The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook:

Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications

2nd Edition

Andrew Sears and Julie A. Jacko, Editors

List Price $149.95 (ISBN: 9780805858709, ISBN 10: 0805858709)

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If you care about Interaction Design, you should own this book. Exhaustive coverage by world authorities. … one book that covers the gamut. Highly recommended, highly practical.”

— Don Norman, Northwestern University and the Nielsen Norman group, Author of “Emotional Design” and “The Design of Everyday Things”


“Comprehensive and thorough coverage of all the important issues related to user interfaces and usability. A useful reference work for anybody in the field…”

— Jakob Nielsen, Author, “Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity” and “Prioritizing Web Usability”


·  Addresses fundamental issues that affect all design decisions

·  Covers the design of human-computer interactions and of solutions for specific applications and domains

·  Contains an entire section devoted to the needs of diverse users

·  Explores the state of the art in the development process and the management of HCI

Exploring the evolution in how people use and work with technology, the second edition of The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook captures the most important scientific and technical know-how in the field of HCI. It provides an updated, comprehensive overview of important research in the field, including insights directly applicable throughout the process of developing effective interactive information technologies. It features cutting-edge advances to the scientific knowledge base and visionary perspectives and developments that will fundamentally transform the way in which researchers and practitioners view the discipline.

As the seminal volume of HCI research and practice, the second edition features contributions from a selection of eminent professionals in the field worldwide. It stands alone as the most essential resource available on the market. This edition of the volume thoroughly covers issues of accessibility and diversity, such as aging, literacy, hearing, vision, physical disabilities, and children. Additional topics addressed are sensor based interactions; tangible interfaces; augmented cognition; cognition under stress; ubiquitous and wearable computing; privacy and security.

With contributions from over 130 researchers and professionals, over 5,500 references, 400 figures, and 100 tables, the book provides a wealth of data and a fresh perspective on the field. New topics and authors ensure the revision contains new information and insights, the latest in research and practice, while retaining its reputation for presenting authoritative information in an accessible manner.


Second Edition:
Table of contents
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First Edition:
Table of contents and high resolution figures