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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Multimodal Usability

Authors: Berntsen, Niels Ole, Dybkjær, Laila

  • The first book to address interactive systems development and evaluation for usability from a thoroughly multimodal perspective
  • The first book to argue that the field of human-computer interaction needs complete re-orientation to take into account the fact that GUI-based systems merely represent a single modality combination among thousands of others
  • Presents a thorough introduction to modalities and multimodality
  • The authors have a sixteen-year track record of usability-oriented research and development of novel, non-GUI-based systems, multimodal natural interactive systems, and modality theory
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About this book

Multimodal Usability demonstrates several major generalisations of human-computer interaction and extends the traditional focus on graphical user interfaces to all input/output modalities accessible to vision, hearing, and touch.

Multimodal Usability can help make a multimodal interactive system usable no matter if you are building a work tool or a game, and whether your system models aspects of people, like a virtual (or robot) companion or friend, or not.

Successful implementation can be achieved using the following usability development steps:

(1) Augment system model specification with an AMITUDE model of use specified in terms of Application type, Modalities, Interaction type, Task, User, Device and Environment of use.

(2) Apply usability methods to collect the usability data needed at any time. A toolbox of 24 key methods are presented in a common format. Methods are of five kinds: question-answering, meetings with discussion, observation, imagination, and interaction with the system.

(3) For each method application, post-process, annotate, analyse, report, and act on the data to improve system model usability.

Three multimodal system Cases are included to illustrate usability development from idea to user test of the implemented prototype.

Multimodal Usability assumes no prior knowledge about usability and human-computer interaction.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Structure, Usability, Readership

    Bernsen, Niels Ole (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Intermezzo 1: Three Multimodal Cases

    Bernsen, Niels Ole (et al.)

    Pages 21-23

  • Creating a Model of Use

    Bernsen, Niels Ole (et al.)

    Pages 25-65

  • Modalities and Devices

    Bernsen, Niels Ole (et al.)

    Pages 67-111

  • Intermezzo 2: Status on Cases and Next Steps

    Bernsen, Niels Ole (et al.)

    Pages 113-119

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-553-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84882-552-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2517-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multimodal Usability
Authors
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-553-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-553-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-552-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2517-4
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 431
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations
Topics