Elements of User Experience,The: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (Google eBook)

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Pearson Education, Dec 16, 2010 - Computers - 240 pages
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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 involved—usability, brand identity, information architecture, interaction design— 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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About the Author
Acknowledgements for the Second Edition
Acknowledgements for the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Chapter 1 User Experience and Why It Matters
Chapter 2 Meet the Elements
Product Objectives and User Needs
Functional Specifications and Content Requirements
Interaction Design and Information Architecture
Interface Design Navigation Design and Information Design
Sensory Design
Chapter 8 The Elements Applied

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About the author (2010)

Jesse James Garrett is one of the founders of Adaptive Path, a user experience consultancy based in San Francisco. Since it was first released in March 2000, his "Elements of User Experience" model has been downloaded more than 20,000 times. Jesse's Web experience includes projects for companies such as AT&T, Intel, Boeing, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, and National Public Radio. His other contributions to the field of user experience include the Visual Vocabulary, an open notation system for information architecture documentation that is now used by organizations around the world. His personal site at www.jjg.net is one of the Web's most popular destinations for information architecture resources.

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