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Handbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology
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Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, 2008
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2 v.
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30000010195734 QA76.59 H36 2008 issue.1 Reference Book
30000010195733 QA76.59 H36 2008 issue.2 Reference Book

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In recent years, mobile technology has been one of the major growth areas in computing. Designing the user interface for mobile applications, however, is a very complex undertaking which is made even more challenging by the rapid technological developments in mobile hardware. Mobile human-computer interaction, unlike desktop-based interaction, must be cognizant of a variety of complex contextual factors affecting both users and technology. ""Handbook of Research on User Interface Design and Evaluation"" provides students, researchers, educators, and practitioners with a compendium of research on the key issues surrounding the design and evaluation of mobile user interfaces, such as the physical environment and social context in which a mobile device is being used and the impact of multitasking behavior typically exhibited by mobile-device users. Compiling the expertise of over 150 leading experts from 26 countries, this exemplary reference tool will make an indispensable addition to every library collection.

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This comprehensive handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of future research in modern user interface design. Particularly for the mobile industry, unique problems demand new interface techniques. Lumsden (National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology) collects numerous articles and categorizes them into four broad areas: novel interaction techniques, assistive technologies, evaluation techniques, and case studies. Mobile technologies include wearable items and in-car devices. Within each subject area, there are many articles covering the entire range of sensory interfaces including speech, text, electromyography, and more. Many articles address applications for the aged, the blind, and the deaf and how to evaluate the usefulness of these mobile devices. Although the material is mostly conceptual and is presented primarily in tutorial style, the case studies in the last section of the handbook provide readers with concrete examples for the concepts presented. This work gives a valuable framework for further research on user interface not only for mobile devices, but for all devices in general. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and up. J. Y. Cheung emeritus, Compsys Consulting