The UX Book

The UX Book : Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience

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The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience aims to help readers learn how to create and refine interaction designs that ensure a quality user experience (UX). The book seeks to expand the concept of traditional usability to a broader notion of user experience; to provide a hands-on, practical guide to best practices and established principles in a UX lifecycle; and to describe a pragmatic process for managing the overall development effort.
The book provides an iterative and evaluation-centered UX lifecycle template, called the Wheel, for interaction design. Key concepts discussed include contextual inquiry and analysis; extracting interaction design requirements; constructing design-informing models; design production; UX goals, metrics, and targets; prototyping; UX evaluation; the interaction cycle and the user action framework; and UX design guidelines.
This book will be useful to anyone interested in learning more about creating interaction designs to ensure a quality user experience. These include interaction designers, graphic designers, usability analysts, software engineers, programmers, systems analysts, software quality-assurance specialists, human factors engineers, cognitive psychologists, cosmic psychics, trainers, technical writers, documentation specialists, marketing personnel, and project managers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 976 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 35.56mm | 1,583g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 0123852412
  • 9780123852410
  • 156,479

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction Part I: Process Chapter 2: The Wheel: A Lifecycle Template Chapter 3: Contextual Inquiry: Eliciting Work Activity Data Chapter 4: Contextual Analysis: Consolidating and Interpreting Work Activity Data Chapter 5: Extracting Interaction Design Requirements Chapter 6: Constructing Design-Informing Models Chapter 7: Design Thinking, Ideation and Sketching Chapter 8: Mental Models and Conceptual Design Chapter 9: Design Production Chapter 10: UX Goals, Metrics and Targets Chapter 11: Prototyping Chapter 12: UX Evaulation Introduction Chapter 13: Rapid Evaluation Methods Chapter 14: Rigorous Empirical Evaluation: Preparation Chapter 15: Rigorous Empirical Evaluation: Running the Session Chapter 16: Rigorous Empirical Evaluation: Analysis Chapter 17: Evaluation Reporting Chapter 18: Wrapping up Rigorous UX Evaluation Chapter 19: UX Methods for Agile Development Part II: Design Infrastructure Guidelines Chapter 20: Affordances Demystified Chapter 21: The Interaction Cycle and the User Action Framework Chapter 22: UX Design Guidelines Part III: Advanced Topics Chapter 23: Connections with Software Engineering Chapter 24: Making it Work in the Real World References Exercises Index
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"The book is brimming with advanced knowledge for perfecting written communication in our mobile digital age. If you write anything at all (you send emails, don't you?), you need to grab a copy of Letting Go of the Words and keep it close at hand.This book has joined my writer's bookshelf as a valued aid I refer to every day."-- TechWhirl.com, January 21, 2014
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"The book is brimming with advanced knowledge for perfecting written communication in our mobile digital age... If you write anything at all (you send emails, don't you?), you need to grab a copy of Letting Go of the Words and keep it close at hand...This book has joined my writer's bookshelf as a valued aid I refer to every day."--TechWhirl.com, January 21, 2014
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About Rex Hartson

Rex Hartson is a pioneer researcher, teacher, and practitioner-consultant in HCI and UX. He is the founding faculty member of HCI (in 1979) in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. With Deborah Hix, he was co-author of one of the first books to emphasize the usability engineering process, Developing user interfaces: Ensuring usability through product & process. Hartson has been principle investigator or co-PI at Virginia Tech on a large number of research grants and has published many journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. He has presented many tutorials, invited lectures, workshops, seminars, and international talks. He was editor or co-editor for Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, Volumes 1-4, Ablex Publishing Co., Norwood, NJ. His HCI practice is grounded in over 30 years of consulting and user experience engineering training for dozens of clients in business, industry, government, and the military. Pardha Pyla is an award-winning designer and product strategist with deep expertise in envisioning and delivering industry-leading products. He is the founding member of multiple thriving product and design (UX) practices that were responsible for producing successful enterprise software solutions in use across many industries. He is a pioneering researcher in the area of coordinating software engineering and UX lifecycle processes and the author of several peer-reviewed research publications in human-computer interaction and software engineering. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his work in design thinking, research, teaching, leadership, and service.
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