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Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2012

Cases on Usability Engineering: Design and Development of Digital Products

A book edited by Dr. Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, Algoma University, Canada
Book Web page:

To be published by IGI Global:


Through the discussion and examination of specific cases on the
usability testing of digital products, students are given insight into
professional issues through the trials, “war stories”, practical
experiences, and research findings of practitioners, specialists,
lecturers, and usability researchers. One advantage of using case
studies as a mode of instruction is that it allows computing students
to acquire necessary competences through exposure to contexts and
settings that they might not otherwise experience in educational

Writing case studies on usability should require the “coming together”
of science, technology and social knowledge in an interdisciplinary
fashion, since the field of usability is supported by a number of
knowledge areas. This book will include new perspectives from top
researchers and practitioners around the world on how and why
usability can support the design and development of digital products,
such as electronic toys, video games, Web pages, information systems,
and mobile computer applications, among others. Cases on Usability
Engineering will be a comprehensive—yet specialized—compendium of
usability case studies using state-of-the-art socio-technical

Overall Objective of the Book

This book will include case studies on the rationale, state-of-the-art
studies, proof-of-concepts, and real-life examples of usability
methods and techniques which test the design and development of
digital products. These cases are optimal for usability,
human-computer interaction, human factors, ergonomics, software
engineering, and related courses.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book includes computer science students,
lecturers, instructors, and academics from related areas. In addition,
this book will capture the attention of all those engaged in fields
such as knowledge management, information technologies, computer
networks, and human factors.

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

Web pages
Video games
Digital toys
Multimodal interfaces
Visual, tactile, and auditory interfaces
Olfactory interfaces
In-car human-computer interfaces
Mobile computer applications
Human-computer Interfaces for disabled people and people with special needs
Augmented/virtual reality
Brain-computer interfaces
Security interfaces
Educational software/hardware
Ubiquitous computing
Industrial interfaces
Digital Libraries

The book will also include case studies on the following topics:

Prototypes for testing the usability of digital products
Formative and summative usability methods
Sustainable Human-Computer Interaction
Return on Investment (ROI) from usability
Usability of consumer products
Ethical issues and best practices on usability

Submission Procedure

Lecturers, researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or
before February 28, 2012, a 2-3 page case proposal clearly explaining
the mission and concerns of his or her proposed case. Authors of
accepted proposals will be notified by March 15, 2012 about the status
of their proposals and sent case guidelines. Full cases are expected
to be submitted by June 1, 2012. All submitted cases will be reviewed
on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to
serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published in 2013 by IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference”
(formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science
Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science
Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the
publisher, please visit

Editorial Advisory Board (currently updating)

Prof. Arthur Edwards, University of Colima, Mexico
Dr. Christian Sturm, German University in Cairo, Egypt
Prof. Mario A. Moreno Rocha, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca/HCI
Lab, Mexico
Prof. Pedro Santana, University of Colima, Mexico
Dr. Silvia Gabrielli, CREATE-NET, Italy
Dr. Simon Xu, Algoma University, Canada
Dr. Victor M. Gonzalez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico

Important Dates:
February 28, 2012:	 Proposal Submission Deadline
March 15, 2012:	         Notification of Acceptance
June 1, 2012:	         Full Case Submission
August 15, 2012:	 Review Result Returned
September 30, 2012:   Final Case Submission
October 15, 2012:	 Final deadline

Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:
Dr. Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz
Algoma University
Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Canada, P6A 2G4
Phone: 705-949-2301, ext. 4312
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