CMSC 434: Human Factors in Computer and Information Systems

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Links to books at online stores are provided on this page as a convienance, not as an "official recommendation".
Where digital versions of books or articles exist, links to them will appear as well.


The required text for this course is: Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 3rd Edition by Ben Shneiderman [Addison-Wesley], 1998.
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The following are books that you might find interesting within the context of the course. They are not listed for the course at the book store, but are available at a wide variety of book stores.

Note: When sample chapters are distributed in class, those chapters are part of the required readings for the course.

  • Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity by Jakob Nielsen [New Riders], 2000.
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    A copy of chapter two will be handed out in class as a sample.

  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman [Doubleday], 1990.
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    A copy of chapter two will be handed out in class as a sample.

  • Task-centered User Interface Design: A Practical Introduction by Clayton Lewis and John Rieman [Shareware], 1994.
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    A copy of chapter two will be handed out in class as a sample.


    The following articles are required readings as well. I will add to this list as the semester proceeds. I will announce in class when I do so.

  • New York Times Circuits section each Thursday.
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  • Prototyping for Tiny Fingers by Marc Rettig [CACM], 1994.
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  • Technology Affordances by William Gaver [SIGCHI], 1991.
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  • Heuristic Evaluation by Jakob Nielsen [SIGCHI], 1991.
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