Human Factors for Informatics Usability

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B. Shackel, S. J. Richardson
Cambridge University Press, Feb 14, 1991 - Computers - 438 pages
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Human factors is one of the critical issues in Information Technology, as industry realizes the need to change from technology-oriented goals to meet the demands of computer users. Human factors can help to improve Informatics Usability for real people, and to reduce the huge people-costs of human machine interactions.
 

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Contents

Organisational Aspects and Design in Large Systems
17
Brian Shackel
21
The Business Case for Human Factors in Informatics
39
Human Factors Contributions to the Design Process
73
Helping the IT Designer to Use Human Factors
97
Interface Design Issues for the System Designer
121
An Approach to Formalised Procedures for UserCentred
133
Special Topics in Depth
151
Organisational Issues and Task Analysis
247
Participation in Systems Design What Can It Offer?
267
Towards a Human Factors Strategy for Information Technology
291
Design and Evaluation Some Specific Methods
325
Designing and Evaluating Documentation for IT Users
343
Evaluating Usability
359
References
397
Author Index
425

Formal Models and Techniques in HumanComputer Interaction
183
Designing Expert Systems for Usability
207

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