Starter Resource List

This is a brief starter set of resources on human-computer interaction. HFES maintains their own list of human factors resources.


Professional Organizations

Usability Guidelines


  • Johnson, J. (2008). GUI bloopers 2.0: Common user interface design don’ts and dos. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Krug, S. (2006). Don’t make me think! A common sense approach to web usability (2nded.). Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Nielsen, J., & Loranger, H. (2006). Prioritizing web usability. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Redish, J. (2007). Letting go of the words: Writing web content that works. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Rubin, J., & Chisnell, D. (2008). Handbook of usability testing: How to plan, design, and conduct effective tests (2nd ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.
  • Sears, A., & Jacko, J.A. (Eds.). (2008). The human-computer interaction handbook: Fundamentals, evolving technologies, and emerging applications (2nd ed.). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Sharp, H, Rogers, Y., & Preece, J. (2007). Interaction design: Beyond human-computer interaction (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.
  • Shneiderman, B., & Plaisant, C. (2009). Designing the user interface: Strategies for effective human-computer interaction (5th ed.). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
  • Stone, D., Jarrett, C, Woodroffe, M., & Minocha, S. (2005). User interface design and evaluation. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Tullis, T., & Albert, B. (2008). Measuring the user experience: Collecting, analyzing, and presenting usability metrics. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.

HFES Annual Conference

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