert systems for usability
Organisational Aspects and Design in Large Systems
Organisational issues and task analysis
Participation in systems design - what can it offer?
Towards a human factors strategy for information technology
Design and Evaluation - Some Specific Methods
A taxonomy and rule base for the selection of interaction styles
Designing and evaluating documentation for IT users
Evaluating usability
References
Author index
Subject index