4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent read to improve your knowledge about usability,
This review is from: Designed for Use: Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web (Paperback)
The range of methods and tips Lukas Mathis offers in his book are truly high level. They reach from design to testing and all the way to gathering valuable user data. Each chapter will improve the creation of any kind of digital user interface in any state of the process.
No matter whether your project is a website, a digital interface for a communication device, or some kind of CRM-Software, to name just a few - and no matter if you are a designer or a programming pro - you will take big profit from «Designed for Use».
I do not come from the technology side (I'm a graphic designer) and still I read the book in one go. Not all the chapters did have the same level of relevance for my work, but the cleverness contained within definitely helped me to increase my overall awareness towards user experience.
Not to read this book also means to ignore a lot of insights Lukas collected over the years by writing for his expert blog.
Go ahead, do yourself a favor and improve your usability skills by a mile or two.