For an introductory, one-semester course in Usability Engineering. Written in an accessible, conversational style, this comprehensive introduction is crafted to support a project-based course emphasizing the development process. The authors provide detailed coverage of fundamentals without unnecessary depth or breadth, aiming to foster an understanding of the goals and process of usability engineering. Students gain valuable hands-on experience that will serve them in future careers.
Dr. Laura Leventhal is a professor of Computer Science at Bowling Green State University. She received her Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan. Her most recent research work focuses on cognitive issues in the use of interactive three-dimensional models. In particular, she has been exploring issues of object perception and mental transformation of virtual reality objects.