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User-Centred Design of Systems : Applied Computing - Jan Noyes

User-Centred Design of Systems

Applied Computing

Paperback Published: 16th July 1999
ISBN: 9783540760078
Number Of Pages: 222

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There has long been a need for a book which deals specifically with human factors issues and methods, and which is targeted at the computer science and engineering population; this book fills that gap. Using a model, that places the human at the centre of the system design, users are considered in terms of their cognitive and physical attributes and their social needs, and the way in which computer technology needs to be designed and evaluated in order to take account of these factors is addressed. User-Centred Design of Systems deals specifically with the human issues focuses primarily on the design and evaluation of computer systems from the perspective of the user, contains a judicious mix of theory and applications and contains lots of practical examples. Students taking Human Computer Interaction, user-centred design, human factors and ergonomics and other similar courses will find this book invaluable.

Defining Systemsp. 1
What Is a System?p. 3
Who Will Use the System?p. 17
What Will the System Be Used For?p. 37
What Are the Main Components of the System?p. 55
Developing Systemsp. 81
How Will the System Be Designed?p. 83
How Well Do the Users Think the System Works?p. 103
How Well Does the System Really Work?p. 119
How Well Does the System Under Development Work?p. 135
Can the System Be Improved?p. 147
Deploying Systemsp. 165
How Can the System Be Introduced Into a Workplace?p. 167
How Will the System Be Used in the Workplace?p. 185
Bibliographyp. 195
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9783540760078
ISBN-10: 3540760075
Series: Applied Computing
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 16th July 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.62  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38