UX for Beginners: A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Joel Marsh (@JoelMarsh) has been a professional designer for more than a decade. His work for disruptive startups and famous global brands like Absolute Vodka, Samsung, and McDonald’s, has affected more than half-a-billion people. He can also play drums pretty well, but that’s not very relevant for this book.
- ASIN : B01A64DFL0
- Publisher : O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (December 21, 2015)
- Publication date : December 21, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 5869 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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- Print length : 332 pages
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- Best Sellers Rank: #193,109 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It breaks down the process and major fields of UX in extremely digestible chunks, from information architecture to designing with data, with extremely helpful hints, tips, and advice along the way. It doesn't try to overwhelm the user or just slam you with knowledge over and over but actually feels like it was laid out in a concise, digestible fashion that's great for those who are just getting started. I've read quite a few UX books, and this one is actually something that I would recommend for beginners as it doesn't attempt to overwhelm you with unnecessary jargon, while also giving a comprehensive overview to the field.
My only complaint is that I do think some of the humor is overbearing, and sometimes I wish the author would cut the teenage-level humor and just move on to the point. Still, I give it 5 stars because I really do this is a valuable resource for UX beginners.
Remember:There is no such thing as the PERFECT UX, UX is not a recipe, UX is a process of invention and reinvention, This book helped me realize that.
The bad: Some lessons have more words than useful content and could easily be combined to make one useful lesson. The author adds in their personal feelings about certain things/trends/incidences where its neither useful or important to the story, its similar to being stuck listening to someone tell you how awesome they think they are when all you really want them to do is answer your question.
I stopped reading the fiction book I have started because I wanted to read this one as fast as I could - so much fun I had with all the topics and jokes and real life examples which still were entertaining. The joke about language selector in the footer of an infinitely scrollable page made me laugh out loud. Still there's a lesson in each and every one of those jokes.
I would definitely recommend it anyone who's curious about UX Design.
Great UX delivery is a GIANT combination of listening to issues, keen observation of good (so you can incorporate into your own) and bad (so you can avoid/address in yours) design, being able to look at things from a user's perspective (both conscious and subconscious), an investigation into the fundamental causes of underlying problems, a deep understanding of consumer psychology, and a desire to put these together in an elegantly simple package that takes care of problems, expectations, and needs.
Via the 5 main ingredients of UX, the book gets you started on the best foot and goes deeper into designing with user intuition, attention, behavior, interaction, consistency, and persuasion in mind.
Top reviews from other countries
Would recommend to any UX newbie.
The concepts are extremely brief and very easy to understand.
I hope the author makes a fortune :)