- Series: Voices That Matter
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: New Riders; 3 edition (January 3, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321965515
- ISBN-13: 978-0321965516
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,101 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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|A Pratical Guide to Simplicity||Master User Experience and Interaction Design from the Developer’s Perspective||Discover a Design Method that Starts with Content, Not Pixels||Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement||A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability|
|Title||Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design, Second Edition.||The Joy of UX.||Designing Connected Content.||Adaptive Web Design.||Don't Make Me Think, Revisited.|
|Core Concept||Think about design from the user’s perspective; make things feel simple to use.||For modern developers, UX expertise is indispensable. Without outstanding user experience, your software will fail.||Content created just once can be structured and connected to appear all over the place and be reused and remixed.||Understanding progressive enhancement will enable you to visualize experience as a continuum and craft interfaces that are capable of reaching more users while simultaneously costing less money to develop.||Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on Web design and usability.|
|What You Will Learn||Simplicity is a discipline that can be learned. This book shows you how–with humor, powerful examples, quotes, and case studies.||"Dave has done an excellent job of explaining what developers need to know about UX, in a complete but compact, easy-to-absorb, and implementable form.” - Steve Krug, Author of 'Don't Make Me Think'.||An end-to-end process for building a structured content framework and how to plan and design interfaces for mobile, desktop, voice, and beyond.||How to build elegant, functional websites that work anywhere, won’t break, are accessible by anyone—on any device—and are designed to work well into the future.||The principles of intuitive navigation and information design.|
|About the Author(s)||Giles Colborne helped create one of the world's first commercial websites. He is a former President of the UK Usability Professionals' Association and now sits on their Global Advisory Committee.||David S. Platt teaches Programming .NET at Harvard University Extension School and at companies all over the world. He was selected by Microsoft as one of their Software Legends.||Mike Atherton is a content strategist at Facebook and Carrie Hane is the founder of Tanzen, which provides content strategy consulting and training.||Aaron Gustrafson is group manager of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and serves as an Invited Expert to the World Wide Web Consortium's Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA).||Steve Krug is a highly respected usability consultant who has worked quietly for years for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, BarnesandNoble, Excite@Home, and Circle. 'Don't Make Me Think!' is the product of more than 10 years experience as a user advocate.|
About the Author
Steve Krug (pronounced "kroog") is best known as the author of Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, now in its second edition with over 350,000 copies in print. Ten years later, he finally gathered enough energy to write another one: the usability testing handbook Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems. The books were based on the 20+ years he's spent as a usability consultant for a wide variety of clients like Apple, Bloomberg.com, Lexus.com, NPR, the International Monetary Fund, and many others.
His consulting firm, Advanced Common Sense ("just me and a few well-placed mirrors") is based in Chestnut Hill, MA. Steve currently spends most of his time teaching usability workshops, consulting, and watching old episodes of Law and Order.
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Today we all live by the web, through smart phones and PCs, apps and websites, not to mention social networks that I personally have not yet discovered. The web and its usability is part of our common language, a new alphabet, grammar and syntax we have had to learn to live in our world and get along in our profession and free time. But if you met a person who was only able to speak and not read and write you would say he is an analphabet, the same is not true for a user of the web from whom no one expects she/he be able of composing or better designing a website or an app.
Presently, many domain professionals are willing to designing web content necessary for their specific necessities, but not yet able to do it by themselves and look for “primers” or “how to..” books to help them start or go pro in this activity.
“Don’t make met think” is I believe one of the basic books to learn from. Not only it is easy to read and very clear, but it is also funny, entertaining, full of useful information and at the same time systematic and complete.
Steven Krug is evidently a guru of web usability and he has reached the 3rd edition of his book that has filled the minds and hearts of thousands of computer people. It has been and is so popular I believe because it gets to the point of how to think before starting to design. In some ways it is almost a psychology text or better it uses a practical psychological approach to give simple directives to follow in order to keep on the right tract while carrying out design. It sidetracks into information on attention, the use of time, expert remarks on design and interfaces and also on how people actually think. A whole chapter is focused on ethics of web design: a web site should be a “mensche” or as we would say in Italian “un uomo d’onore”, a man of honor, and another on mobile applications with all their space related problems.
So, if you are a information technology specialist or if you are an amateur wanting to learn how to design an app or a website, this book is a good point to start from. Read it, love it and treasure its teachings.
I keep referring to this book throughout my learning and development as a UX Designer. I find myself re-reading certain sentences like this one: “Making every page or screen self-evident is like having good lighting in a store: it just makes everything seem better.” I like how the book is laid out as a series of tips. They are not these convoluted, complex ideas or concept models. As the title suggests, ‘Don't Make Me Think’ is really just rooted in good, common sense practices that can be applied to not only web design, but other areas of design as well.