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********** <User-Centered Web Development> by Dr. Jonathan Lazar
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Dr. Jonathan Lazar's recently published text <User-Centered Web
Development> is designed to guide readers through the process of
Development> 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.

This text...

*** 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
Eastman Kodak.

*** 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 organizations.

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.

For more information on the author, visit:
http://triton.towson.edu/~jlazar/index.html