Series: Human Factors in Information Technology

Monographs and edited volumes published in this series cover a wide range of topics dealing with all aspects of human factors in the applications of information technology. Topics range from theoretical monographs on the cognitive processes involved in human-computer interaction to volumes describing research on human factors considerations in highly automated machine tools. Another major focus of the series is theoretical and applied research on the computer support of cooperative work. Theoretical monographs will present a full range of perspectives from symbolic models i.e. production system models, to neural net simulations of cognitive processes involved in the successful utilization of all types of information technology. Particular attention is paid to the presentations of theoretical results that have explicit implications for the design of actual systems. Also presented is detailed analysis of the implementation of systems including analyses of the design and actual use of the systems. The Series Editors welcome detailed proposals for new volumes in the series.
Humane Interfaces

Most recent volume


Volume 13. Humane Interfaces

Published: 7th April 1999 Editors: B. Gorayska J.P. Marsh J.L. Mey
Ever since the first successful International Cognitive Technology (CT) Conference in Hong Kong in August 1995, a growing concern about the dehumanising potential of machines, and the machining potential of the human mind, has pervaded the organisers' thinking. When setting up the agenda for the Second International CT Conference in Aizu, Japan, in August of 1997, they were aware that a number of new approaches had seen the light, but that the need to integrate them within a human framework had become more urgent than ever, due to the accelerating pace of technological and commercialised developments in the computer related fields of industry and research

What the present book does is re-emphasize the importance of the 'human factor' - not as something that we should 'also' take into account, when doing technology, but as the primary driving force and supreme aim of our technological endeavours. Machining the human should not happen, but humanising the machine should. La Humacha should replace the Hemachine in our thinking about these matters.

Additional volumes


Volume 12. The Design of Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Groupware Systems

Published: 29th March 1996 Editors: R. Traunmüller D. Shapiro Martin G. Tauber

Volume 11. Cognitive Aspects of Visual Languages and Visual Interfaces

Published: 14th April 1994 Editors: D.E. Mahling F. Arefi Martin G. Tauber

Volume 10. Adaptive User Interfaces

Published: 30th June 1993 Editors: T. Kühme U. Malinowski M. Schneider-Hufschmidt

Volume 9. Methods and Tools in User-Centred Design for Information Technology

Published: 30th January 1992 Editors: J. Ziegler S. Harker Mark Galer Margaret Galer

Intelligent Interfaces

Published: 1st January 1992 Editors: M.H. Chignell P.A. Hancock

Volume 2. Mental Models and Human-Computer Interaction

Published: 12th February 1991 Editors: D. Ackermann Martin G. Tauber

Studies in Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Published: 17th December 1990 Editors: J.M. Bowers S.D. Benford

Mental Models and Human–Computer Interaction - 1

Published: 28th February 1990 Editors: D. Ackermann Martin G. Tauber

Multi-Media Office Filing

Published: 28th February 1990 Editors: C. Thanos

Effective Methodology for the Study of HCI

Published: 10th November 1989 Editors: J. Kirakowski M. Corbett

The Structure of Multimodal Dialogues

Published: 4th August 1989 Editors: M.M. Taylor F. Néel D.G. Bouwhuis

Man-Computer Interaction Research MACINTER II

Published: 1st February 1989 Editors: N.A. Streitz H. Wandke F. Klix Y. Waern