Recommended reading 4: Design &usability resources

Design: About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design

by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann and David Cronin

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Practical, relevant and to the point. This book contains many fine examples of digital projects.

The Design of Everyday Things

by Don Norman

book-design-of-everyday front coverA favourite amongst our consultants:

A classic. This book explains why some products work well, while others don’t.

Interaction Design: Beyond Human-computer Interaction

by Helen Sharp, Yvonne Rogers and Jenny Preece

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Very useful guide to Human Computer Interaction and user-centered interaction design. Good for students and practitioners.

 

Usability: Don’t Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

by Steve Krug

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All companies should have this, it’s written for any job that touches on the web. Short, easy to read and really drives home themessage.

 

Cost Justifying Usability

by Randolph G Bias and Deborah J Mayhew

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Excellent for client discussion re: budget issues. A good way to arm yourself with facts and figures to take to get usability built into projects.

So, that’s now 4 blogs of rich material to get reading provided by the consultants here at User Vision. Whether it’s an introduction to usability, extending your already built up knowledge, or reference books, I’m sure you’ll find something amongst this lot to help.

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