HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks: Toward a Multidisciplinary Science

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byJohn M. Carroll, John M. CarrollEditorCarroll

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HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks provides a thorough pedagological survey of the science of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). HCI spans many disciplines and professions, including anthropology, cognitive psychology, computer graphics, graphical design, human factors engineering, interaction design, sociology, and software engineering. While many books and courses now address HCI technology and application areas, none has addressed HCI’s multidisciplinary foundations with much scope or depth. This text fills a huge void in the university education and training of HCI students as well as in the lifelong learning and professional development of HCI practitioners. Contributors are leading researchers in the field of HCI. If you teach a second course in HCI, you should consider this book.

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the HCI concepts and methods in use today, presenting enough comparative detail to make primary sources more accessible. Chapters are formatted to facilitate comparisons among the various HCI models. Each chapter focuses on a different level of scientific analysis or approach, but all in an identical format, facilitating comparison and contrast of the various HCI models. Each approach is described in terms of its roots, motivation, and type of HCI problems it typically addresses. The approach is then compared with its nearest neighbors, illustrated in a paradigmatic application, and analyzed in terms of its future.

This book is essential reading for professionals, educators, and students in HCI who want to gain a better understanding of the theoretical bases of HCI, and who will make use of a good background, refresher, reference to the field and/or index to the literature.

  • Contributors are leading researchers in the field of Human-Comptuter Interaction
  • Fills a major gap in current literature about the rich scientific foundations of HCI
  • Provides a thorough pedogological survey of the science of HCI

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HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks provides a thorough pedagological survey of the science of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). HCI spans many disciplines and professions, including anthropology, cognitive psychology, computer graphics, graphical design, human factors engineering, interaction design, sociology, and software engineeri...

John M. Carrollis Professor of Computer Science, Education, and Psychology, and Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction, at Virginia Tech. He has written more than 250 technical papers, more than 25 conference plenary addresses, and 12 books. He serves on 10 editorial boards for journals and handbooks, has won the Rigo Ca...

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Format:OtherDimensions:576 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:May 21, 2003Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: Toward a Multidisciplinary Science of Human-Computer Interaction
by John M. Carroll, Virginia Tech

2. Design as Applied Perception
by Colin Ware, University of New Hampshire

3. Motor Behavior Models for Human-Computer Interaction
by I. Scott MacKenzie, York University, Toronto, Canada

4. Information Processing and Skilled Behavior
by Bonnie E. John, Carnegie Mellon University

5. Notational Systems--The Cognitive Dimensions of Notations Framework by Alan Blackwell and Thomas Green, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

6. Users' Mental Models: The Very Ideas
by Stephen J. Payne, Cardiff University, Wales

7. Exploring and Finding Information
by Peter Pirolli, Palo Alto Research Center

8. Distributed Cognition
by Mark Perry, Brunel University, London, England

9. Cognitive Work Analysis
by Penelope M. Sanderson, University of Queensland, Australia

10. Common Ground in Electronically Mediated Communication: Clark's Theory of Language Use
by Andrew Monk, University of York, England

11. Activity Theory
by Olav W. Bertelsen and Susanne Bodker, University of Aarhus, Denmark

12. Applying Social Psychological Theory to the Problems of Group Work
by Robert E. Kraut, Carnegie Mellon University

13. Studies of Work in Human-Computer Interaction
by Graham Button, Xerox Research Centre Europe, Grenoble, France

14. Upside-Down Vs and Algorithms-Computational Formalisms and Theory
by Alan Dix, Lancaster University, England

15. Design Rationale as Theory
by John M. Carroll and Mary Beth Rosson, Virginia Tech