The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications

The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications

The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications

The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications

Synopsis

The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications is a comprehensive survey of this fast-paced field that is of interest to all HCI practitioners, educators, consultants, and researchers. This includes computer scientists; industrial, electrical, and computer engineers; cognitive scientists; experimental psychologists; human factors professionals; interface and systems designers; product managers; and executives working with product development. This new Handbook offers a comprehensive compendium of foundational principles, as well as the most recent advances in conceptualizing, designing, and evaluating computing technologies. It spans a variety of traditional and non-traditional platforms, including desktop and mobile computing, networked and virtual environments, and information appliances. In addition, the volume offers thorough coverage of interaction issues concerning diverse users, including men; women; children; the elderly; and those with cognitive, physical, and perceptual impairments. Another unique feature of this new Handbook is that HCI is presented in the context of special application domains, such as e-commerce, telecommunication, government, health care, educational software, entertainment, games, motor vehicles, and aerospace. In this volume, an unprecedented number of top experts in the field of HCI share their expertise, experience, and insight regarding research, technological advancements, and specific methodologies in the field of human-computer interaction.

Excerpt

This Handbook marks a critical juncture in the field of humancomputer interaction (HCI). Over the last two decades, HCI emerged as a major discipline in computing, and was quickly energized by substantial contributions from other fields, such as engineering, psychology, education, and graphic design. The effective utilization of the resulting interdisciplinary breakthroughs has contributed to a heightened global awareness of the importance of HCI not just as an academic discipline. HCI in practice helps us achieve increased productivity, enhances our quality of life, envigorates competitiveness, and improves the quality of services through the effective design and use of interactive computing systems. HCI now has a home in every application, environment, and device, and is routinely used as a tool for inclusion. Therefore, this Handbook should be of tremendous value to practitioners, researchers, students, and academicians regardless of enterprise, because HCI, like computing itself, is now ubiquitous.

Composed of eight sections which include 64 chapters, the 1242 pages of this work were authored by over 120 of the most eminent researchers and professionals in the discipline from around the world. Each contribution was carefully reviewed by experts in the field, as well as by ourselves. The Advisory Board was instrumental throughout the process as they helped shape and refine our vision for this volume. We thank the contributing authors and the Advisory Board. Their commitment to the success of this volume was unwavering, and we are honored to have worked with each one of them.

The Handbook opens with an evolutionary perspective on HCI, which provides a sense of perspective on the field, recognizes significant visionary developments, and directs the reader to seminal literature. The book then explores the topics of humans in HCI, computers in HCI, interaction fundamentals, interaction issues for diverse users, and interaction issues for special applications. The 37 chapters within these sections provide a comprehensive knowledge base that distinguishes this volume from others in its field. The following section, Application Domains, is another unique feature of this work. In this section, HCI principles are applied to 9 specialized domains. The final 13 chapters explore the state of the art in the development process and the management of HCI. The volume concludes with an exploration of the future of HCI.

The editing of the Handbook was made possible with the very valuable assistance of Brynley Zorich, who so effectively coordinated the management of incoming contributions, reviews, and outgoing correspondence. It was truly a pleasure working with Gavriel Salvendy, Anne Duffy, and, more recently, Bill Webber, our brilliant editorial team whose insight and graceful facilitation was priceless to this effort.

Julie A. Jacko and Andrew Sears May 2002 . . .

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