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: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470970626

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.

The Smashing Book #1

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075060

Category: Web sites

Page: N.A

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The Smashing Book #1 (eBook) is the digital version of the printed book about best practices in modern Web design. The Smashing Book #1 shares technical tips and best practices on coding, usability and optimization and explores how to create successful user interfaces and apply marketing principles to increase conversion rates. It also shows how to get the most out of typography, color and branding so that you end up with intuitive and effective Web designs. And lastly, you will also get a peek behind the curtains of Smashing Magazine. TABLE OF CONTENTS - The Art And Science Of CSS Layouts - User Interface Design In Modern Applications - Web Typography: Rules, Guidelines And Common Mistakes - Usability Principles For Modern Websites - The Guide to Fantastic Color Usage In Web Design and Usability - Performance Optimization For Websites - Design To Sell: Increasing Conversion Rates - How To Turn A Site Into A Remarkable Brand - Learning From Experts: Interviews And Insights - The Smashing Story The book is written by Jacob Gube (SixRevisions) Dmitry Fadeev (UsabilityPost) Chris Spooner (Spoongraphics) Darius A Monsef IV (COLOURlovers.com) Alessandro Cattaneo (with co-editing by Jon Tan) Steven Snell (VandelayDesign) David Leggett (UXBooth) Andrew Maier (UXBooth) Kayla Knight (regular writer on SM) Yves Peters (Typographica.org) René Schmidt (system administrator of our servers) and The Smashing Magazine editorial team, Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz. The book was edited by Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine.

Digital Adaptation

Author: Paul Boag

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3944540654

Category: Computers

Page: 176

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Nothing is more frustrating than stubborn management entangled in dated workflows and inefficient processes. That's why we created Digital Adaptation, a new practical book on how to help senior management understand the Web and adapt the business, culture, teams and workflows accordingly. No fluff, no theory — just techniques and strategies that worked in practice, and showed results. The book will help traditional businesses and organizations to overcome their legacy, and help you plant the seeds of change with very little power. If you do want to finally see changes happening, this is the book to grab. Written by Paul Boag. Designed by Veerle Pieters. 176 pages. YOU'LL LEARN TO: Tackle bureaucracy and overcome legacy culture, Develop a flexible and effective digital strategy, Use responsibility matrix to minimize delays and costs, Adopt a digital culture and become digital by default, Apply techniques from mid-sized and large organizations, Avoid toxic working practices and improve internal processes, Organize teams and boost their efficiency, Embrace social media and use them effectively, Understand the value of a digital team and invest in them, Break down the walls and nourish collaboration, ownership and innovation.

The UX Book

Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience

Author: Rex Hartson,Pardha S. Pyla

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123852420

Category: Computers

Page: 968

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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

Agile Experience Design

A Digital Designer's Guide to Agile, Lean, and Continuous

Author: Lindsay Ratcliffe,Marc McNeill

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 013286925X

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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Agile development methodologies may have started life in IT, but their widespread and continuing adoption means there are many practitioners outside of IT--including designers--who need to change their thinking and adapt their practices. This is the missing book about agile that shows how designers, product managers, and development teams can integrate experience design into lean and agile product development. It equips you with tools, techniques and a framework for designing great experiences using agile methods so you can deliver timely products that are technically feasible, profitable for the business, and desirable from an end-customer perspective. This book will help you successfully integrate your design process on an agile project and feel like part of the agile team. do good design faster by doing just enough, just in time. use design methods from disciplines such as design thinking, customer-centered design, product design, and service design. create successful digital products by considering the needs of the end-customer, the business, and technology. understand the next wave of thinking about continuous design and continuous delivery.

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

UX for Beginners

A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons

Author: Joel Marsh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491912642

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Apps! Websites! Rubber Ducks! Naked Ninjas! This book has everything. If you want to get started in user experience design (UX), you've come to the right place: 100 self-contained lessons that cover the whole spectrum of fundamentals. Forget dry, technical material. This book—based on the wildly popular UX Crash Course from Joel Marsh’s blog The Hipper Element—is laced with the author's snarky brand of humor, and teaches UX in a simple, practical way. Becoming a professional doesn’t have to be boring. Follow the real-life UX process from start-to-finish and apply the skills as you learn, or refresh your memory before the next meeting. UX for Beginners is perfect for non-designers who want to become designers, managers who teach UX, and programmers, salespeople, or marketers who want to learn more. Start from scratch: the fundamentals of UX Research the weird and wonderful things users do The process and science of making anything user-friendly Use size, color, and layout to help and influence users Plan and create wireframes Make your designs feel engaging and persuasive Measure how your design works in the real world Find out what a UX designer does all day

Agile User Experience Design

A Practitioner’s Guide to Making It Work

Author: Diana Brown

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0123914094

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Being able to fit design into the Agile software development processes is an important skill in today’s market. There are many ways for a UX team to succeed (and fail) at being Agile. This book provides you with the tools you need to determine what Agile UX means for you. It includes practical examples and case studies, as well as real-life factors to consider while navigating the Agile UX waters. You’ll learn about what contributes to your team’s success, and which factors to consider when determining the best path for getting there. After reading this book, you’ll have the knowledge to improve your software and product development with Agile processes quickly and easily. Includes hands on, real-world examples to illustrate the successes and common pitfalls of Agile UX Introduces practical techniques that can be used on your next project Details how to incorporate user experience design into your company's agile software/product process

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

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

Fixing Bad UX Designs

Master proven approaches, tools, and techniques to make your user experience great again

Author: Lisandra Maioli

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787128229

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 6721

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A practical guide filled with case studies and easy solutions to solve the most common user experience issues Key Features 1.Understand and fix the pain points of a bad UX design to ensure greater customer satisfaction. 2.Correct UX issues at various stages of a UX Design with the help of different methodologies for fixing bad UXs 3.See best practices and established principles in UX with case studies illustrating these practices and principles Book Description Have your web applications been experiencing more hits and less conversions? Are bad designs consuming your time and money? This book is the answer to these problems. With intuitive case studies, you’ll learn to simplify, fix, and enhance some common, real-world application designs. You’ll look at the common issues of simplicity, navigation, appearance, maintenance, and many more. The challenge that most UX designers face is to ensure that the UX is user-friendly. In this book, we address this with individual case studies starting with some common UX applications and then move on to complex applications. Each case study will help you understand the issues faced by a bad UX and teach you to break it down and fix these problems. As we progress, you’ll learn about the information architecture, usability testing, iteration, UX refactoring, and many other related features with the help of various case studies. You’ll also learn some interesting UX design tools with the projects covered in the book. By the end of the book, you’ll be armed with the knowledge to fix bad UX designs and to ensure great customer satisfaction for your applications. What you will learn Learn about ROI and metrics in UX Understand the importance of getting stakeholders involved Learn through real cases how to fix bad UX Identify and fix UX issues using different methodologies Learn how to turn insights and finding into practical UX solutions Learn to validate, test and measure the UX solutions implemented Learn about UX refactoring Who this book is for This book is for anyone confronted with a poorly designed UX. It is ideal for UX professionals who want to solve problems with existing UX designs, and UX designers who want to enhance their designs or analyze and rectify where they went wrong.

Smashing Android UI

Responsive User Interfaces and Design Patterns for Android Phones and Tablets

Author: Juhani Lehtimaki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111838735X

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Navigation & Interaction

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075567

Category:

Page: N.A

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The foundations of good UX design lie in transparent navigation and interaction patterns and systems. A solid understanding of the rules is as important as knowing when to break them. How should you set up menus for optimal usability? Does mobile UX design follow different rules? How can you use sound to make your website not just more appealing but also easier to navigate? Such questions should be factored into any decisions considering modern Web design since they tend to influence the level of user satisfaction. TABLE OF CONTENTS - The Elements Of Navigation - Sticky Menus Are Quicker To Navigate - Design Patterns: When Breaking The Rules Is OK - Exploration Of Single-Page Websites - Redefining Hick’s Law - What Web Designers Can Learn From Video Games - A New Mobile UX Design Material - Mission Transition - Designing With Audio: What Is Sound Good For?

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

Quantifying the User Experience

Practical Statistics for User Research

Author: Jeff Sauro,James R Lewis

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128025484

Category: Computers

Page: 350

View: 1999

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Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research, Second Edition, provides practitioners and researchers with the information they need to confidently quantify, qualify, and justify their data. The book presents a practical guide on how to use statistics to solve common quantitative problems that arise in user research. It addresses questions users face every day, including, Is the current product more usable than our competition? Can we be sure at least 70% of users can complete the task on their first attempt? How long will it take users to purchase products on the website? This book provides a foundation for statistical theories and the best practices needed to apply them. The authors draw on decades of statistical literature from human factors, industrial engineering, and psychology, as well as their own published research, providing both concrete solutions (Excel formulas and links to their own web-calculators), along with an engaging discussion on the statistical reasons why tests work and how to effectively communicate results. Throughout this new edition, users will find updates on standardized usability questionnaires, a new chapter on general linear modeling (correlation, regression, and analysis of variance), with updated examples and case studies throughout. Completely updated to provide practical guidance on solving usability testing problems with statistics for any project, including those using Six Sigma practices Includes new and revised information on standardized usability questionnaires Includes a completely new chapter introducing correlation, regression, and analysis of variance Shows practitioners which test to use, why they work, and best practices for application, along with easy-to-use Excel formulas and web-calculators for analyzing data Recommends ways for researchers and practitioners to communicate results to stakeholders in plain English

Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design

Author: Giles Colborne

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0321714156

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 7581

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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.