I loved the style of writing, and for a book that was required reading for university, came away actually learning something and not feeling like it was a chore to pick it up, I even looked forward to it. عندما فتحت المساحة المخصصة للمراجعة كنت أنوي الكتابة بالإنجليزية، لكن دافع قومي ربما جعلني أكتب بالعربية الكتاب جيد و دمه خفيف، وشرحه واضح جداً، لكن موجه بشكل كبير للمواقع التجارية لكن مثلا المواقع الحكومية، المواقع التعليمية كلها تحتاج معايير لقابلية الاستخدام تختلف عن الموجودة في الكتاب، لكن المجال كما بدا لي مفتوح وفي البدايات و يحتاج للكثير أيضا مصممي الأنظمة و قواعد البيانات، و واجهاتها بحاجة لقابلية الاستخدام وتحديد بعض المعايير لقابلية الاستخدام أيضا Well, this is an absolute gem of a book. They must be well-designed, and this book is. Users do not read the text in a web page. The home page also needs a short, scannable welcome blurb describing the site.
Know what people want, and make those things obvious and easy. . The final chapters are how to do usability testing in a very inexpensive manner. For example: lots of men and women enjoy the fact that it is short. It provides logical guided procedures for any stakeholder to understand the overall objectives of the website and make business d Usability hardly concerns strictly web use.
The only downside and hence a 4 star rating is that the book could use more real world examples. This way, you can improve the product and encounter issues in later tests that weren't evident until issues from the first test were resolved. Reading this book generated more ideas and interest in a needed web redesign than I thought possible. This book lays out some clear and obviously effective principles of usability that I would definitely look over before tackling interface design. Format content to support scanning. Great overview of a lot of topics, including pointers for where to dig more deeply into usability testing, accessibility considerations, etc.
He uses a adequate number of examples to illustrate his points, and even helps to demonstrate how various stakeholders in web projects can all contribute to the usability of the site. Even though the principles apply to the design of anything people have to interact with including things like election ballots and voting booths, and even PowerPoint presentations , its focus was clearly on Web design, and all the examples were from Web sites. I absolutely love it when non-fiction books don't try to be so heavy in their content, and are able to communicate fascinating material with humour, tact and intelligence, and this book fits the bill to a tee. I highly recommend both books. It often describes how a development team in a business would build or test a website. Ten years later, he finally gathered enough energy to write another one: the usability testing handbook Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems. Steve Krug's book is a classic for a reason.
The last few pages have several books which he recommends you read to improve your web site usability. For example, if the visitor is looking for employment information, it should use the most obvious words to describe employment like jobs or resume. My biggest complaint with the book continues to be a lack of a summary or checklist on the high level points with references to where the topic is covered in more detail. The proliferation of social media, and how to design for that. It's in full color with a couple of helpful diagrams, but I mostly found the comics in it annoying and patronizing. If someone with copyrights wants us to remove this content, please contact us immediately. Links should be obviously shown as links.
Seeing many more screenshots of websites that do something well, side by side with those that do it poorly--or better yet, examples of incrementally improving a single design based on user testing--would make the lessons much more sticky. Can't be compared to Design of Everyday things which is a general design related book. In fact, I came up with this. It succeeded on that front. This should explain exactly what the website is about.
However, it glosses over them without going into depth. The introduction says that this chapter was abridged from three chapters in an earlier version of the book and some of the content was moved to and expanded upon in a , which I am now interested in reading. Designers should make it easy to skim and make it so that users have to muddle as little as possible. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best loved and most recommended books on the subject. I have been designing websites and web bases applications for years and haven't ever stopped to think about usability, the 1st impression, and how to accomplish these effectively. I chose this one because, like a good website, it had short pages and a lot of white space. Who would I recommend the book to? Now the bad parts: - I find the information in the book to be a little too simplistic and common sense.
People are just as likely to be using their mobile devices while sitting on the couch at home, and they want and expect to be able to do everything. It must be good enough to help people who land on any page. The sense of humor is great and the advice is fairly actionable and easy to follow. Steve currently spends most of his time teaching usability workshops, consulting, and watching old episodes of Law and Order. Steve Krug describes how a website is more like a billboard than a magazine.
A no nonsense approach on how to design web sites to be as effective as possible. My biggest complaint with the book continues to be a lack of a summary or checklist on the high level points with references to where the topic is covered in more detail. Use a screen recorder as well. If this were the first text about usability I'd read, I might have gotten more out of it. Test with 3 or 4 users. It also covers the importance and basics of usability testing. I think it is helpful for basic tips on how to improve a website.