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HCI, CSCW and participatory design

Here are some key texts relating to the practice and research of human-computer interaction - including approaches to usability, computer-supported collaborative work, interaction design and participatory design.

Greenbaum, J., Kyng, M. (eds.) 1991. Design at work: Cooperative design of computer systems. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kyng, Morten and Mathiassen, Lars 1997. Computers and Design in Context. Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Laurel, Brenda (ed.) 1990. The Art of Human-computer Interface Design. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley Publishing Company.

Laurel, Brenda 1993. Computers as Theatre. Wokingham, UK: Addison-Wesley.

Mullet, K., Sano, D. 1995. Designing visual interfaces: Communication oriented techniques. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Nardi, Bonnie A. (ed.) 1995. Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction. Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Nardi, Bonnie A and O'day, Vicki L. 1999. Information Ecologies: Using Technology with Heart. Cambridge Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Nielsen, Jakob 1993. Usability Engineering. Cambridge Massachusetts: Academic Press.

Norman, Donald 1993. Things that make us smart. Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison Wesley Publishing Company.

Norman, Donald 1998. The Invisible Computer. The MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1998.

Shneiderman, B. (1992) Designing the user interface. Second edition. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Suchman, Lucy (1987), Plans and Situated Actions. Cambridge University Press 1987.

Schuler, D. & Namioka, A. (eds.) 1993. Participatory Design, Principles and Practices. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Thomas, Peter (ed.) 1995. The social and interactional dimensions of human-computer interfaces. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Interaction design centre / Liam Bannon's articles
- Bannon, Liam 'From Human Factors to Human Actors: The Role of Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction Studies in Systems Design'

Ehn, Pelle 'Scandinavian Design: On Participation and Skill'

HCI Index http://degraaff.org/hci/

Nielsen Norman Group - user experience strategy consulting
- Useit by Jakob Nielsen http://www.useit.com/

Ben Shneiderman home page

Jonathan Grudin homepages

Participatory design resources

Mind Culture and Activity Home page http://lchc.ucsd.edu/MCA/
- XMCA on-line discussions http://lchc.ucsd.edu/MCA/Mail/index.html
- XCMA Paper Archive http://lchc.ucsd.edu/MCA/Paper/index.html