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The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experienceby Rex Hartson
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This is a comprehensive textbook on designing interaction to ensure a quality user experience. Combining breadth, depth, and practical applications, this book takes a time-tested process-and-guidelines approach that provides readers with actionable methods and techniques while retaining a firm grounding in HCI concepts and theory.
The authors will guide you through the UX lifecycle process, including contextual inquiry and analysis, requirements extraction, design ideation and creation, practical design production, prototyping, and UX evaluation. Development activities are linked via handoffs between stages as practitioners move through the process. The lifecycle template concept introduced in this book can be tailored to any project environment, from large enterprise system development to commercial products.
Students and practitioners alike will come away with knowledge and understanding of how to create and refine interaction designs to ensure a quality user experience.
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*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.
This is a comprehensive and practical textbook on user experience design. Combining breadth, depth, theoretical contexts, and practical applications, this book takes a practitioner's process-and-practice approach, but grounds it in research and theory. The authors will guide readers through the UX lifecycle from process to design infrastructure, exploring steps and topics like conceptual design, design production, design thinking, prototyping, and agile UX methods. Students and practitioners will come away with knowledge and an understanding of how to create and refine interaction designs and ensure a quality user experience.
Current HCI and User Experience (UX) books lack the breadth, depth, practical insights, and theoretical framwork that a new practitioner or consultant would need to get a whole-picture understanding of UX. Authors Hartson and Pyla combine their years of experience to guide readers through the UX lifecycle, from process to design infrastructure, exploring the important and necessary steps to ensure a quality user experience. By the end of the book, readers come away with knowledge and an understanding of how to create and refine interaction designs.
*Provides a robust ancillary package to enhance the UX learning experience. *Features real-world stories and contributions *Covers a range of applications for all kinds of interactions and devices
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