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Usability Engineering by John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson

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Preface

This book grew out of a need for a different kind of textbook. In 1994, Rosson developed an undergraduate course in human-computer interaction at Virginia Tech. The course was intended chiefly for computer science undergraduates, though from the start there was considerable interest from students in many other departments. It was originally created as a technical elective for students with specialized interests. But it has become quite popular; in 2000–2001, about 200 students took the course at Virginia Tech.

The course was designed to be project based. For most students, this course provides their only exposure to HCI. This made it important to integrate concepts and applications in requirements, design, and evaluation of interactive ...

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