English | April 25, 2011 | ISBN: 1439825947 | 794 Pages | PDF | 15.71 MB
The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design covers basic human factors issues relating to screen design, input devices, and information organization and processing, as well as addresses newer features which will become prominent in the next generation of Web technologies. These include multimodal interfaces, wireless capabilities, and agents that can improve convenience and usability. Written by leading researchers and/or practitioners in the field, this volume reflects the varied backgrounds and interests of individuals involved in all aspects of human factors and Web design and includes chapters on a full range of topics.
Divided into 12 sections, this book covers: historical backgrounds and overviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE)
specific subfields of HFEissues involved in content preparation for the Webinformation search and interactive information agentsdesigning for universal access and specific user populationsthe importance of incorporating usability evaluations in the design processtask analysis, meaning analysis, and performance modeling
specific Web applications in academic and industrial settingsWeb psychology and information securityemerging technological developments and applications for the Webthe costs and benefits of incorporating human factors for the Web and the state of current guidelines
The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design is intended for researchers and practitioners concerned with all aspects of Web design. It could also be used as a text for advanced courses in computer science, industrial engineering, and psychology.