GUI Design book list

Subject: GUI Design book list
From: Alessandro Bottoni <bottoni -at- CADLAB -dot- IT>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 16:48:53 +0100

[Summary of the information about GUI Design books collected from several
internet mail lists]

Many thanks to all the people who sent me these informations.
Here you can find the whole list. It is just a "collage" but I think you
will appreciate to have the list before the week end....

Books about GUI Design, Computer Human Interface, software usability and so
on:

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"About Face : The
Essentials of User Interface Design" by Alan Cooper (ISBN:
1568843224), published by IDG Books Worldwide

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The Elements of User Interface Design
Author: Theo Mandel
ISBN: 0-471-16267-1
Excellent book

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A Practical Guide to Usability Testing
Authors: Dumas, Redish
ISBN: 0-89391-991-8
Excellent book

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Usability Engineering
Author: Jakob Nielsen
ISBN: 0-12-518406-9
Good for fundamentals of usability engineering

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The Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design
Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1-55615-679-0
This is also available on the internet at:
www.microsoft.com/win32dev/uiguide/default.htm

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The "bible" of HCI and interface design principles is:
Shneiderman, Ben: Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective
Human-Computer Interaction, Second Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1992

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The following focuses on psycological issues of the human computer
interaction process:
Johnson, P: Human-Computer Interaction: Psychology, Task-Analysis and
Software Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 1992

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The following is a 600 page work that is aimed more at students:
Preece, Jenny, et al: Human-Computer Interaction, Addison-Wesley, 1994

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You might want to also look up "Tog on the Interface" by Apple interface
guru, Bruce Tognazzini.

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D. Hix & H. R. Hartson, "Developing User Interfaces: Ensuring
Usability through Product and Process"

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J. Nielsen, "Usability Engineering"

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Designing the User Interface : Strategies for Effective
Human-Computer Interaction
by Ben Shneiderman
3rd Edition
Hardcover, 638 pages
Published by Addison-Wesley Publishing
Company
Publication date: July 1, 1997
Dimensions (in inches): 9.50 x 6.63 x 1.43
ISBN: 0201694972

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Designing Visual
Interfaces by Kevin Mullet and Darrell Sano (ISBN 0-13-303389-9),
published by Printice Hall in Englewood Cliffs.

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Usability
Engineering (ISBN 0-12-518406-9), published by Harcourt Brace and
Company (Academic Press).

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D. Mayhew (Principles
and guidelines in Software User Interface Design, ISBN 0-13-721929-6,
Prentice Hall, New Jersey)

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"The Essential guide to user interface design" by Wilbert O. Galitz
"GUI Design for Dummies" by Laura Arlov (This is really not a book for
dummies)

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"The Essential Guide to User Interface Design" by Wilbert O. Galitz.
Also, "Usability Engineering" by Jakob Nielson - which I do use and
recommend.

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And "The Handbook of Usability Testing" is excellent for how to test -
by Jeffrey Rubin.

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About Face: The Essentials of User
Interface Design, by Alan Cooper.

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You can find a good book list at this address:
http://www.scis.nova.edu/~howardb

and this one:
http://www.acm.org/~perlman/readings.html


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Alessandro Bottoni
Technical Writer
Cad.Lab SPA
Bologna - Italy




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