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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

Who this book is for

This book is for software engineers, User Experience (UX) designers, entrepreneurs, or anyone who is just getting started with user interface design and looking to gain a solid understanding of HCI and UX design. Readers who are budding software engineers, UX designers, UI engineers, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, and others looking for a solid understanding of how to approach digital products, and people who are curious, self-driven, and motivated to take their education in their own hands, will also all benefit from reading this book. Who will benefit the most is a person willing to be enthusiastic about learning new things and self-guided in mining their past knowledge to gain new perspectives. This book will deliver the best experience if you meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Have familiarity with HCI, UX, UI, Interaction Design (IxD), visual design, computer science, or other related software building professions
  2. Want to know how to build better software
  3. Are curious about how computers work
  4. Are open to new ideas