HCI Beyond the GUI

HCI Beyond the GUI

Design for Haptic, Speech, Olfactory, and Other Nontraditional Interfaces

1st Edition - April 25, 2008

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  • Author: Philip Kortum
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080558349
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123740175

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As technology expands and evolves, one-dimensional, graphical user interface (GUI) design becomes increasingly limiting and simplistic. Designers must meet the challenge of developing new and creative interfaces that adapt to meet human needs and technological trends. HCI Beyond the GUI provides designers with this know how by exploring new ways to reach users that involve all of the human senses. Dr. Kortum gathers contributions from leading human factors designers to present a single reference for professionals, researchers, and students.

Key Features

  • Explores the human factors involved in the design and implementation of the nontraditional interfaces, detailing design strategies, testing methodologies, and implementation techniques
  • Provides an invaluable resource for practitioners who design interfaces for children, gamers and users with accessibility needs
  • Offers extensive case studies, examples and design guidelines


An excellent reference for user interface designers focusing on the principles of non-traditional interfaces that make use of each of the five human senses. Especially useful to professionals in environmental design, game design, interfaces for children and the disabled, and GUI designers who need to incorporate new dimensions in their interfaces.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to the Human Factors of Nontraditional Interfaces
    Philip Kortum

    2. Haptic Interfaces
    Marcia K. O’Malley, Abhishek Gupta

    3. Gesture Interfaces
    Michael Nielsen, Thomas B. Moeslund, Moritz Storring, and Erik Granum

    4. Locomotion Interfaces
    Mary C. Whitton, Sharif Razzaque

    5. Auditory Interfaces
    S. Camille Peres, Virginia Best, Derek Brock, Christopher Frauenberger, Thomas Hermann, John G. Neuhoff, Louise Valgerður Nickerson, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Tony Stockman

    6. Designing Usable Voice User Interfaces
    Susan L. Hura

    7. Interactive Voice Response Interfaces
    Jeff Brandt

    8. Olfactory Interfaces
    Yasuyuki Yanagida

    9. Taste Interfaces
    Hiroo Iwata

    10. Small-Screen Interfaces
    Daniel W. Mauney, Chris Masterton

    11. Multimode Interfaces: Two or More Interfaces to Accomplish the Same Task
    Aaron W. Bangor, James T. Miller

    12. Multimodal Interfaces: Combining Interfaces to Accomplish a Single Task
    Paulo Barthelmess, Sharon Oviatt

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2008
  • Published: April 25, 2008
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080558349
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123740175

About the Author

Philip Kortum

Philip Kortum is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Rice, he worked for almost a decade at SBC Laboratories (now AT&T Laboratories) doing human factors research and development in all areas of telecommunications. Dr. Kortum continues to do work in the research and development of user-centric systems in both the visual (web design, equipment design, image compression) and auditory domains (telephony operations and interactive voice response systems). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, Rice University in Houston, Texas

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