Top ten Human Computer Interaction books by views:

1Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition) (2009)

Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition)

Authors: Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, Maxine Cohen, Steven Jacobs

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.

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Amazon.com rates: 4.1/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4/5

2100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter) (2011)

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter)

Authors: Susan Weinschenk

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!

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Amazon.com rates: 4.3/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 5/5

3About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design (2007)

About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

Authors: Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin

Alan Cooper is expert in interaction design and the creator of personas used by designers to model users. This book provides comprehensive overview of interaction design techniques - containing qualitative research methods, working with user scenarios and product stories, personas, user requirements, and overall design process.

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Amazon.com rates: 3.7/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.8/5

4Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition (Human Factors and Ergonomics) (2012)

Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition (Human Factors and Ergonomics)

Authors: Julie A. Jacko

Comprehensive coverage of all the issues and topics related to human-computer interaction (HCI), designing user interfaces, and interactions. The third edition updates the successful previous version for latest research findings and trends in the field.

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We rate: 60% (have you read it? Rate too!)

5Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition (2005)

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition

Authors: Steve Krug

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.

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Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.4/5

6Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules (2010)

Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules

Authors: Jeff Johnson

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.

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Amazon.co.uk rates: 4/5

7Designing Interactions (2007)

Designing Interactions

Authors: Bill Moggridge

Hefty 800-pages book by Bill Moggridge, the founder of IDEO, contains short essays about product and interaction design. These essays explain the reasoning behind the shapes and functionalities of well-known design artifacts such as the first ocmputer mouse, early Mac computers, or Google website. These examples show the reader what are the key principles leading to well-designed product.

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8Human-Computer Interaction (2003)

Human-Computer Interaction

Authors: Alan Dix, Janet E. Finlay, Gregory D. Abowd, Russell Beale

One of the best books covering broad field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and relevant sub-fields. This book is essential source of information especially for all newcomers in the field of HCI. Technical aspects of HCI are covered deeply enough, and in well understandable way at the same time. Nowadays some parts of the book may seem a bit outdated. However, the important ground of HCI are still relevant and well covered.

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Amazon.com rates: 3.5/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.5/5

9Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers (2010)

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

Authors: Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo

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.

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Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.7/5

10HCI Models, Theories and Frameworks: Toward a Multidisciplinary Science (2003)

HCI Models, Theories and Frameworks: Toward a Multidisciplinary Science

Authors: John M. Carroll

The book covers many disciplines relevant to multidisciplinary field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and provides a comprehensive guide through all of them. Author addresses both technical and socio-psychological parts of HCI in understandable manner for both novices and professionals in the field.

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We rate: 70% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 3.8/5

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