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Description - Multiple User Interfaces by Ahmed Seffah

Multiple User Interfaces allow people using mobile phones, lap tops, desk tops, palm tops or PDAs to access and read information from their central server or the internet in a coherent and consistent way and to communicate effectively with other users who may be using different devices. MUIs provide multiple views of the information according to the device used and co-ordinate communication between the users. "Multiple User Interfaces: Engineering and Applications Frameworks" is the first work to describe user interface design for mobile and hand-held devices such as mobile phones. Given the proliferation of books on web site design in the late '90s, this promises to be the forerunner in a new wave of books dealing with the issues specific to small screens, limited memory and wireless transmission.It also deals with problems relating to multi-user functionality and sharing the same application over various platforms. This book: offers a comprehensive account of state-of-the-art research; combines human and technical aspects including social interaction, workflow, HCI, & system architectures; provides practical toolkits, guidelines and experience reports; and, includes contributions from leading experts at all the key institutions - Virginia Tech, Concordia University, Lancaster University, Ericsson & Intel. With such a unique and cutting-edge approach researchers and developers working on user interface design in companies manufacturing handsets and other portable devices, university HCI groups and companies providing web-based information services for delivery to hand-held devices will find this indispensable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470854440
ISBN-10: 0470854448
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 175mm x 28mm)
Pages: 414
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ahmed Seffah

Ahmed Seffah is a professor in the department of Computer Science at Concordia University. He is director of the Human-Centered Software Engineering Group and the co-founder of the Concordia Software Usability and Empirical Studies Lab. He holds a PhD in software engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France). His research interest are at the crossroads between software engineering and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), including usability measurement, user interface design, empirical studies on developer experiences with CASE tools, human-centered software engineering, and patterns as a vehicle for integrating HCI knowledge in software engineering practices. Dr. Seffah is the vice-chair of the IFIP working group on user-centered design methodologies. During the last 10 years, he has been involved in different projects in North America and Europe. Homa Javahery is a researcher and project manager with the Human-Centered Software Engineering Group, including the Usability and Empirical Studies Lab, in the department of Computer Science at Concordia University. She holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University. She is combining different design approaches from human sconces and engineering disciplines to develop a pattern-oriented framework for designing a large variety of interfaces. She has been involved in different collaborative projects at the INRIA Research Institute in Nancy, France and the Daimler-Chrysler Research Institute in Ulm, Germany.