********** <User-Centered Web Development> by Dr. Jonathan Lazar *********
Dr. Jonathan Lazar’s recently published text <User-Centered Web
Development> is designed to guide readers through the process of designing
Web-based resources based on the needs of the user in a “No-Nonsense and
Clear Style.” Web sites are constantly being designed without considering
the needs of the users. As a result, the web site often fails to fulfill
its intended purpose.
*** Takes the reader from the initial idea of developing a web site,
through determining the mission of the web site, collecting the
requirements, designing the pages, performing usability testing, and
implementing and managing a web site.
*** Shows how to implement Lazar's design concepts in three case studies
spread throughout the book, a non-profit, an educational web site and
*** Designates separate chapters to the essential topics of Navigation
Design, Page Design, and Design for Multiple Browsers.
<User-Centered Web Development> is a useful resource for classes in web
design, human factors, human-computer interaction, and online communities
at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as for professionals
designing small- to medium-sized web sites for companies and other
For more information regarding this text, visit: http://webdesign.jbpub.com/
About the Author
Jonathan Lazar, Towson University
Dr. Jonathan Lazar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer
and Information Sciences, and an Affiliate Professor in the Center for
Applied Information Technology, both in the College of Science and
Mathematics at Towson University. Dr. Lazar earned his Ph.D. in Information
Systems at the University of Maryland. Dr. Lazar has a number of research
publications focusing on human-computer interaction issues in the Internet
environment. Specifically, he is interested in user error, user training,
user-centered design methods, electronic surveys, and web usability. Dr.
Lazar regularly teaches courses in Web Design, Human-Computer Interaction,
and Systems Analysis and Design. He has also taught courses in Management
Information Systems, Online Communities, and Database Management. Dr. Lazar
is interested in integrating community service with courses and research in
Information Systems. Dr. Lazar was named the Towson University Faculty
Advisor of the Year in May 2000.
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