User-centered Design for the Web and Beyond

Author: Jesse James Garrett

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9780321683687

Category: Computers

Page: 172

View: 983

Provides an overview of the complexities of interactive Web design for non-designers, explaining the processes, methods, and vocabulary of user experience design.
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For user experience designers in the field or in the making

Author: Russ Unger,Carolyn Chandler

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132931729

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 9764

User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application that’s easily navigated and meets the needs of the site owner and its users. There’s a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, management skills, and business savvy. That’s where the updated edition of this important book comes in. With new information on design principles, mobile and gestural interactions, content strategy, remote research tools and more, you’ll learn to: Recognize the various roles in UX design, identify stakeholders, and enlist their support Obtain consensus from your team on project objectives Understand approaches such as Waterfall, Agile, and Lean UX Define the scope of your project and avoid mission creep Conduct user research in person or remotely, and document your findings Understand and communicate user behavior with personas Design and prototype your application or site Plan for development, product rollout, and ongoing quality assurance
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How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services

Author: Kim Goodwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079884

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 1158

Whether you’re designing consumer electronics, medical devices, enterprise Web apps, or new ways to check out at the supermarket, today’s digitally-enabled products and services provide both great opportunities to deliver compelling user experiences and great risks of driving your customers crazy with complicated, confusing technology. Designing successful products and services in the digital age requires a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in interaction design, visual design, industrial design, and other disciplines. It also takes the ability to come up with the big ideas that make a desirable product or service, as well as the skill and perseverance to execute on the thousand small ideas that get your design into the hands of users. It requires expertise in project management, user research, and consensus-building. This comprehensive, full-color volume addresses all of these and more with detailed how-to information, real-life examples, and exercises. Topics include assembling a design team, planning and conducting user research, analyzing your data and turning it into personas, using scenarios to drive requirements definition and design, collaborating in design meetings, evaluating and iterating your design, and documenting finished design in a way that works for engineers and stakeholders alike.
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A Developer's Guide to Building User-Friendly Applications

Author: Travis Lowdermilk

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449359809

Category: Computers

Page: 135

View: 449

Looks at the application design process, describing how to create user-friendly applications.
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Author: Giles Colborne

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0321714156

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 1160

In a complex world, products that are easy to use win favor with consumers. This is the first book on the topic of simplicity aimed specifically at interaction designers. It shows how to drill down and simplify user experiences when designing digital tools and applications. It begins by explaining why simplicity is attractive, explores the laws of simplicity, and presents proven strategies for achieving simplicity. Remove, hide, organize and displace become guidelines for designers, who learn simplicity by seeing before and after examples and case studies where the results speak for themselves.
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Filling in the Blanks

Author: Luke Wroblewski

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 9781933820255

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 7968

Forms make or break the most crucial online interactions: checkout (commerce), registration (community), data input (participation and sharing), and any task requiring information entry. In Web Form Design, Luke Wroblewski draws on original research, his considerable experience at Yahoo! and eBay, and the perspectives of many of the field's leading designers to show you everything you need to know about designing effective and engaging Web forms.
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A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133597261

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 6161

Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read. If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites. “After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.” –Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
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A Research and Design Survival Guide

Author: Leah Buley

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820896

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 6789

The User Experience Team of One prescribes a range of approaches that have big impact and take less time and fewer resources than the standard lineup of UX deliverables. Whether you want to cross over into user experience or you're a seasoned practitioner trying to drag your organization forward, this book gives you tools and insight for doing more with less.
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Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences

Author: Jesmond Allen,James Chudley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470970626

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 2514

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Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures, and Sound

Author: Lynda Felder

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0321794435

Category: Computers

Page: 181

View: 7515

With Writing for the Web, you'll learn everything you need to know to create effective Web content using words, pictures, and sound. Follow along as instructor and writer Lynda Felder combines easy-to-follow guidelines with photographs, lists, and tables to illustrate the key concepts behind writing nonlinear, interactive stories; creating succinct and clear copy; and working compelling images, motion graphics, and sound into your content. Many books offer instruction on how to use software programs to build Web sites, podcasts, and illustrations. But only Writing for the Web explains when and why an author might choose an illustration over a photograph, motion graphics over text, or a slice of Beethoven's Fifth over the sound of a bubbling brook. Focusing on storytelling techniques that work best for digital media, this book describes the essential skills and tools in a Web author's toolbox, including a thorough understanding of grammar and style, a critical eye for photography, and an ear for just the right sound byte for a podcast. This clearly written guide provides a fun and practical approach to Web writing that busy students and writers will be eager to learn and explore. Uses concise, straight-to-the-point style to illustrate techniques for writing sharp and focused Web copy, coupled with compelling visuals and sound Focuses on writing practices and guidelines, with exercises and prompts developed and tested by the author Features clear design, with plenty of pictures and visual elements, and a friendly and knowledgeable voice Take your learning even further with Lynda's companion book: The Web Writer's Toolkit: 365 prompts, collaborative exercises, games, and challenges for effective online content. For more tips, exercises, and suggestions for teachers, check out the book's Web site at www.write4web.com.
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A Practical Guide for Creating Useful UX Documentation

Author: Richard Caddick,Steve Cable

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119972043

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 4467

A clear and focused guide to creating useful user experience documentation As web sites and applications become richer and more complex, the user experience (UX) becomes critical to their success. This indispensible and full-color book provides practical guidance on this growing field and shares valuable UX advice that you can put into practice immediately on your own projects. The authors examine why UX is gaining so much interest from web designers, graduates, and career changers and looks at the new UX tools and ideas that can help you do your job better. In addition, you'll benefit from the unique insight the authors provide from their experiences of working with some of the world's best-known companies, learning how to take ideas from business requirements, user research, and documentation to create and develop your UX vision. Explains how to create documentation that clearly communicates the vision for the UX design and the blueprint for how it's going to be developed Provides practical guidance that you can put to work right away on their own projects Looks at the new UX tools and ideas that are born every day, aimed at helping you do your job better and more efficiently Covers a variety of topics including user journeys, task models, funnel diagrams, content audits, sitemaps, wireframes, interactive prototypes, and more Communicating the User Experience is an ideal resource for getting started with creating UX documentation.
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The Essentials of Interaction Design

Author: Alan Cooper,Robert Reimann,David Cronin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079159

Category: Computers

Page: 648

View: 4433

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Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience

Author: Rex Hartson,Pardha S. Pyla

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123852420

Category: Computers

Page: 968

View: 8657

The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience aims to help readers learn how to create and refine interaction designs that ensure a quality user experience (UX). The book seeks to expand the concept of traditional usability to a broader notion of user experience; to provide a hands-on, practical guide to best practices and established principles in a UX lifecycle; and to describe a pragmatic process for managing the overall development effort. The book provides an iterative and evaluation-centered UX lifecycle template, called the Wheel, for interaction design. Key concepts discussed include contextual inquiry and analysis; extracting interaction design requirements; constructing design-informing models; design production; UX goals, metrics, and targets; prototyping; UX evaluation; the interaction cycle and the user action framework; and UX design guidelines. This book will be useful to anyone interested in learning more about creating interaction designs to ensure a quality user experience. These include interaction designers, graphic designers, usability analysts, software engineers, programmers, systems analysts, software quality-assurance specialists, human factors engineers, cognitive psychologists, cosmic psychics, trainers, technical writers, documentation specialists, marketing personnel, and project managers. A very broad approach to user experience through its components—usability, usefulness, and emotional impact with special attention to lightweight methods such as rapid UX evaluation techniques and an agile UX development process Universal applicability of processes, principles, and guidelines—not just for GUIs and the Web, but for all kinds of interaction and devices: embodied interaction, mobile devices, ATMs, refrigerators, and elevator controls, and even highway signage Extensive design guidelines applied in the context of the various kinds of affordances necessary to support all aspects of interaction Real-world stories and contributions from accomplished UX practitioners A practical guide to best practices and established principles in UX A lifecycle template that can be instantiated and tailored to a given project, for a given type of system development, on a given budget
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Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences

Author: Stephen P. Anderson

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9780321725523

Category: Computers

Page: 223

View: 1571

Provides information on creating an effective Web site based on the stages of seduction and looks at the motivations of the site's users.
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Author: Debbie Stone,Caroline Jarrett,Mark Woodroffe,Shailey Minocha

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080520322

Category: Computers

Page: 704

View: 7105

User Interface Design and Evaluation provides an overview of the user-centered design field. It illustrates the benefits of a user-centered approach to the design of software, computer systems, and websites. The book provides clear and practical discussions of requirements gathering, developing interaction design from user requirements, and user interface evaluation. The book's coverage includes established HCI topics—for example, visibility, affordance, feedback, metaphors, mental models, and the like—combined with practical guidelines for contemporary designs and current trends, which makes for a winning combination. It provides a clear presentation of ideas, illustrations of concepts, using real-world applications. This book will help readers develop all the skills necessary for iterative user-centered design, and provides a firm foundation for user interface design and evaluation on which to build. It is ideal for seasoned professionals in user interface design and usability engineering (looking for new tools with which to expand their knowledge); new people who enter the HCI field with no prior educational experience; and software developers, web application developers, and information appliance designers who need to know more about interaction design and evaluation. Co-published by the Open University, UK. Covers the design of graphical user interfaces, web sites, and interfaces for embedded systems. Full color production, with activities, projects, hundreds of illustrations, and industrial applications.
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Learn how to Do Great UX Work with Tiny Budgets, No Time, and Limited Support

Author: Cennydd Bowles,James Box

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9780321719904

Category: Computers

Page: 183

View: 3064

Once You Catch The User Experience Bug, the world changes. Doors open the wrong way, websites don't work, and companies don't seem to care. And while anyone can learn the UX remedies---usability testing, personas, prototyping and so on---unless your organization "gets it," putting them into practice is trickier. Undercover User Experience is a pragmatic guide from the front lines, giving frank advice on making UX work in real companies with real problems. Readers will learn how to fit research, idea generation, prototyping and testing into their daily workflow, and how to design good user experiences under the all-too-common constraints of time, budget and culture. "A wonderful, proctical, yet subversive book. Cennydd and James teach you the subtle art of fighting for---and then designing for---users in a hostile world."---Joshua Porter, co-founder Performable and co-creator of 52 weeksofUX. com
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UX for the Consumer Internet of Things

Author: Claire Rowland,Elizabeth Goodman,Martin Charlier,Ann Light,Alfred Lui

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449372724

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 726

View: 665

Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design. This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products delivers sound advice for working with cross-device interactions and the complex ecosystems inherent in IoT technology.
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Developing for a Multitude of Devices

Author: Wolfram Nagel

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128027509

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 8725

People today use technology on different devices in different locations. Users expect to access information on all relevant screens and across multiple channels through smartphones, tablets, laptops/desktops, smart (internet-connected) TVs, and other devices, such as smartwatches for example. Multiscreen is no longer a nice add-on, it’s a requirement. In this environment, user experience needs to cater to multiple devices. This book provides a holistic approach that will help UX professionals to offer a hands-on guide for UX design across multiple screens. It presents an opportunity to learn how to cater designs for customers. Readers will find patterns, strategies, examples and case studies, methodologies, and insights to help inspire them to develop a viable strategy for their own digital products and services. UX professionals will walk through important elements of multiscreen UX: Investigating the devices and their capabilities Understanding the users and their capabilities Considering the context in which users use these devices Navigating next generation information experiences and the future of content management Designing content and UI architecture for multiscreen projects A hands-on, practical guide to UX design for how users approach content – across more than one screen at a time Discusses devices, users, and their practices Includes best practices, real-world examples, and tips and tricks A preface written by Scott Jenson
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Author: Saul Greenberg,Sheelagh Carpendale,Nicolai Marquardt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123819598

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 2582

In Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook, you will learn, through step-by-step instructions and exercises, various sketching methods that will let you express your design ideas about user experiences across time. Collectively, these methods will be your sketching repertoire: a toolkit where you can choose the method most appropriate for developing your ideas, which will help you cultivate a culture of experience-based design and critique in your workplace. Features standalone modules detailing methods and exercises for practitioners who want to learn and develop their sketching skills Extremely practical, with illustrated examples detailing all steps on how to do a method Excellent for individual learning, for classrooms, and for a team that wants to develop a culture of design practice Perfect complement to Buxton's Sketching User Experience or any UX text
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A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321648781

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 1977

Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day. In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike. Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Three New Chapters! Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site. After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book. In this second edition, Steve Krug adds essential ammunition for those whose bosses, clients, stakeholders, and marketing managers insist on doing the wrong thing. If you design, write, program, own, or manage Web sites, you must read this book." -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards
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