Confessions of a researchaholic

July 10, 2013

Picking up HCI

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 3:37 pm
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I am picking up HCI as it is becoming more relevant to my teaching and research. Here is a log of what I have found useful. As work in progress things are going to be in a flux. If you have suggestions I would love to hear.

PS: Back in grad school my PhD adviser once commented that UI design is my Achilles heel. 🙂

Books


The design of everyday things by Donald Norman is an old text but has aged quite well. The thing I like most about the book is that it provides many highly intuitive examples and counter examples to illustrate many of the practical design issues.


I learned about user studies from measuring the user experience by Tullis and Albert. It is pretty comprehensive, but for detailed math/theory you will need to look up elsewhere.

Courses

The coursera course by Scott Klemmer covers several main aspects of HCI and is fun to participate. I quickly went through it off season within a few days so I just watched the videos and did the quizzes. I plan to join the next offering and do the homework assignments (for real).

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