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Paperback | $49.00 Short | £30.95 | ISBN: 9780262640220| 6 x 9 in | October 1987
 

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Using Computers

Human Factors in Information Systems

Overview

Industry veteran Raymond Nickerson provides an extensive introduction to the information technology revolution that is transforming industrial society. He focuses particularly on the study of person-computer interaction, noting how computers are affecting their users and society as a whole, and describes a variety of ways in which information technology is expected to develop in the foreseeable future.

Nickerson summarizes the development of information technology and discusses many of its applications—in farming, research, education and training, manufacturing, general management, retailing, defense, and elsewhere—that have already had a substantial impact on society. He reviews the human-factors research that has been done and is underway, with special attention to the physical and cognitive interface, including languages, conversational interactions, and the concepts of friendliness and usability.

A Bradford Book

About the Author

Raymond S. Nickerson is Senior Vice President of BBN Laboratories, a subsidiary of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.

Reviews

"This book provides the reader with a synthesis of what information technology is, what information technology is used for, and the future directions of the information age... [Nickerson] neither insults the intelligent reader nor confuses the inexperienced computer user."—Computing Reviews

Endorsements

"This book provides the reader with a synthesis of what information technology is, what information technology is used for, and the future directions of the information age... [Nickerson] neither insults the intelligent reader nor confuses the inexperienced computer user."
Computing Reviews