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Submission Deadline: March 31, 2005

Human Computer Interaction Research in Web Design and Evaluation

A book edited by:
Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris, Centre for HCI Design, City University, London, UK

Dr. Sri Kurniawan, School of Informatics, University of Manchester,
Manchester, UK

Overall Objectives of the Book
The objective of this book is to look at the topic of Web design in a new
direction.  The majority of existing books on this topic have been
focusing primarily on the technical dimensions (programming languages,
hardware and software needs) of Web design. Few books touch on the user
aspect of Web design and interaction.  In addition, this book will try to
provide an academic/research direction to Web usability.

Because humans are an important participant in Web interaction and a
significant factor contributing to successful Web design is user
involvement throughout the design and evaluation processes, there is a
need for a unified view of the user-related topics that surround Web

This book will point out that beyond the technical aspects of Web design,
we need to systematically take into account human interaction and
activity, and the completely renewed social and cultural environments that
Web environments and interfaces are calling for and technologies are now
capable of delivering. The general goal is to discuss the basis of a broad
framework for the development and management of Web environments, enriched
with contributions from domains as diverse as Web design, information
systems, psychology, sociology, artificial intelligence, e-learning and
many others.

The Target Audience
University educators and educators in general; university administrators;
researchers; lecturers of HCI and user-centred design; Web system
managers; instructional designers; general audience with an interest in
HCI and Web design. This book will be structured in such a way so that it
can act as a core textbook in HCI and Web development courses.

Recommended Topics
Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

* Introduction: Introduction to HCI and User-Centred Design and their
application to Web design

* Humans as Web Users: human abilities and limitations (cognitive,
perceptual, motor) and their effect on efficient use of the Web; cognitive
psychology and its application to Web design

* Analysis: Query-based techniques (interviews, focus groups, surveys) and
Web design; Task Analysis, users, context and requirements and their
application to Web design; Personas

* Design: Conceptual and detailed Web design; Prototyping
(paper/electronic) as used in Web design; Screen design; Information
architecture; Design of user-friendly Web navigation schemes and features;
Web Accessibility and Web design for people with special needs;
Participatory design and other innovative design approaches in Web design;
Dialogue design

* Evaluation: Usability evaluation; Expert (heuristic) evaluation; Web
accessibility evaluation

* Special Topics: Interaction styles and their applicability to the Web;
Information visualization on the Web; Computer mediated communication and
the Web; The future of HCI and the Web

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31,
2005, up to 2 page proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of
the proposed chapter.  Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by
April 30, 2005 and be sent chapter organizational guidelines.  Full
chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2005.  All submitted
chapters will be reviewed through a blind reviewing process.  The book is
scheduled to be published by Idea Group Inc.,,
publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing,
IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, and Idea Group Reference Imprints.

Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris
Centre for HCI Design, City University
London, EC1V 0HB
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Fax: +44 (0)20 7040 8859


Dr. Sri Kurniawan
University of Manchester
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Fax: +44 (0)161 306 3324