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Description - User-Centered Web Site Development by Daniel D. McCracken

Here is a book that presents Web design as an application of key ideas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). This text is the only one of its kind that addresses Human-Computer Interaction as it relates to website design. It stresses HCI principles, not just Web implementation techniques. The book provides a working knowledge of Web design. aimed at creating Web pages and sites that are attractive and user-friendly. while allowing students to become familiar with the concepts and terminology of Web design as a basis for further study. Major themes include: Human Computer Interaction: Chapters 1-8 cover the importance of knowing your customer and the significance of visual and content organization of a website, as well as navigation design and the crucial issues of prototyping and user testing. Supporting Disciplines: The impact of color, typography, and multimedia are discussed in terms of website development. Major Web Issues: The significance of accessibility, globalization, and personalization are discussed in the context of a successful website. Rich in pedagogy, the book contains more than 300 review questions, exercises, and projects. A full suite of instructor supplements is also available.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780130411617
ISBN-10: 0130411612
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 179mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Pearson
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 20-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Daniel D. McCracken

Don McCracken is Professor of Computer Science at City College, CUNY, and the author of more than 20 textbooks in computer science. He is a past president of ACM and the 1992 recipient of the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science Education. Rosalee Wolf is Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems of DePaul University, where she was the first Director of the HCI program and was instrumental in creating the first bachelor's program and the second master's program in HCI in the United States. A -former NASA fellow, she leads the groundbreaking American Sign Language project at DePaul.