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Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach…

Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (2006)

by Steve Krug

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    Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems by Steve Krug (Donogh, Neale, yesrogeryes)
    Donogh: The how-to guide on testing usability Steve Krug wanted to write since he finished writing 'Don't Make Me Think'
    Neale: These books go together.
    yesrogeryes: Good introduction book of user test

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  mkowalcze | Jan 30, 2019 |
This book was suggested as a good resource for me, as I'm in the process of re-designing my company's website. It was very useful, and would have been even more valuable if I wasn't working with a web designer who already knows some of this stuff. It's not cheap though. I was lucky to swap for it but it costs $40 retail, which seems like a lot for what it was. ( )
  Eye_Gee | May 8, 2017 |
Excellent book which follows its own advice on usability - clear, simple, well designed and accessible.

I actually found it to be entertaining and engaging rather than just educational. A lot of the items covered leap out as being obvious, but they are summed up and organised so neatly that this is a validation rather than a criticism.
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  autopoietic | Oct 28, 2015 |
A must-have book for computer interface designers - its a quick and funny read and it is well laid out - as you'd expect.

Its full colour with many before and after pics demonstrating the ideas. He also has a great usability book out as well. ( )
  Neale | Jan 13, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0321344758, Paperback)

Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it's hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn't read Steve Krug's "instant classic" on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day.  In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike.  Don't be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about Web design. With these three new chapters:
Usability as common courtesy -- Why people really leave Web sites Web Accessibility, CSS, and you -- Making sites usable and accessible Help! My boss wants me to ______. -- Surviving executive design whims
"I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book.  Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site.  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."  -- Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards

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Yesterday's Web looked far different from today's Web, and tomorrow's Web will look more different still. Amidst all of this change, however, one aspect of Web use remains the same: The sites that offer the best, easiest, most intuitive experience are the ones people visit again and again. To ensure that your sites provide that experience, this guide from usability guru Krug distills his years of on-the-job experience into a practical primer on the do's and don'ts of good Web design. The second edition of this classic adds three new chapters that explain why people really leave Web sites, how to make sites usable and accessible, and the art of surviving executive design whims, plus a new preface and updated recommended reading.--From publisher description.… (more)

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