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In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. Don't Make Me Think!
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.
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. Learn more about Amazon Prime. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Turn on 1-Click ordering for this browser. See All Buying Options. Unable to add item to List.
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You work in any department and wonder why you're at odds with the digital team. Especially those of you having to regularly defend your decisions to a business that cares not for UX This book needs updating more often, but the fact that it can get away with a once-a-decade refresh shows that wisdom is timeless. It shows that the user-centred approach wins out over pure design and copy flights of fancy, and capricious business whims, every time.
Was this review helpful to you? Even the author says that this book just states the bleedin' obvious and he's not wrong. But it articulates it well and prescribes practical ideas for what to do with that 'obvious'. If you produce any content or design that is seen by other people then you should read this book.
Even if you're already doing half of what it suggests, there will still be something in it of value. I can't believe I took so long to buy it! Why dont more web developers read it? Everything this book says is just common sense. When designing websites, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that people will actually be using your published work!
How many times have you been to a site only to think "where's the search box" or when entering some details into your online bank account and then press the "enter key" it doesn't login, it goes off to a "apply for a new savings account".
In these circumstances, your brain has to think about what has happened, leaving a negative impression in your mind. Not good if you're trying to sell something! When it comes to the web, first impressions count. Take Amazons new redesign for Amazon gets quite a lot of coverage in the book as an example of good design, so it's interesting that they have gone away from their old design, that's been around for about a decade.
I don't like the new look, because every time I use it I have to think whereas before it was intuitive. That's the whole point of "dont make me think". You should never have to think about how to use a web site.
It's quite small at pages. It's often reduced on Amazon so keep an eye out for a bargain. Highly recommended for all developers, even if you don't often do user interfaces. The advice can be applied to all interfaces and not just the web. This is the best book on the subject that I have ever read. It points out the very kinds of usability issues that I, as someone who has worked in this area of business, has tried and failed to make developers understand.
It is so full of logic and startling truth, I found myself yelling "yeah! To put it another way, if you think that it's focus on the obvious is, well, all too obvious for you to have not already noticed, then think again! If there is one book I would impore developers to read no matter what software they develop it would be this.
It should be mandatory reading. If everybody read it once. I firstly read it at the university and now I bought it. Despite of the old version of the book, this book is amazing. If everybody read it once, sucking powerpoint presentation, unwatchable websites and unusable objects would disappear from earth! I must say that I like this book a lot. As a software engineer, which creates both web and desktop apps, I gained a lot of valuable information.
Even though it's from , I definitely recommend it to anyone. It's very short relaxed pages , thus just a weekend reading, but very nice. I would really like a version from with some updates, but most of the things Krug talks about will never become outdated. Really easy to process book on usability. This is good for a quick read as its explained really really well. Try it on a train or plane for sure you will find it nice. There's no point is adding my voice to the many other positive reviews here.
It's a complete no-brainer that any one involved in web site build or maintentance - be they designer, developer or business stakeholder - should read and digest this book, not just once but on a regular basis. Shouldn't a book like this be built to withstand the regular handling that the content deserves? Or is just that I'm heavy-handed? See all reviews. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Most recent customer reviews.
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