The much awaited "Designing the User Interface, 6th Edition is now available!
This is a new, revised edition of the highly successful textbook on Human Computer Interaction originally developed by Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant at the University of Maryland.
Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction provides a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic field of human-computer interaction (HCI). An expanded author team brings unparalleled industry and academic experience to this latest edition. Practical techniques, research-supported design guidelines, and a multitude of current examples and figures illustrate good design principles and practices, effectively guiding readers through their first HCI design projects.
What's new in the 6th edition?
- Presents the remarkable success story of HCI and user experience design
- Updates design guidelines, principles, and theories to reflect new ways of thinking
- Adds new chapters focusing on design and case studies, and updates evaluation techniques
- Illustrates current designs and practices with 170 new figures
- Explores progress in direct manipulation toward virtual and augmented reality - Reviews developments in speech interaction
- Expands the focus on mobile devices
- Offers a totally new chapter on collaboration and social media
- Updates vital chapters such as navigation, information search and visualization
- Emphasizes issues of universal usability for increasingly diverse users of interactive systems
- Presents balanced discussions on topics such as 3-D, natural language interfaces, the degree of human control, and the role of animated characters
- Summarizes key points in boxes throughout the book
- Updates the Practitioner Summaries and Researcher Agendas
- Adds many new references, while keeping classic papers
Short video of Ben Shneiderman summarizing the changes:
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Usability of Interactive Systems
Chapter 2: Universal Usability
Chapter 3: Guidelines, Principles, and Theories
Part II: Design Processes
Chapter 4: Design
Chapter 5: Evaluation and the User Experience
Chapter 6: Design Case Studies
Part III: Interaction Styles
Chapter 7: Direct Manipulation and Immersive Environments
Chapter 8: Fluid Navigation
Chapter 9: Expressive Human and Command Languages
Chapter 10: Devices
Chapter 11: Communication and Collaboration
Part IV: Design Issues
Chapter 12: Advancing the User Experience (formerly Chapter 11)
Chapter 13: The Timely User Experience (formerly Chapter 10)
Chapter 14: Documentation and User Support (a.k.a Help)
Chapter 15: Information Search
Chapter 16: Data Visualization
Afterword: Societal and Individual Impact of User Interfaces
Afterword 1: Future Interfaces and Grand Challenges
Afterword 2 Ten Plagues of the Information Age
As a Human-Computer Interaction University Associate Professor I was delighted with the new edition of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition).
It was entirely renewed and fully updated.
I have shared this textbook with my HCI undergraduate and graduate HCI students this semester and they liked it a lot and found it touches well and thoroughly current HCI issues!
Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant present and discuss timely most key HCI theories, concepts, ideas and applications.
I strongly recommend this book for academic and professional HCI courses.
- Jaime Sánchez, HCI Professor at the University of Chile
The 5th edition thoroughly updates and improves this valuable resource for students, professionals, and researchers interested in human-computer interaction. The presentation's coherent depth and breadth clarify how the interface mediates our access to information, and the need to match its design to our cognitive and perceptual capabilities. I was especially pleased that my colleagues Shneiderman and Plaisant included a chapter on information visualization also providing a rich list of references on this and other related fields. They make a convincing case for development of new information visualization evaluation tools. The 5th symphony, I meant edition, made me better aware of how mobile devices are changing our world and of the increasing power of YouTube, flickr and other social media. This is a great book!
- Alfred Inselberg, Senior Fellow San Diego Supercomputing Center at the Department of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University