Recommended Reading List (Spring 2017)
As presently designed, the class has no specific required readings; all content required to complete the assignments, exams, and project is provided through the lecture material. However, we have set apart time in the course calendar for a little bit of reading each week. Some of you might choose to read some of the papers we discuss in the lectures. Others might choose to select one of the seminal books in human-computer interaction and read through it throughout the semester. No matter what you choose to do, we hope you’ll share what you find on the forums.
The following books are seminal HCI literature and could be read in parallel to any course material.
- The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
- The Inmates Are Running the Asylum by Alan Cooper
- Human-Computer Interaction by Alan Dix, Janet Finlay, Gregory Abowd, and Russell Beale
- Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction by Yvonne Rogers, Jelen Sharp, and Jenny Preece
- Designing with the Mind in Mind by Jeff Johnson
- Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research by Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, and Andrea Moed
- Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction by Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, and Harry Hochheiser
- Understanding Your Users: A Practical Guide to User Requirements Methods, Tools, and Techniques by Catherine Courage and Kathy Baxter
- Tools for Thought by Howard Rheingold
In addition to these books, there are several excellent readings that complement specific lessons or concepts from HCI. Many of these papers will be discussed during those lessons, but we have also provided a list of recommended papers and their corresponding lessons and topics. Where available, links go to the paper; if a link is not available, you should be able to locate the paper through the Georgia Tech library or, if noted, the Resources folder on T-Square.
There are also a number of high-quality courses offered by other instructors and institutions that may be of interest to further developing your knowledge of HCI.
- Intro to Design of Everyday Things from UC-San Diego’s Don Norman (on Udacity)
- Introduction to User Experience Design from Georgia Tech’s Rosa Arriaga (on Coursera)
- UX Design from the University of Michigan’s Mark Newman (on EdX)
- Interaction Design Specialization from UC-San Diego’s Scott Klemmer, Elizabeth Gerber, and Jason Wobbrock (on Coursera)
- UI Design Specialization from the University of Minnesota’s Lana Yarosh, Haiyi Zhu, Loren Terveen, Joseph Konstan, and Brent Hecht
- UX Design for Mobile Developers, Rapid Prototyping, and Product Design from Google (on Udacity)
- The Interaction Design Foundation, home to dozens of classes on interaction design