The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond

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Pearson Education, Dec 16, 2010 - Computers - 99998 pages

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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User Review  - RuthFirst - LibraryThing

gives a clear overview of the whole process of making a web site with the user in mind. the five stages of the process: strategy, scope, structure, skeleton, and surface an excellent diagram to visualize the content Read full review

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User Review  - xuelian - LibraryThing

It describes clearly on the UCD design in several phases. On how to apply it to my website, needs further study. Read full review


User Experience and Why It Matters
Meet the Elements
Using the Elements
Defining the Strategy
Team Roles and Process
Defining the Scope
Defining the Structure
Information Architecture
Team Roles and Process

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