HCI Literature Resources
I used some of the following material to prepare my
CPSC 481 HCI course. They make a good
core reading list for HCI
- Baecker, R., Grudin, J., Buxton, W., and Greenberg, S. (1995) Readings in Human
Computer Interaction: Towards the Year 2000 (2nd Edition), 950 pages, Morgan Kaufmann
Publishers Inc, California. ISBN 1-55860-246-1, Dewey Catalog QA76.9.H85R43.
- Norman, D. A. (1988) The Design of Everyday Things, Basic Books, NY. This book
talks about design of many things, from doors to telephones to computers. The book is a
delightful and easy to read; you will enjoy it! Some of the material in this book will be
covered in class.
- Lewis & Reiman (1993) Task Centered User Interface Design.
Gives a good practitioner's approach to design. Available as an online
- Preece, J. et al (1994) Human Computer Interaction, Addison Wesley. A recent
textbook that has good breadth.
- Dix, A., Finlay, J., Abowd, G. and Beale, R. (1997) Human-computer interaction
(2nd Edition), Prentice Hall, Hertfordshire, UK. Another textbook on human/computer
interaction that has good detail on selected topics.
- Nielsen, J. (1993) Usability Engineering, Academic Press. One of the first books
that provided a practical approach to treating interface design as an engineering process.
Contains a wealth of methods and approaches.
- Shneiderman, B. (1997) Designing the User Interface (3rd Edition),
Addison-Wesley. A good introductory book to human-computer interaction, particularly in
its description of the different approaches to HCI dialogues.
- Helander, M. (ed.) (1988) Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction. p1167,
This book is the closest there is to a reference manual on interaction. Slightly dated
now, but still excellent.
- Baecker, R. M. and Buxton, W. A. S. (1987) Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: A
Multidisciplinary Approach, p738, Los Altos, CA, Morgan-Kaufmann Publishers. This book
is the "first edition" of the course text, although its contents are almost
entirely different. Good for finding historical and seminal articles in HCI.
- Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI): the main HCI conference
- Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST): software for building
- Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): groups working through
- ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction
- ACM Transactions on Information Systems
- ACM Interactions Magazine
- Behaviour and Information Technology
- Human Computer Interaction
- Interacting with Computers
- International Journal of Human Computer Studies
- Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work...
Last updated September 1998 by Saul Greenberg