The Secrets of User Interaction for Programmers
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The Secrets of User Interaction for Programmers

The science of interaction design.

About the Book

For the first time a book which merges how to program a graphic user interface with how to design a graphical interface. Programming user interfaces is not easy, designing effective user interfaces is harder still. This book is the first book about human computer interaction by programmers for programmers. Starting from a basic hello world program the book will advance your knowledge of how to program a web based graphic user interface in P5 ( a Javascript Library). 

  • Learn how to use the latest remote usability testing to evaluate your applications.
  • Learn how to program are you doing to face in P5. 
  • Discover what event-based programming is
  • Learn how to improve your application through the use of standard questionnaires 
  • Learn about what a model view controller does
  • Learn how to interview users
  • See how to use advanced statistics to test if your A/B test is working
  • Discover the relationship between the Lean Startup and user interaction design
  • Learn how to conduct use of experiments to test your software with real people

About the Author

Sheep Dalton
Sheep Dalton

Dr Sheep Dalton is a lecturer in human computer interaction in the department of computing and communications at the Open University. He has had many years experience of teaching computering and human computer interaction. He has also been an entrepreneur and worked in a variety of software industries.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One Why Usability for programmers?
    • Why this book ?
    • The design/build divide
    • Things how-to books don’t tell you
    • Interaction design and user interface is changing rapidly
    • Then there was lean
    • So Why get user interaction right?
    • In house & contract programming
    • Start up development
    • Sometimes lives depend upon it.
  • Chapter Quick and lean ways to get started.
    • Google Keywords as product research
    • Finding out about your competitors website with usability hub.
    • Five second tests
    • What have we learnt - iterative development
  • Chapter Hello world
    • Why P5?
    • What is P5?
    • Hello World
    • Evaluating Hello World
    • SUS Standard Usability Scale

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