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5.0 out of 5 stars The meta-web development communication book, December 2, 2006
This review is from: Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning (Paperback)
Dan Brown did it. I never imagined someone would pull it off, but he came up with a meta-web development communication book, a book about the process of putting together user needs, strategy and web design documents. In these three categories, he covers the ten web site communication deliverables he considers to be of most value, taking the reader through a structure that will help in the process of conception, construction, presentation to others and context.

I found the concept of Personas he introduced very interesting (and innovative in the web development space) and later picked up a book that specialized on the topic ("The User Is Always Right" by Steve Mulder and Ziv Yaar) to learn more about it. In terms of the rest of the concepts he introduced, if you are a seasoned web producer/development specialist, you may not find most of them to be new, but seeing the whole package in front of you will be useful and refresh items you know to be of importance. If you are becoming acquainted with this area, the book will become a permanent reference you will want to take with you at all times along with "Web Project Management: Delivering Successful Commercial Web Sites" by Ashley Friedlein.
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Initial post: Aug 2, 2007 8:08:39 AM PDT
Rafa says:
Just to mention that the concept of Personas was introduced by Allan Cooper in 1999, in the book "The Inmates are Running the Asylum". I have no idea if the author of this book gives the reference, but it shocked me reading your comment that Personas had been "introduced" in this book.

Anyway, I'm adding this book to my whishlist.'

PS: The book from Cooper is actually almost useless from a practical point of view, specially when trying to implement Personas. "About Face", and "The Persona Lifecycle" deepen a bit more into that. I think what I read from "The User Is Always Right" was also OK.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 8:37:22 AM PST
Yeah, I read that comment and immediately realized this book isn't for me.

Personas are so integral to figuring out the strategy of any project. It's basically a fancy word for an example of someone in your target market.

How could you be developing websites and not at the most rudimentary level consider the needs of your users. Creating personas to explain that is the novel idea, but the concept should feel familiar if this has been your career.
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