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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English


  • User interfaces (Computer systems)

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Edition Notes

StatementJoAnn T. Hackos and Janice C. Redish.
ContributionsRedish, Janice.
LC ClassificationsQA76.9.U83 H33 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 488 p. :
Number of Pages488
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL690825M
ISBN 100471178314
LC Control Number97037932

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  User and Task Analysis for Interface Design. This study seeks to identify the way users do certain tasks or operate different products. It is done before a product is designed or when a product needs to be redesigned based on usability testing results/5. Book Review. User and task analysis for interface design. Jonathan Kies. E-mail address: [email protected] Philips Consumer Communications, 91 New England Ave., Piscataway, NJ ‐ Search for more papers by this author. Jonathan Kies. E-mail address: [email protected]: Jonathan Kies. User and Task Analysis for Interface Design JoAnn T. Hackos and Janice C. Redish WILEY COMPUTER PUBLISHING WILEY John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York Chichester Weinheim Brisbane Singapore Toronto. Preface. About the book. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1: Introducing User and Task Analysis for Interface Design. PART 1: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT OF USER AND TASK ANALYSIS. Chapter 2: Thinking about Users. Chapter 3: Thinking about Tasks. Chapter 4: Thinking about the Users' Environment. Chapter 5: Making the Business Case for Site Visits.

"This book is well written, thorough, and loaded with techniques, examples, and resources that bring analysis to everyone." -Marcia L. Conner, Director of Usability & Learnability PeopleSoft, Inc. User and Task Analysis for Interface Design helps you design a great user interface by focusing on the most important step in the process -the first one. Task analysis is recognized by the Human-Computer Interaction community as good practice to improve the understanding of how a user may interact with software interfaces to reach a given goal.   User interface development follows a spiral process Interface analysis (user, task, and environment analysis) Focuses on the profile of the users who will interact with the system Concentrates on users, tasks, content and work environment Delineates the human- and computer-oriented tasks that are required to achieve system function Interface design Defines a set of interface objects and actions (and their screen representations) that enable a user . In their book User and Task Analysis for Interface Design, JoAnn Hackos and Janice Redish note that performing a task analysis helps you understand: What your users’ goals are; what they are trying to achieve What users actually do to achieve those goals What experiences (personal, social, and cultural) users bring to the tasks.

The central goal of this book is to teach the reader how to design user interfaces that will enable people to learn computer systems quickly and use them effectively, efficiently, and comfortably. The interface issues addressed are primarily cognitive, that is, having to do with mental activities such as perception, memory, learning, and problem solving. User and Task Analysis for Interface Design by Janice C. Redish and JoAnn T. Hackos (, Trade Paperback) Be the first to write a review About this product. Brand new: lowest price. Free Shipping. You learn: How interface designers use user and task analysis to build successful interfaces Why knowledge of users, their tasks, and their environments is critical to successful design How to prepare and set up your site visits How to select and train your user and task analysis team What observations to make, questions to ask, and questions to avoid How to record and report what you have learned to Reviews: 3. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Task Models and Diagrams for User Interface Design, TAMODIA , held in Toulouse, France, in November The 16 revised full and 7 revised short papers presented together with 1 keynote paper and 2 industrial papers were carefully reviewed and selected from.