Designing web usability

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New Riders, 2000 - Computers - 419 pages
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Users experience the usability of a web site before they have committed to using it and before making any purchase decisions. The web is the ultimate environment for empowerment, and he or she who clicks the mouse decides everything. Designing Web Usability is the definitive guide to usability from Jakob Nielsen, the world's leading authority. Over 250,000 Internet professionals around the world have turned to this landmark book, in which Nielsen shares the full weight of his wisdom and experience. From content and page design to designing for ease of navigation and users with disabilities, he delivers complete direction on how to connect with any web user, in any situation. Nielsen has arrived at a series of principles that work in support of his findings: 1. That web users want to find what they're after quickly; 2. If they don't know what they're after, they nevertheless want to browse quickly and access information they come across in a logical manner. This book is a must-have for anyone who thinks seriously about the web.

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User Review  - Eric Brown - Goodreads

One of the books that brought usability to the forefront. A good book for it's time. Don't both buying it, the examples are outdated. Instead, visit Jakob's website and subscribe to his feed. Read full review

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User Review  - Alexander Panfilenok - Goodreads

This book was actual 15 years ago. It is still actual for you if you have no idea about how all this things work. The most valuable content for me was the set of the website screenshoots from the past =) All other things are pretty banal. Read full review

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Preface
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Errata
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Why Web Usability?
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About the author (2000)

Jakob Nielsen is a principal of Nielsen Norman Group. He is the founder of the "discount usability engineering" movement, which emphasizes fast and efficient methods for improving the quality of user interfaces. Nielsen, noted as "the world's leading expert on Web usability" by U.S. News and World Report and "the next best thing to a true time machine" by USA Today, is the author of the best-selling book Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity, which has sold more than a quarter of a million copies in twenty-two languages. His other books include the new Prioritizing Web Usability. Nielsen's Alertbox column on Web usability has been published on the Internet since 1995 and currently has about 200,000 readers.
Kara Pernice is the Director of Research at Nielsen Norman Group and heads the company's East Coast operations. She has led many of NN/g's major intercontinental research studies and then generated design guidelines and coauthored the study reports, including designing corporate intranets, designing for accessibility, designing for people over the age of 65, and designing websites to maximize press relations. She is a leading authority on intranet usability and has also judged the submissions for and coauthored the company's Intranet Design Annuals in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006, and its government intranets report.