HCI Beyond the GUI: Design for Haptic, Speech, Olfactory, and Other Nontraditional Interfaces

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Elsevier, Jun 13, 2008 - Computers - 480 pages
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As technology expands and evolves, one-dimensional, graphical user interface (GUI) design becomes increasingly limiting and simplistic. Designers must meet the challenge of developing new and creative interfaces that adapt to meet human needs and technological trends. HCI Beyond the GUI provides designers with this know how by exploring new ways to reach users that involve all of the human senses. Dr. Kortum gathers contributions from leading human factors designers to present a single reference for professionals, researchers, and students.
  • Explores the human factors involved in the design and implementation of the nontraditional interfaces, detailing design strategies, testing methodologies, and implementation techniques
  • Provides an invaluable resource for practitioners who design interfaces for children, gamers and users with accessibility needs
  • Offers extensive case studies, examples and design guidelines

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Introduction to the Human Factors of Nontraditional Interfaces
Haptic Interfaces
Gesture Interfaces
Locomotion Interfaces
Auditory Interfaces
Voice User Interfaces
Interactive Voice Response Interfaces
Olfactory Interfaces
Taste Interfaces
SmallScreen Interfaces
Multimode Interfaces Two or More Interfaces to Accomplish the Same Task
Multimodal Interfaces Combining Interfaces to Accomplish a Single Task

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Philip Kortum is currently a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Rice, he worked for almost a decade at SBC Laboratories (now AT&T Laboratories) doing human factors research and development in all areas of telecommunications. Dr. Kortum continues to do work in the research and development of user-centric systems in both the visual (web design, equipment design, image compression) and auditory domains (telephony operations and interactive voice response systems). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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