Smashing UX Design

Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences

Author: Jesmond Allen,James Chudley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097043X

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Smashing UX Design

Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences

Author: Jesmond Allen,James Chudley

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470666852

Category: Computers

Page: 446

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The ultimate guide to UX from the world’s most popular resource for web designers and developers Smashing Magazine is the world′s most popular resource for web designers and developers and with this book the authors provide the ideal resource for mastering User Experience Design (UX). The authors provide an overview of UX and User Centred Design and examine in detail sixteen of the most common UX design and research tools and techniques for your web projects. The authors share their top tips from their collective 30 years of working in UX including: Guides to when and how to use the most appropriate UX research and design techniques such as usability testing, prototyping, wire framing, sketching, information architecture & running workshops How to plan UX projects to suit different budgets, time constraints and business objectives Case studies from real UX projects that explain how particular techniques were used to achieve the client's goals Checklists to help you choose the right UX tools and techniques for the job in hand Typical user and business requirements to consider when designing business critical pages such as homepages, forms, product pages and mobile interfaces as well as explanations of key things to consider when designing for mobile, internationalization and behavioural change. Smashing UX Design is the complete UX reference manual. Treat it as the UX expert on your bookshelf that you can read from cover-to-cover, or to dip into as the need arises, regardless of whether you have 'UX' in your job title or not.

Successful Freelancing for Web Designers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075052

Category:

Page: 263

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It didn't work out as you expected, did it? The freelancing life was supposed to give you more time with the family and free you from that incompetent boss. You even assumed you would be better off financially. Instead, you are working longer hours and are under constant stress, worrying about various aspects of your business. It has to stop. If you are thinking of freelancing or are close to surrendering to your workload, then this eBook (eBook#2) will be a treasure chest for you. Realizing that you have made the same mistakes as many before you can be a relief. Read up on how to pitch like a pro and handle your finances properly. Get precious tips on a key issue in freelancing: communication with clients and partners. Compelling marketing strategies will brighten your future, win contracts and make your business profitable. This eBook proves that the hand picked content within, culled from the past two years on Smashing Magazine, makes even more sense when put into context. It has been worth a pot of gold to all those who have already read it. So, make your freelance business successful with minimal investment! TABLE OF CONTENTS - Basic Skill Of Freelance Web Designers - Communication with Clients & Partners - Marketing - Convincing Strategies For Freelancers - Contracts & Pricing

Lean UX

Mit der Lean-Methode zu besserer User Experience

Author: Jeff Gothelf,Josh Seiden

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958451616

Category:

Page: 208

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- Lean UX effektiv im Unternehmen implementieren - Vorhandene Strukturen anpassen und interdisziplinäre Teams bilden - Mit Lean UX schlanke und schnell lieferbare Produktversionen erstellen Der Lean-UX-Ansatz für das Interaction Design ist wie geschaffen für die webdominierte Realität von heute. Jeff Gothelf, Pionier und führender Experte für Lean UX, erläutert in diesem Buch die zentralen Prinzipien, Taktiken und Techniken dieser Entwicklungsmethode von Grund auf – das Experimentieren mit Designideen in schneller Abfolge, die Validierung mithilfe echter Nutzer und die kontinuierliche Anpassung Ihres Designs anhand der neu hinzugewonnenen Erkenntnisse. In Anlehnung an die Theorien des Lean Developments und anderer agiler Entwicklungsmethoden gestattet Ihnen Lean UX, sich auf das Designen der eigentlichen User Experience statt auf die Deliverables zu konzentrieren. Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie eng mit anderen Mitgliedern des Produktteams zusammenarbeiten sowie frühzeitige und häufige Nutzerfeedbacks realisieren können. Außerdem erfahren Sie, wie sich der Designprozess in kurzen, iterativen Zyklen vorantreiben lässt, um herauszufinden, was sowohl in geschäftlicher Hinsicht als auch aus Sicht der Nutzer am besten funktioniert. Lean UX weist Ihnen den Weg, wie Sie dieses Umdenken in Ihrem Unternehmen herbeiführen können – eine Wendung zum Besseren. - Visualisieren Sie das Problem, das Sie zu lösen versuchen, und fokussieren Sie Ihr Team auf die »richtigen« Ergebnisse - Vermitteln Sie dem gesamten Produktteam das Designer Toolkit - Lassen Sie Ihr Team sehr viel früher als üblich an Ihren Erkenntnissen teilhaben - Erstellen Sie MVPs (Minimum Viable Products), um in Erfahrung zu bringen, welche Ideen und Konzepte funktionieren - Beziehen Sie die »Stimme des Kunden« in den gesamten Projektzyklus mit ein - Kombinieren Sie Lean UX mit dem agilen Scrum-Framework und steigern Sie so die Produktivität Ihres Teams - Setzen Sie sich mit den organisatorischen Veränderungen auseinander, die zur Anwendung und Integration der Lean-UX-Methode erforderlich sind

Don't make me think!

Web & Mobile Usability: Das intuitive Web

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958457665

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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User Experience Design

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075230

Category:

Page: N.A

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User Experience (UX) can be strongly influenced by behavioral factors such as emotions, beliefs, preferences and even cultural backgrounds. Being aware of this, Web designers keep developing strategies to improve the overall UX with the help of storytelling, tools for problem solving, relationship engineering and costumer service improvement. This Smashing eBook User Experience Design provides you with insights on how to improve your website based on the most important UX principles. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed - Design Is About Solving Problems - A Design Is Only As Deep As It Is Usable - Designing The Well Tempered Web - Better User Experience With Storytelling Part 1 - Better User Experience With Storytelling Part 2 - Relationship Engineering Part 1 - Relationship Engineering Part 2 - Taking A Customer From Like To Love: The UX Of Long Term Relationships - Idiots, Drama Queens And Scammers: Improving Customer Service with UX

UX Design Process

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075583

Category: User interfaces (Computer systems)

Page: N.A

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UX design isn’t a new field. But sometimes new approaches lead to new perspectives. In this book, you’ll learn how lean UX has made the whole discipline more approachable and attractive to startups, and you’ll see that UX issues aren’t just a quick fix, but should also address big-picture issues. Sometimes, the solution to a problem is just to fix a broken UX. At other times, you need to constantly fine-tune in order to keep up with changing demands. You’ll also explore wireframing techniques, research planning and design bias. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Interaction Design In The Cloud - Lean Startup Is Great UX Packaging - Fitting Big-Picture UX Into Agile Development - You Already Know How To Use It - Fixing A Broken User Experience - Beyond Wireframing: The Real-Life UX Design Process - Stop Redesigning And Start Tuning Your Site Instead - Designer Myopia: How To Stop Designing For Ourselves - The UX Research Plan That Stakeholders Love

re:touch

Author: Caroline Amaba

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105275701

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries

A LITA Guide

Author: Amanda L. Goodman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555709680

Category: Computers

Page: 228

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WordPress is free software that allows you to build a website with no coding experience required-- but you supply the work that makes the site great. Goodman introduces you to building a website that will achieve your library's goals and objectives.

Essentials Of Mobile Design

Not Your Parent's Mobile Phone: UX Design Guidelines For Smartphones

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075427

Category:

Page: N.A

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Designing for Mobile can be very complex: it requires many skills such as programming, usability, typography, creating applications. all of this without forgetting the necessary ingredient of visual appeal. This eBook: Essentials of Mobile Design, will give you an overview of the basic features you need to know for designing beautiful and useful Mobile interfaces and apps. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1) Not Your Parents Mobile Phone: UX Design Guidelines For Smartphones 2) Why We Shouldnt Make Separate Mobile Websites 3) How To Build A Mobile Website 4) Making It A Mobile Web App 5) A Study Of Trends In Mobile Design 6) How To Market Your Mobile Application 7) A Foot On The Bottom Rung: First Forays Into Responsive Web Development 8) From Monitor To Mobile: Optimizing Email Newsletters With CSS 9) How To Use CSS3 Media Queries To Create a Mobile Version of Your Website 10) Creating Mobile Optimized Websites Using WordPress

Rethinking UX

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3944540492

Category: Electronic books

Page: 62

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In "Rethinking UX", various UX professionals share their lessons learned and provide practical advice from their very own personal experience. The eBook is packed with interesting thoughts and concepts that let us reflect on our own practices. Every designer has their own user research techniques and strategies, but leaving the office and talking to people on the streets can foster innovation even more as any thought-out strategy ever could. Is empathy possibly the best guarantor for great UX? Overcoming traditional patterns and designing with a new type of user in mind is among the many topics of this eBook. Of course, you can also get your hands on some future scenarios. The Smashing authors dare to sneak a peak at some new challenges that we could face with the rise of innovative technologies such as Google Glass and Leap Motion, and explore how we can embrace entirely gesture-driven interfaces today. This eBook is a springboard for developing a new perspective and for creating future-proof user experiences. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Thirteen Tenets Of User Experience Design - Improving Your Website Usability Test - Designing For The Multifaceted User - 50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation - Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface - What Leap Motion And Google Glass Mean For Future User Experience

Designing Better UX

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3944540522

Category: Electronic books

Page: 94

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Even the most thought-out and best-planned user experience can get lost when attention to certain details falls short. To raise awareness for those little things that add up to an ideal user experience, we have put together "Designing Better UX". The practical approaches for designing better UX cover mobile apps, adaptive systems, and multi-screen experiences. The eBook is packed with in-depth tips and tricks shared by experts from the industry. They consider the importance of straightforward yet personal microcopy, explore the strengths and weaknesses of infinite scrolling, and take a look at how well-crafted feedback loops can influence a user's behavior. Once we decide to create a well-balanced experience, all of the covered aspects in this eBook have to be thoroughly considered, i.e. when is the user experience fostered and when is it curbed? If you've been looking for a valuable resource for your daily UX routine, you can now stop searching. TABLE OF CONTENTS - When You Shouldn't Use Fitt's Law To Measure User Experience - Five Ways To Prevent Bad Microcopy - Infinite Scrolling: Let's Get To The Bottom Of This - Designing Great Feedback Loops - Sketching For Better Mobile Experiences - Converting Our Stories Into Multi-Screen Experiences - Creating An Adaptive System To Enhance UX

Mobile Usability

Author: Jakob Nielsen,Raluca Budiu

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826695712

Category: Computers

Page: 236

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Für iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Designs für kleine Displays optimal gestalten Texte für die mobile Nutzung verfassen und Inhalte strukturieren Einfache Navigationen für Smartphones und Tablets Die Erstellung von mobilen Websites und Apps ist ein ständiger Spagat zwischen der Bereitstellung von Inhalten und der Darstellung auf kleinen Displays. Reduzierte Inhalte, einfache Navigationsmöglichkeiten, Optimierung des Designs bei langsamen Übertragungsgeschwindigkeiten – mit diesen Herausforderungen ist jeder Entwickler konfrontiert. Wie entwirft man die besten Websites und Apps für moderne Smartphone- und Tablet-Nutzer? Der Bestseller-Autor Jakob Nielsen und seine Co-Autorin Raluca Budiu gehen dieser Frage nach und untersuchen in diesem Buch die wichtigsten Aspekte guter Mobile Usability. So erfahren Sie anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, wie Sie eine gelungene Navigation sowie passende Designs und Textinhalte für mobile Geräte entwerfen und dabei die User Experience mit Blick auf das mobile Nutzungsverhalten optimal berücksichtigen. Die dargestellten Methoden basieren auf Erkenntnissen aus internationalen Studien, die anhand zahlreicher Usability-Tests durchgeführt wurden. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Designer und Softwareentwickler, aber ebenso an Texter, Redakteure, Produktmanager und Marketing-Mitarbeiter. Sowohl Einsteiger als auch erfahrene Mobile-Usability-Veteranen erhalten wertvolle Hinweise und Tipps. Dr. Jakob Nielsen ist Mitgründer und Leiter der Nielsen Norman Group. Zudem begründete er auch die »Discount Usability Engineering«-Bewegung, die sich in erster Linie mit schnellen und effizienten Methoden zur Qualitätsverbesserung von Benutzeroberflächen beschäftigt. Das Nachrichtenmagazin U.S. News & World Report bezeichnete Nielsen als »den weltweit führenden Experten für Web Usability« und die Tageszeitung USA Today beschrieb sein Wirken gar als »The next best thing to a true time machine«. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bestseller wie Web Usability, Eyetracking Web Usability sowie Designing Web Usability, das weltweit mehr als 250.000 Mal verkauft und in 22 Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Dr. Raluca Budiu ist User Experience Specialist bei der Nielsen Norman Group. In dieser Funktion betätigt sie sich auch als Beraterin für Großunternehmen aus verschiedensten Industriebereichen sowie Tutorin für die Sachgebiete Mobile Usability, Touchgeräte-Usability, kognitive Psychologie für Designer sowie Prinzipien der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion.

Sketching User Experiences

Das praktische Arbeitsbuch zum Erlernen von Sketching und zahlreicher Skizziermethoden

Author: Bill Buxton,Saul Greenberg,Sheelagh Carpendale,Nicolai Marquardt

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958457606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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Ideen und User Experiences visuell erfassen und festhalten Ausführlich beschriebene Methoden und Übungen, auch für ungeübte Zeichner Sehr praxisorientiert, mit illustrierten Beispielen und ausführlichen Schritten zu jeder Methode In diesem praktischen Arbeitsbuch finden Sie alle Skizziermethoden für das perfekte Design! Skizzieren ist ein Mittel, um neue Ideen zu finden sowie schnell vorhandene Ideen zu erfassen und festzuhalten. Das kann eine Herausforderung sein, wenn Sie weder künstlerisch begabt noch in einem herkömmlichen Designbereich ausgebildet sind. Die Autoren machen Sie nicht zum Künstler, sondern zeigen Ihnen einfache Methoden, um Skizzen mit dem Fokus auf User Experiences zu erstellen. Zunächst erfahren Sie, wie Sie mit verschiedenen Übungen und Methoden Einzelbilder erstellen und welche Basiselemente eine Skizze enthalten sollte. So können Sie auf anschauliche Weise Ideen entwickeln, verfeinern und auswählen. Wenn ein Designer User Experiences skizziert, müssen seine Zeichnungen aber auch die Aktionen, Interaktionen und Änderungen der Benutzererlebnisse umfassen, die sich mit der Zeit ergeben. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Storyboards als Serie von Einzelbildern erstellen, die visuell erzählen, was in jeder Szene geschieht. Um die User Experience zu animieren, lernen Sie außerdem, wie Sie Storyboards in einen interaktiven Film verwandeln. Auch das Feedback anderer kann Ihre Arbeit wesentlich verbessern, wenn Sie Ihre Ideen mit anderen besprechen, austauschen und bewerten lassen. So erfahren Sie, wie Sie z.B. Skizzenwände vorbereiten und strukturieren, um anderen Ihre Ideen zu präsentieren. In Sketching User Experiences erlernen Sie anhand von Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen und Übungen verschiedene Skizziermethoden, mit denen Sie Ihre Designideen für User Experiences unter Berücksichtigung des Zeitaspekts ausdrücken können. Gemeinsam bilden diese Methoden Ihr Skizzierrepertoire: Sie erhalten einen Werkzeugkasten, aus dem Sie die beste Methode für Ihre Ideen auswählen können.

Redesign the Web

Smashing Book #3

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 394307529X

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Unlike its predecessors, the new Smashing Books 3 and 3 and a half have the main theme: Redesign. The books are a professional guide on how to redesign websites, but they also introduce a whole new mindset for progressive Web design. They challenge you to think differently about your work and will change the way you design websites forever. A detailed look at the business and technical side of redesign is followed by a comprehensive overview of advanced HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript techniques that you can use today. You will get useful advice on innovative UX techniques, learn about the peculiarities of mobile context in Web design and discover useful Photoshop techniques for the new Web. You will explore a practical hands on guide to a bulletproof workflow for responsive Web design. Finally, you will also dive deep into emotional design, content strategy and storytelling. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Preface - The Business Side of Redesign - Selecting a Platform: Technical Considerations for Your Redesign - Jumping Into HTML - Restyle, Recode, Reimagine With CSS3 - JavaScript Rediscovered: Tricks to Replace Complex jQuery - Techniques for Building Better User Experiences - Designing for the Future, Using Photoshop - Redesigning With Personality - Mobile Considerations in User Experience Design: Web or Native? - Workflow Redesigned: A Future Friendly Approach - Becoming Fabulously Flexible: Designing Atoms and Elements This Book was written by Elliot Jay Stocks, Paul Boag, Rachel Andrew, Ben Schwarz, David Storey, Lea Verou, Christian Heilmann, Dmitry Fadeyev, Marc Edwards, Aarron Walter, Aral Balkan, Stephen Hay, Andy Clarke and The Smashing Editorial Team.

Mobile Design Patterns

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075435

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Page: N.A

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Since the appearance of the smartphone and tablet computers, we are experiencing a boom in Mobile Design. And, as it happens with the development of new gadgets and technologies, some trends and patterns are already established. With this eBook: Mobile Design Patterns, you will learn the most important guidelines and strategies for Mobile Design, including solutions for forms, tap ahead patterns and UX approaches. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1) The Elements Of The Mobile User Experience 2) Picking A Mobile Support Strategy For Your Website 3) Essential Design Patterns For Mobile Banking 4) Seven Guidelines For Designing High Performance Mobile User Experiences 5) Useful Design Tips For Your iPad App 6) A User Centered Approach To Web Design For Mobile Devices 7) Mobile Auto Suggest on Steroids: Tap Ahead Design Pattern

User Experience, Practical Techniques, Vol. 1

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075257

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Page: N.A

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Are you familiar with the term User Experience (UX) and the principles that determine a user-friendly website? If yes, then all you need to do is to learn some more useful techniques that will make your user interface designs even better! User Experience, Practical Techniques, Volume 1 features seven selected articles on usability principles which will help you design user-centered websites by showing you helpful examples of the best practices and which common mistakes to avoid in your next project. TABLE OF CONTENTS - 10 Principles Of Effective Web Design - Five More Principles Of Effective Web Design - 10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs -10 Useful Web Application Interface Designs - 12 Useful Techniques For Good User Interface Design - An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability - 10 Usability Nightmares You Should Be Aware Of

Emotional Design Elements

Author: Smashing Magazine

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075575

Category: Human-computer interaction

Page: N.A

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Whether you're creating a game or a website, a lasting bond with users is more often than not the result of emotional attachment. Knowing the ins and outs of emotional design will enable you to imbue your creation with personality and to shape the user's perception. Find out how to integrate emotional appeal into your website, and how to turn your game into more than a cold, flawless, technical challenge. A personal touch can make all the difference, if you know how to design it. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Inclusive Design - The Personality Layer - Give Your Website Soul With Emotionally Intelligent Interactions - Not Just Pretty: Building Emotion Into Your Websites - Playful UX Design: Building A Better Game - Gamification And UX: Where Users Win Or Lose - Adding A Personal Touch To Your Web Design