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Learn Human-Computer Interaction

By : Christopher Reid Becker
Book Image

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)
1
Section 1 - Learn Human-Computer Interaction
5
Section 2 - How to Build Human-Centered Software
11
Section 3 - When to Improve Software Systems
Preface

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.

In this book, you will learn why human-centered methodologies are winning in software development, and how to develop unique insights into your users through practical research processes you can try from home. You will then embark on how to translate your human understanding into software solutions through validation methods and rapid prototyping, leading to usability testing. In the end, you will learn how to build and deploy a software prototype that will allow you to test and iterate your human-centered solution as well as tell a better story about why we implement human-centered values into software solutions. The practice and skills will be contextualized through the book with historical figures, mistakes, and successes from the software industry. The concepts and stories will sharable and resonate throughout your software development path.

By the end of this book, you will be well versed in HCI strategies and methodologies to design effective User Interfaces (UIs).