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Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Circle.Com Library)

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Publisher Comments:

People won't use your web site if they can't find their way around it. Whether you call it usability, ease-of-use, or just good design, companies staking their fortunes and their futures on their Web sites are starting to recognize that it's a bottom-line issue. In Don't Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug distills his years of experience and observation into clear, practical--and often amusing--common sense advice for the people in the trenches (the designers, programmers, writers, editors, and Webmasters), the people who tell them what to do (project managers, business planners, and marketing people), and even the people who sign the checks.

Krug's clearly explained, easily absorbed principles will help you sleep better at night knowing that all the hard work going into your site is producing something that people will actually want to use.

Book News Annotation:

Krug, a usability consultant who has worked for companies like Apple and Netscape, offers sharp observations, a healthy dash of humor, and straightforward solutions to fundamental Web design problems. He shows how to design pages for scanning, how to eliminate needless words, how to design a home page, and how to streamline design for user navigation. He also reveals why most Web design team arguments about usability are a waste of time, and tells how to avoid them. Includes color examples from all types of Web sites on every page.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Provides answers to questions about the right way to design web sites by focusing on usability issues. This handbook presents principles that should be kept in mind when evaluating site usability and are based on user research.

Synopsis:

People won't use your web site if they can't find their way around it. Whether you call it usability, ease-of-use, or just good design, companies staking their fortunes and their futures on their Web sites are starting to recognize that it's a bottom-line issue. In Don't Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug distills his years of experience and observation into clear, practical--and often amusing--common sense advice for the people in the trenches (the designers, programmers, writers, editors, and Webmasters), the people who tell them what to do (project managers, business planners, and marketing people), and even the people who sign the checks.

Krug's clearly explained, easily absorbed principles will help you sleep better at night knowing that all the hard work going into your site is producing something that people will actually want to use.

About the Author

Steve Krug is a usability consultant who has more than 15 years of experience as a user advocate for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, Lexus, and others. Based in part on the success of the first edition of Don’t Make Me Think, he has become a highly sought-after speaker on usability design.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Roger Black.

Introduction.

I. GUIDING PRINCIPLES.

 1. Don't Make Me Think!

 2. How We Really Use the Web.

 3. Billboard Design 101.

 4. Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?

 5. Omit Needless Words.

II. THINGS YOU NEED TO GET RIGHT.

 6. Street Signs and Breadcrumbs.

 7. The First Step in Recovery is Admitting That the Home Page is Beyond Your Control.

III. MAKING SURE YOU GOT THEM RIGHT.

 8. “The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends.”

 9. Usability Testing on 10 Cents a Day.

10. Usability Testing: The Movie.

11. On Not Throwing the Baby out With the Dishes.

APPENDIXES.

Recommended Reading.

Acknowledgments.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789723109
Foreword:
Black, Roger
Author:
Black, Roger
Author:
Krug, Steve
Publisher:
New Riders
Location:
Indianapolis, Ind.
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Web sites
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Information Storage & Retrieval
Subject:
Web site development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Circle.Com Library
Series Volume:
RG 93
Publication Date:
20050818
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.43 in 463 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Provides answers to questions about the right way to design web sites by focusing on usability issues. This handbook presents principles that should be kept in mind when evaluating site usability and are based on user research.
"Synopsis" by , People won't use your web site if they can't find their way around it. Whether you call it usability, ease-of-use, or just good design, companies staking their fortunes and their futures on their Web sites are starting to recognize that it's a bottom-line issue. In Don't Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug distills his years of experience and observation into clear, practical--and often amusing--common sense advice for the people in the trenches (the designers, programmers, writers, editors, and Webmasters), the people who tell them what to do (project managers, business planners, and marketing people), and even the people who sign the checks.

Krug's clearly explained, easily absorbed principles will help you sleep better at night knowing that all the hard work going into your site is producing something that people will actually want to use.

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