A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making

A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making

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By (author) Russ Unger, By (author) Carolyn Chandler

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  • Publisher: New Riders Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 18mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 0321607376
  • ISBN 13: 9780321607379
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 98,157

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"If you are a young designer entering or contemplating entering the UX field this is a canonical book. If you are an organization that really needs to start grokking UX this book is also for you. " -- Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist, Microsoft User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application--one that's easily navigated and meets the needs of both the site owner and its users. But there's a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, project management skills, and business savvy. That's where this book comes in. Authors Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler show you how to integrate UX principles into your project from start to finish. * Understand the various roles in UX design, identify stakeholders, and enlist their support * Obtain consensus from your team on project objectives * Define the scope of your project and avoid mission creep * Conduct user research and document your findings * Understand and communicate user behavior with personas * Design and prototype your application or site * Make your product findable with search engine optimization * Plan for development, product rollout, and ongoing quality assurance

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By Wendy 26 Aug 2010 4

I used this book along with Steve Krug's publications on web usability to conduct my first usability testing sessions early this year. I would definitely recommend it to people starting out on UX looking for a bit of structure, or those with a moderate amount of experience who are interested in fleshing out their processes a little more.

The writing is straightforward, clear, and examples are well-laid out, with many opportunities for deeper reading online. I found myself diving in and out of this book at different stages rather than reading it cover-to-cover, which is why it took me so long to actually read it all the way through.

A good companion for web developers and worth sharing with your project managers too.

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"If you are a young designer entering or contemplating entering the UX field this is a canonical book. If you are an organization that really needs to start grokking UX this book is also for you. " Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist, Microsoft

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"If you are a young designer entering or contemplating entering the UX field this is a canonical book. If you are an organization that really needs to start grokking UX this book is also for you. " -- Chris Bernard, User Experience Evangelist, Microsoft User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application--one that's easily navigated and meets the needs of both the site owner and its users. But there's a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, project management skills, and business savvy. That's where this book comes in. Authors Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler show you how to integrate UX principles into your project from start to finish. - Understand the various roles in UX design, identify stakeholders, and enlist their support - Obtain consensus from your team on project objectives - Define the scope of your project and avoid mission creep - Conduct user research and document your findings - Understand and communicate user behavior with personas - Design and prototype your application or site - Make your product findable with search engine optimization - Plan for development, product rollout, and ongoing quality assurance

Table of contents

1. Understanding the Project Ecosystem 2. SOW / Proposal Writing a. Project Kick-off / Discovery / Meetings 101 b. Work Product Reviews: How to Work with Key Team Partners Design Reviews 3. Understanding Business Requirements 4. User Research 5. Card Sorting 6. Personas / User Modeling 7. SEO Basics and Content Strategy 8. Site Maps and Task Flows 9. Wireframes and Annotations 10. Prototyping 11. User Testing 12. Quality Assurance 13. Post-Launch Analytics and Recommendations