- Series: Voices That Matter
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (April 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321767535
- ISBN-13: 978-0321767530
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 164 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Susan Weinschenk has a Ph.D. in Psychology, and over 30 years of experience as a behavioral scientist, applying psychology to the design of communication and online interactions. She is a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, educational institutions, non-profits, and US government agencies. Susan is the founder of the Weinschenk Institute, LLC. She is a speaker and teacher, and has written several books, including How To Get People To Do Stuff, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People, 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, and Neuro Web Design: What makes them click? Susan writes two popular blogs: the Brain Wise blog at Psychology Today, and her own blog at her website: theteamw.com/blog.
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It covers a lot of material for things like memory, text, patterns, how people perceive shapes quickest, color-blindness . . . as I'm writing this I realize I'm missing dozens of other great and well-covered topics here.
It's not a book about how to design in any visual sense, but more a book on how to use your visual sense and adapt it to bring your designs to a wider audience.
If you're professional designer it WILL give you insight into things you might not have learned in the field.
I've applied many of these facts and techniques already and its given me a ton of insight I might have otherwise ignored.
So, here's another review giving it 5 stars.
In my opinion, it's worth twice the cost.
Overall it was an interesting and relaxing book to read that I finished in a few days.
If you are an instructional designer - you should buy this book! You're e-learning will be much more impactful when you're done.
Written in everyday language in short 1-page topics. Read one page, ready a dozen, read how many you have time for. With every reading you will definitely learn something that you'll put to use in your daily work projects.
Every editor, copywriter, graphic designer and web developer should keep this book handy — and should refer to it frequently.