What are the journals/conferences in this field?


From: Gary Perlman <perlman@cis.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 14:21:24 -0500

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From: Jakob Nielsen <nielsen@bellcore.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 1994 22:10:41 GMT

The answer to this question can be found by checking the bibliographies in any of several popular textbooks. Here is the list from one such book with a focus on usability engineering:

The most important journals in the field of human-computer interaction are the following:

* ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), published by the Association for Computing Machinery. This journal will probably be dominated by long in-depth papers reporting on major projects. Also, the computer science aspects of user interfaces may get more coverage than psychological and practical aspects.

* Behaviour & Information Technology (ISSN 0144-929X), published by Taylor & Francis. This journal is a good source for reports on empirical studies of various aspects of user interfaces. Issue 1&2 in 1994 was a special double issue on usability laboratories, providing detailed coverage of a range of laboratories and practical usability methods.

* Human-Computer Interaction (ISSN 0737-0024), published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. This journal is dominated by long, somewhat academic papers with a bias in favor of psychological studies.

* Interacting with Computers (ISSN 0953-5438), published by Butterworth-Heinemann in cooperation with the British Computer Society's specialist group on Human-Computer Interaction. This journal tends to have a fair number of conceptual papers and discussion pieces.

* International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (ISSN 1044-7318), published by Ablex. This journal tends to have a broad perspective, with coverage of issues like occupational stress and organizational factors related to the use of computers.

* International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (ISSN 1071-5819), published by Academic Press. This journal is the oldest in the field (founded 1969) and was called International Journal of Man-Machine Studies (ISSN 1070-5819) until 1993. It publishes a mix of conceptual dialogue-analyses and empirical studies.

Furthermore, since 1994, the ACM has published a magazine sponsored by SIGCHI called interactions (ISSN 1072-5520). This publication seems to be the most important publication for practicing user interface designers and developers in industry.

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Human Factors journal (ISSN 0018-7208) contains some papers on computer-human interaction in addition to papers on other types of human factors and is especially valuable for hardware ergonomics issues. The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society also publishes a magazine called Ergonomics in Design: The Magazine of Human Factors Applications (ISSN 1064-8046). This magazine includes coverage of industry-specific design issues for industries like aerospace, insurance, automobiles, medicine, and energy, as well as articles about broader applications. The Information Design Journal (ISSN 0142-5471) often has articles relevant to the design of screens, printouts, and documentation.

The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI) publishes a quarterly magazine, SIGCHI Bulletin, which is an important source of information about current events in the field as it has a much shorter production cycle than the journals mentioned above. In fact, the SIGCHI Bulletin is probably the one publication to read on a regular basis for conference announcements and trip reports, updates on the standards committees, book reviews, and similar news. Furthermore, the Usability Professionals Association (see page 165) publishes a newsletter called Common Ground four times per year with coverage of usability testing issues.

From: Gary Perlman <perlman@cis.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 May 1994 18:16:17 -0400

It might be worth mentioning that all of the above (except the HF Journal, for now) are covered in their entirety in the HCI Bibliography, along with a pointer to (G-3)

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