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Learn Human-Computer Interaction

By : Christopher Reid Becker
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Learn Human-Computer Interaction

By: Christopher Reid Becker

Overview of this book

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a field of study that researches, designs, and develops software solutions that solve human problems. This book will help you understand various aspects of the software development phase, from planning and data gathering through to the design and development of software solutions. The book guides you through implementing methodologies that will help you build robust software. You will perform data gathering, evaluate user data, and execute data analysis and interpretation techniques. You’ll also understand why human-centered methodologies are successful in software development, and learn how to build effective software solutions through practical research processes. The book will even show you how to translate your human understanding into software solutions through validation methods and rapid prototyping leading to usability testing. Later, you will understand how to use effective storytelling to convey the key aspects of your software to users. Throughout the book, you will learn the key concepts with the help of historical figures, best practices, and references to common challenges faced in the software industry. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with HCI strategies and methodologies to design effective user interfaces.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1 - Learn Human-Computer Interaction
Section 2 - How to Build Human-Centered Software
Section 3 - When to Improve Software Systems
Section 2 - How to Build Human-Centered Software

These chapters are a practical guide to how HCI implements the ideas, principles, and coding concepts reviewed in Section 1. How to build human-centered software will frame the tangible steps taken while developing software, and we'll also outline some of the methodologies for building human-centered software solutions. You will learn why human-centered methodologies are winning in software development, along with how to develop unique insights into your users through effective research processes that you can try at home.

We will dig into more of the pillars of Learn HCI by covering the following chapters:

  • Chapter 4, Human-Centered Thinking
  • Chapter 5, Human-Centered Methods for User Research
  • Chapter 6, User Insights for Software Solutions
  • Chapter 7, Storytelling and Rapid Prototyping
  • Chapter 8, Validating Software Solutions...