Reading Lists

I’m in the process of pulling together reading lists for my primary and secondary comprehensives exams. The texts below are just a start, and the list will be growing as I start defining and focusing my interests a little more clearly.

Feel free to leave a comment about any of the texts I’ve mentioned or make suggestions about something you don’t see on the list.

Usability History  

Abowd, Gregory D., and Elizabeth D. Mynatt. “Charting Past, Present, and Future Research in Ubiquitous Computing.” ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 7.1 (2000): 29-58. Print.

Barab, Sasha, and Kurt Squire. “Design-Based Research: Putting a Stake in the Ground.” The Journal of the Learning Science 13.1 (2004): 1-14. Print.

Dumas, Joe. “The Great Leap Forward: The Birth of the Usability  Profession (1988-1993).” Journal of Usability Studies 2.2 (2007): 54-60. Print.

Engelbart, Douglas. Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Menlo Park, California: Stanford Research Institute, 1962. Print.

Engelbart, Douglas, and William English. “A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect.” AFIPS Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1. 1968. 395-410. Print.

Gibson, James J. The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum : New York : Psychology Press, 200u. Print.

Licklider, J. C. R. “Man-Computer Symbiosis.” IRE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics HFE-1 (1960): 4-11. Print.

Lund, Arnie. “Post-Modern Usability.” Journal of Usability Studies 2.1 (2006): 1-6. Print.

Neilson, Jakob. Designing Web Usability. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders, 2000. Print.

Nelson, Ted. “The Right Way to Think About Software Design.” The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design. Ed. Brenda Laurel. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1990. 235-243. Print.

Norman, Donald A. The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books, 2002. Print.

Redish, Janice, and Carol Barnum. “Overlap, Influence, Intertwining:  The Interplay of UX and Technical Communication.” Journal of Usability Studies 6.3 (2011): 90-101. Print.

Usability Testing Methods

Barnum, Carol. “The ‘Magic Number 5’: Is It Enough for Web Testing?” Information Design Journal & Document Design 11.2/3 (2002): 160-170. Print.

Chou, Jyh-Rong. “A Linguistic Evaluation Approach for Universal Design.” Information Sciences 190 (2012): 76-94. Web. 8 Apr. 2012.

Cooper, Alan, David Cronin, and Robert Reimann. About Face 3: the Essentials of Interaction Design. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Publ Inc., 2007. Print.

Dumas, Joseph S, and Beth A Loring. Moderating Usability Tests: Principles and Practices for Interacting. Amsterdam; Boston: Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier, 2008. Print.

Fernandez, Adrian, Emilio Insfran, and Silvia Abrahão. “Usability Evaluation Methods for the Web: A Systematic Mapping Study.” Information and Software Technology 53.8 (2011): 789–817. Print.

Huart, Julien, Christophe Kolski, and Mouldi Sagar. “Evaluation of Multimedia Applications Using Inspection Methods: The Cognitive Walkthrough Case.” Interacting with Computers 16.2 (2004): 183-215.

Hvannberg, Ebba Thora, Effie Lai-Chong Law, and Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir. “Heuristic Evaluation: Comparing Ways of Finding and Reporting Usability Problems.” Interacting with Computers 19.2 (2007): 225-240.

Mcgovern, Heather. “Remembering and Applying Non-usability Testing Methods for Learning How Web Sites Function.” Technical Communication 52.2 (2005): 175-186. Print.

Neilson, Jakob, and Rolf Molich. “Heuristic Evaluation of User Interfaces.” Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Empowering People,. Seattle, WA: ACM Press, 1990. 249-56. Print.

Pauwels, Stefan L. et al. “Building an Interaction Design Pattern Language: A Case Study.” Computers in Human Behavior 26.3 (2010): 452-463. Web. 8 Apr. 2012.

Pawson, Mark, and Saul Greenberg. “Extremely Rapid Usability Testing.” Journal of Usability Studies 4.3 (2009): 124-135. Print.

Propp, Stefan, Gregor Buchholz, and Peter Forbrig. “Integration of Usability Evaluation and Model-based Software Development.” Advances in Engineering Software 40.12 (2009): 1223-1230. Web. 8 Apr. 2012.

Spinuzzi, Clay. “The Methodology of Participatory Design.” Technical Communication 52.2 (2005): n. pag. Print.

Tullis, Tom, and Bill Albert. Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics. Amsterdam [u.a.]: Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 2008. Print. “Methods at a Glance.” Web. 8 Apr. 2012.

—. “Usability Methods.” Web. 8 Apr. 2012.

Current State of Usability and Best Practices for Creating Usable WebDesign

Cooper, Alan, David Cronin, and Robert Reimann. About Face 3: the Essentials of Interaction Design. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Publ Inc., 2007. Print.

Dray, Susan M. “Engaged Scholars, Thoughtful Practitioners: The Interdependence  of Academics and Practitioners in  User-Centered Design and Usability.” Journal of Usability Studies 5.1 (2009): 1-7. Print.

Farooq, Umer, M Aqeel Iqbal, and Sohail Nazir. “A Glance into the Future of Human Computer Interactions.” International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications 1.3 (2011): 22-37. Web. 2 Apr. 2012.

Gardner-Bonneau, Daryle. “Is Technology Becoming More Usable—or Less—and With What Consequences?” Journal of Usability Studies 5.2 (2010): 46-49. Print.

Garrett, Jesse James. The Elements of User Experience: User-centered Design for the Web and Beyond. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2011. Print.

Hoekman, Robert, Jr. Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design. Berkeley: New Riders Press, 2006. Print.

Hübscher, Christian et al. “The Organization of Interaction Design Pattern Languages Alongside the Design Process.” Interacting with Computers 23.3 (2011): 189-201. Web. 8 Apr. 2012.

Jacko, Julie A. The Human-computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis, 2012. Print.

Johnson, Robert R. “The Ubiquity Paradox: Further Thinking on the Concept of User Centeredness.” Technical Communication Quarterly 19.4 (2010): 335–351.

MacDorman, Karl et al. “An Improved Usability Measure Based on Novice and Expert Performance.” International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 27.3 (2011): 280–302. Print.

Moggridge, Bill. Designing Interactions. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007. Print.

Nielsen, Jakob, and Hoa Loranger. Prioritizing Web Usability. Berkeley, Calif.: New Riders, 2006. Print.

Reiser, Robert A., and John V Dempsey. Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology. Boston: Pearson, 2012. Print.

Rettger, Mary Beth. “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Usability People.” Journal of Usability Studies 5.3 (2010): 76-80. Print.

Saffer, Dan. Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices. Berkeley, CA; London: New Riders ; Pearson Education [distributor], 2010. Print.

Weinschenk, Susan M. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. Berkeley: New Riders, 2011. Print.


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