It’s all about understanding how people actually use websites and then trying to make websites better. It's mostly focused on web and by extension mobile applications (digital interfaces). As a rule, people don’t like to puzzle over how to do things. Even the author says that this book just states the bleedin' obvious and he's not wrong. This book shows you how–with humor, powerful examples, quotes, and case studies. Some example graphics seem a little dated and thus not truly relevant to 2018. Also, its a fairly short book, which was good. Add to Wishlist. Extremely basic book with basic concepts and very outdated. Less words, more photos, clear and obvious navigation. I picked this up the day after finishing Beautiful Code and to be honest, really wasn't in the mood for any more particularly heavy content for a few days. Many clients have remarked since then that the site is simple, clear, and easy to navigate, especially compared to competitors. … Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best loved and mos… Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Edition 3. If you are looking for a great resource on website usability, the book “Don’t Make Me Think: Revisited, A Common Sense Approach to Web (and mobile) Usability” is a great purchase! Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter). For modern developers, UX expertise is indispensable. See 2 questions about Don't Make Me Think, Revisited…, 1-page summary of Don't Make Me Think here. Think about design from the user’s perspective; make things feel simple to use. Granted, many of its examples are of long-outdated sites (including--fascinatingly--Amazon's early days). It succeeded on that front. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Paperback. Either my lecturers were really great at teaching mostly everything that this book already does or there isn't much to be learnt here if you already have a basic understanding of the web and UX. is the product of more than 10 years experience as a user advocate. I've tried clickin to start but all to no avail. It also covers the importance and basics of usability testing. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Surely recommend developers and designers. It was originally published in the early 2000’s, shortly after Jakob Nielsen’s. Sign in. You can’t imagine how nice it is to start your morning with someone you’ve never met telling you that they enjoyed something that you did. Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Voices That Matter) Paperback – Illustrated, 9 January 2014. make it self-explanatory, if not self-evident. Core Concept Think about design from the user’s perspective; make things feel simple to use. a great guideline for anyone who is interested in designing websites and products. Quality paper and construction, contains many visuals to goneith the well-crafted words. This is ESSENTIAL for web people and all those who deal with them. With every unnecessary thought you are increasing your user’s cognitive workload. Welcome back. Also, makes many design decisions easy by providing research based and diplomatic responses to many territorial squabbles that arise when sites are designed/redesigned. There's a problem loading this menu right now. . Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. It has been a number of years since I first skimmed this book and I found the changes welcome. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Unable to add item to List. For modern developers, UX expertise is indispensable. This second edition of what could be considered the definitive book on web design. Before reading this book I though I knew all there was to design, however this book has provided me with some additional needed insight. Simplicity is a discipline that can be learned. Don't make me think, revisited : a common sense approach to Web usability. Whereas Jakob Nielsen’s classic usability books are chock-full of statistics and details, this book is a new approach to usability, stripped down to what is practical. It’s free to teachers, and it’s filled with discussion topics, assignments, projects, and quiz questions. There is one crucial different between a brick and mortar store and its online counterpart: if you can’t navigate your way to what you want in a store, you can always ask someone. A must read if you design anything for the Internet. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I'd bet most people could pick up a thing or two from it no matter how much web experience you have. Refresh and try again. Please try again. Whereas Jakob Nielsen’s classic usability books are chock-full of statistics and details, this book is a new approach to usability, stripped down to what is practical and quickly measurable. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Don Norman. Among the bits of knowledge Krug sprinkles, good web design is like the layout in a big box store, you should be able to look up and find signs that point you in the right direction. If you are looking for an easy read that skims the surface of a field that there is already not many books on then this might be a good choice. Sign in A lot of what I read made me think this would be the definitive book or bible on web usability — meaning it would cover all the main components of web usability in depth. What are you’re expectations for this book when you scan through the description, preview, and reviews on Amazon? Law #1: Don’t make me think. Latest commit a6f113e Aug 4, 2016 History. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. It is as simple as it sounds; don’t make the users of your website stop and think unnecessarily. After this book arrived, I realized it was the first-edition, which I assumed would make it woefully outdated in our fast-moving digital world. A no nonsense approach on how to design web sites to be as effective as possible. I have been designing websites and web bases applications for years and haven't ever stopped to think about usability, the 1st impression, and how to accomplish these effectively. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. New Riders / 2014 / 3rd edition / 212 pages. Even casual web designers can benefit from the simple concepts and step-by-step “effective websites use this” lessons and examples. The call for do-it-yourself user testing is extremely important, though ignored or unknown to many companies. While the book is concise enough to easily skim through I frequently found myself wishing for some more than just the index to find material when I wanted to review a topic. Each time a user has to pause (even for a split-second) to think about something, it distracts him from the action you want him to take. There is one crucial different between a brick and mortar store and its online counterpart: if you can’t navigate your way to what you want in a store, you can always ask someone. Krug reminds us that ‘ease of use’ is easily the make or break deal for any website. Granted, many of its examples are of long-outdated sites (including--fascinatingly--Amazon's early days). As of late 2018 the information is still relevant, in case you're wondering, and I don't see it becoming outdated in the next few years (unfortunately--because if the book did become outdated it would mean someone fixed something big in the usability world). I chose this one because, like a good website, it had short pages and a lot of white space. Third edition. I get lots of lovely email. Why this is not a bible of web usability (and more like the intro class to Web Usability 101), Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2018. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.