The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond

The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond

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By (author) Jessie James Garrett

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  • Publisher: New Riders Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 221mm x 13mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 0321683684
  • ISBN 13: 9780321683687
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 50,875

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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 involveda??usability, brand identity, information architecture, interaction designa?? 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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Web design is more than just creating clean code and sharp graphics. A site that really works fulfills strategic objectives while meeting users needs. 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. The Elements of User Experience cuts through the complexity of user-centered design for the Web with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Jesse James Garrett gives readers the big picture of Web user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design. This accessible introduction helps any Web development team, large or small, to create a successful user experience.

Table of contents

chapter 1 User Experience and Why It Matters chapter 2 Meet the Elements chapter 3 The Strategy PlaneProduct Objectives and User Needschapter 4 The Scope PlaneFunctional Specifications and Content Requirements chapter 5 The Structure PlaneInteraction Design and Information Architecture chapter 6 The Skeleton PlaneInterface Design, Navigation Design, and Information Design chapter 7 The Surface PlaneSensory Design chapter 8 The Elements Applied Index