An Empirical Research PerspectiveBy
- I. Scott MacKenzie, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective is the definitive guide to empirical research in HCI. The book begins with foundational topics including an historical context, the human factor, interaction elements, and the fundamentals of science and research. From there, youll progress to learning about the methods for conducting an experiment to evaluate a new computer interface or interaction technique. There are detailed discussions and how-to analyses on models of interaction, focusing on descriptive models and predictive models. Writing and publishing a research paper is explored with helpful tips for success. Throughout the book, youll find hands-on exercises, checklists, and real-world examples. This is your must-have, comprehensive guide to empirical and experimental research in HCI - an essential addition to your HCI library.
HCI/UX researchers and professionals interested in user studies, as well as university students in academia and industry human-computer interaction.
Paperback, 370 Pages
Published: February 2013
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
"Scott McKenzie is one of the most thoughtful, thorough, authoritative, and careful HCI researchers I know. This book puts his experience, insights, and wisdom into a highly accessible, practical, and user-friendly form. It ties general notions in user interface design to solid scientific concepts and experimental procedures, and it teaches readers how to perform them for themselves. And it even concludes with a chapter on how to write a research paper -- useful advice, but rarely found in such a book."- Robert J.K. Jacob, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University
- Historical Context
- The Human Factor
- Interaction Elements
- Scientific Foundations
- Designing HCI Experiments
- Hypothesis Testing
- Modeling Interaction
- Writing and Publishing a Research Paper