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forUSE 2002 and forUSE 2003 brought together experts, practitioners, educators, and researchers from around the world to share their insights, ideas, and experiences. Now you can own the complete set of papers and presentations from both of these groundbreaking conferences for only $175. Order your copy by clicking here for fax order form (.PDF).

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Performance by Design: Proceedings of forUSE 2003, The Second International Conference on Usage-Centered Design. Edited by Larry Constantine.

 

The conference proceedings package for only $100 includes:

  •  Conference Proceedings professionally edited, 410-page perfect-bound book with 28 papers.
  •  Conference CD-ROM Presentations in PowerPoint and Acrobat, plus a searchable electronic copy of the Proceedings; nearly 100 megabytes of material.

Includes keynote address by Bill Buxton, plus contributions by Ivar Jacobson, Ron Jeffries, Josh Seiden, Jim Heumann, Jeff Patton, Lucy Lockwood, and more. Among topics covered are:

  • Designing for Breakthroughs in User Performance
  • Agile Usage-Centered Design
  • Persona-Based Reviews
  • Usability by Inspection .PDF (click to download 386K .PDF copy)
  • Use-Case Story Boards
  • Performance Support Through Usage-Centered Design
  • Agile Customer-Side Practices
  • and more...

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forUSE 2002 Proceedings of the First International Conference on Usage-Centered, Task-Centered, and Performance-Centered Design. Edited by Larry Constantine.

 

The conference proceedings package for only $100 includes:

  • Conference Proceedings a handsome, professionally edited, 484-page perfect-bound book with 36 chapters.
  • Conference CD-ROM Presentations in PowerPoint and Acrobat, plus a searchable electronic copy of the Proceedings; over 239 megabytes in all.

The leading edge in usage-centered design is covered by such leading experts as Gloria Gery, Karen Holtzblatt, Jim Hobart, Lucy Lockwood, Jeff Patton, and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock. Important papers and presentations included in the Conference Proceedings and accompanying CD cover a wide range of vital current topics, including:

  • Usage-Centered Design in XP and Agile Development
  • Usage-Centered Design and the Rational Unified Process
  • Designing Information Portals
  • Best Practices in Web Design (click to download 1MB .PDF copy)
  • Performance Support for Complex Problem-Solving
  • Usage-Centered Exploration to Speed Initial Design
  • The Role of Scenarios in Usage-Centered Design
  • Design Patterns for Web Transactional Systems
  • Handling Exceptions in Use Cases
  • Designers as Change Agents
  • From Essential Use Cases to Objects  (click to download 1.2M .PDF copy)

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Constantine, L. L., and Lockwood, L. A. D. Software for Use: A Practical Guide to the Essential Models and Methods of Usage-Centered Design. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1999.
 

Jolt Award for Product ExcellenceWe wrote it, and, yes, we're proud of it. The book won Software Development's coveted Jolt Award for Product Excellence as the best book of 1999. And, yes, it is a big book. We've taken our lumps for the length, but we wanted to live up to the title by providing a practical guide, a genuine handbook that would be enough for the reader to actually put usage-centered design into practice.

"The clearest, most thorough, and most practical explanation I have seen of use cases, scenarios, and their use in analysis and design." Joseph Seeley, Lead Interface Designer
 

"An ex-student of mine [asked] for recommendations of three good books to take with him when he leaves for his new job at a design company. ... If I had to recommend just one, I think it would be [Software for Use]." Adam Smith, Designer and Instructor in User Interface Design for New Media
 

"The top software book I have read in the last three years. It builds on decades of research and experience in user-interface design. ... This is a book that I highly recommend all software developers and their managers to read. The book is already a classic." Ivar Jacobson, coauthor of The Unified Software Development Process

Details or order from Amazon.comConstantine, L. L. (ed.) Beyond Chaos: The Expert Edge in Managing Software Development. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2001.

This compilation from the editor's long-running popular Management Forum in Software Development magazine brings together some of the best contemporary writing and thinking on the subject. You'll find thought-provoking insights and practical advice from such industry luminaries as Jim Highsmith, Norm Kerth, Steve McConnell, Meilir Page-Jones, Dave Thomas, Rob Thomsett, Karl Weigers, and Ed Yourdon, plus more than a dozen pieces by the editor. The collection has garnered high praise as a must read for managers and would-be managers.
 

Details or order from Amazon.comConstantine, L. L. The Peopleware Papers: Notes on the Human Side of Software. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.

This much-expanded update of a classic brings together all of the author's popular and highly regarded columns on peopleware along with other key writing on the human side of software and information technology. Included are the first published description of essential use cases and the storied "lost column" that never made it to press. About a third of the essays are focused on users, usability, and user interface design, and the rest range over the full gamut of management, organizational, and process issues in software development.
 

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