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The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) [Paperback]

Jesse James Garrett
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Dec 16 2010 0321683684 978-0321683687 2

From the moment it was published almost ten years ago, Elements of User Experience became a vital reference for web and interaction designers the world over, and has come to define the core principles of the practice. Now, in this updated, expanded, and full-color new edition, Jesse James Garrett has refined his thinking about the Web, going beyond the desktop to include information that also applies to the sudden proliferation of mobile devices and applications.


Successful interaction design requires more than just creating clean code and sharp graphics. You must also fulfill your strategic objectives while meeting the needs of your users. Even the best content and the most sophisticated technology won't help you balance those goals without a cohesive, consistent user experience to support it.

 

With so many issues involved—usability, brand identity, information architecture, interaction design— creating the user experience can be overwhelmingly complex. This new edition of The Elements of User Experience cuts through that complexity with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Garrett gives readers the big picture of user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design.


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5.0 out of 5 stars User experience bible Oct. 14 2013
By Kal
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Amazing service, arrived quicker than expected. Also an amazing book that details the fundamentals of user experience design in an easy to understand clear format. Quite an enjoyable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Clear, Basic Primer on User Experience Design Oct. 18 2011
By Maraspin Stefano - Published on Amazon.com
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A great starting point for those interested in UX design. It lays down a clear overall picture of the field, well defining terms and "planes" falling within the "umbrella" of UX, but not always of immediate comprehension for the beginning "practitioner" (IE information architecture, interaction design, interface design, navigation design, ...). Author clearly states the scope and goal of each, also explaining relations between these and related concepts.

It can also be a useful resource for all those who're not solely focused in UX, but who'll need to share some content or "feature" with users. If you fall within this category, and are looking for a good introductory book on UX, this is probably the one you should pick.

I've read it after a few others on the subject, and not all of its content was new to me. Moreover you'll definitely need to back up its content with something else, if you're really serious about UX design. It's not a reference book. Experienced UX designers might hence even feel disappointed. It's quite shallow, and basic in content. Nevertheless, I consider it a great primer, with key concepts organized in such a way that it's easy for them to be recalled and also accessed as a quick reference. It also contains several valuable tips, which never hurt to be reminded about, no matter what's the amount of experience under your belt.

It kind of reminded me about "Don't make me think" by S. Krug, for certain aspects. Not a complete reference, but definitely clear, concise and to the point. It can be read in a short amount of time too, so that no big investment in terms of time is needed.

As a side note... "The Elements of User Experience: A Primer on User-Centered Design for the Web" might've been a more suitable title.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too conceptual, not very practical Jan. 27 2013
By J. Chau - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I found the book focusing too much on definition of industry terms and concepts and not much on actual implementation of design ideas. If that's what you are looking for, great. The book is more about Why UX is important and not How to create a better user experience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fast-track to professional design Feb. 25 2013
By J. Green - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As a programmer, the graphic design aspect of web design has always been the most challenging for me. I have read so many books on the subject, and hands-down, this book has been the most influential and useful to me. In the past, my designs were always hit and miss. I would spend incredible amounts of time experimenting and trying new things, waiting for an artistic spark that didn't always come. After studying the process in the book, however, I can efficiently and consistently produce solid designs. It gave me a framework to logically and thoughtfully approach design, regardless of whether I felt inspired artistically about what I was doing. Most importantly, I now have a reason behind most of my design decisions, and this frees me to confidently explore new styles. Having good explanations for one's design rational sells too. I'm shocked by how many of my first drafts are getting approved by my clients. I consider myself indebted to the author. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview Nov. 8 2012
By Frederick J. Weber - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent overview of the user experience field. Garrett has done a fine job of encapsulating key principles. I'd recommend this book both for those new to the field and just learning about it as well as to practitioners looking to better communicate what they do to clients and co-workers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New March 17 2014
By Keith Jeter - Published on Amazon.com
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UI and UX creators delight. This book is a nice piece to have in the home and good for school as well.
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