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An A-to-Z guide on designing and conducting empirical experiments in human-computer interaction. Additional materials for this book are available on the following website. Please copy and paste this URL on your browser: http://www.yorku.ca/mack/HCIbook/

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Historical Context The Human Factor Interaction Elements Scientific Foundations Designing HCI Experiments Hypothesis Testing Modeling Interaction Writing and Publishing a Research Paper

About the Author

I. Scott MacKenzie is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at York University, Canada. For the past 25 years, MacKenzie has been an active member of the HCI research community, with over 130 peer-reviewed publications (including more than 30 papers in the ACM SIGCHI conference proceedings). MacKenzie's interests include human performance measurement and modeling, interaction devices and techniques, text entry, mobile computing, accessible computing, touch-based interaction, eye tracking, and experimental methodology.


"This is intended to be a textbook specifically for use in teaching the topic at a degree level, and it achieves that aim in no small measure.The text is clear, slightly conversational and offers a refreshing look at the field of study.The book contains a number of interesting case studies designed to illustrate the various issues, and it also contains some questionnaires and other example material, all designed to make the reader query how and why they do things."--BCS.org, November 2013 "Scott McKenzie is one of the most thoughtful, thorough, authoritative, and careful HCI researchers I know. This book puts his experience, insights, and wisdom into a highly accessible, practical, and user-friendly form. It ties general notions in user interface design to solid scientific concepts and experimental procedures, and it teaches readers how to perform them for themselves. And it even concludes with a chapter on how to write a research paper -- useful advice, but rarely found in such a book."--Robert J.K. Jacob, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University

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