Designing Usable Web Interfaces

Designing Usable Web Interfaces

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For course in Introduction to Web Design and Development.

Using simple and easy-to-understand language, analogies, actual web site examples, and a case study, this book explores the planning, conceptualizing, and designing of usable, high-quality, efficient, and effective web sites. Written from the practical perspective of web designers and developers, the focus of the book is helping readers develop the basic insights that will allow them to approach the task of web design with confidence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 251 pages
  • 195.6 x 251.5 x 12.7mm | 521.64g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130888540
  • 9780130888549

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A "must read" for all beginning web designers! "Designing Usable Web Interfaces" provides Overview of web site styles Step-by-step outline of the development process Personnel roles in web development Critical web design decisions for information architecture, interface design, and writing Various methods for establishing the success of a web site Comprehensive case study containing development experiences and challenges at each stage, along with examples of the outputs Guiding Questions and Exercises help the reader apply learning to practical issues
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Table of contents


1. What Is Web Design?

2. Types of Web Applications.

3. The Project Team.

4. The Project Development Process.

5. Information Architecture.

6. Interface Design.

7. Writing for the Web.

8. Measuring Success of a Web Site.

9. Web Site Development Case Study.

Appendix A. Requirements Analysis Outline.

Appendix B. Project Costing Template.

Appendix C. Case Study-Project Proposal.

Appendix D. Case Study-Information Architecture.

Appendix E. Case Study-Technical Feasibility Study.

Appendix F. Case Study-Design Explorations.

Appendix G. Case Study-Production Specifications.

Appendix H. Case Study-Quality Assurance Reports.

Appendix I. Case Study-Usability Study Report.


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"This book really does a good Job in supporting the written work with visual examples, combined with the end of the respective chapter's guiding questions, exercises, and supporting appendix documents, this book becomes a very strong text. This book takes the student from what is web design, reviews the types of web applications, explains the project development process, thoroughly covers web site architecture and interface design, and concludes with how to evaluate your web site. - Dr. Vivian Beaty, Henry Ford Community College
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