Top ten Human Computer Interaction books by rating:
Great book for all people designing and implementing user interfaces (UI). The book describes how to effectively apply aspects of psychology and human factors in designing UIs. The book provides comprehensive overview of good (and bad) practices in UI design. Worth reading for HCI experts as well as interaction designers, UX designers and industrial designers. Contains a lot of examples and practical application of psychology on design.
This book covers most of the topics in psychology needed for understanding people and being able to design for them. Each of a hundred chapters in the book is based on research in the field, and there are also (several) examples of using the research outcomes in practical cases. Definitely worth reading, especially for designers!
This book shows designers how to put themselves in a position of the website visitor, and how to understand what users like to do and what they hate. Many practical examples demonstrate how to apply usability principles in webdesign, and what is the positive effect on visitors consequently.
Web design can effectively utilize research findings in motivation, (unconscious) decision making, and neuroscience. This books translates these research outcomes into principles of persuasion, and explains (and demonstrates on examples) how to design websites that encourage users to do certain actions.
The book consists of description of games that help tems collaborate, and perform better through shared engagement and game-supported group creativity. Following the techniques described in the book can help designers and developers overcome lack of creativity, efficient communication, understanding end user and incorporate enjoyment in their products.
6Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition) (2009)
Ultimate reference book covering all areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) practice and research. The book also provides amount of references for further reading in all discussed topics. This book should not be missed by anybody interested in HCI - from novices to skilled professionals.
Second edition of the bestseller Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research provides detailed description of user research methods in updated and extended form. The book describes most used techniques that designers use to understand their users. Extremely valuable book for those who conduct user research.
8Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies) (2007)
Description of practices in product design process leading to good user experience (UX). The emphasis is put on early stages of development. Lots of illustrations help reader to understand how to identify important aspects of a product, and especially the product's user experience (UX). There is also a useful workbook with instructions and exercises.
The classical title in user-centered design, industrial design and human-computer interaction literature. Don Norman explains importance of good user-friendly and usable design of technologies and demonstrates his arguments on practical examples, described in hilarious stories. The first edition of this book was written in 1988, and therefore parts of the books may seem to be outdated nowadays. However, the core ideas and principles are still relevant and could be easily applied on today's technologies. This book will change your view of technologies around you.
Philosopher and cognitive scientist Andy Clark describes the coexistence of technology and humans, and how these two terms blend today. Author says that cyborgs are not something we should be afraid of - cyborgs are here already; we are these cyborgs. Mingle of humans and technology is throughoutly discussed - from tools that extend human abilities such as cell phone, through wearable computers, intelligent environments, to mind-extending neural implants. The books demonstrates how technology became inseparable part of human lives.