Released on 2017-09-14Categories

UX for Beginners: Lessons from the Field

UX for Beginners: Lessons from the Field

Author: Joanna Ngai

Publisher:

ISBN: 1549743899

Category:

Page: 25

View: 372

Want to get started as a UX designer? Here's honest advice for those looking to enter the design workforce for the first time with lessons and anecdotes from the field. Here's a book that answers the many unspoken questions of new designers. Ngai, writes as a UX designer, illustrator, author and maker who has transitioned from academia to industry, and is currently a user experience designer at Microsoft.
Released on 2015-12-21Categories Computers

UX for Beginners

UX for Beginners

Author: Joel Marsh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781491912669

Category: Computers

Page: 257

View: 687

Whether you want to design apps, websites, or just have an intelligent conversation about design, these quick-and-dirty lessons are for you. Based on the popular UX Crash Course from Joel Marsh?s blog?read over a million times?this book follows the real-life UX process from start-to-finish, so you can apply the skills as you learn. It is also perfect for managers, programmers, salespeople, and marketers who want to know more about designing digital products and services. -From publisher's website.
Released on 2019-04-03Categories Computers

Interaction Design

Interaction Design

Author: Helen Sharp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119547358

Category: Computers

Page: 656

View: 979

A new edition of the #1 text in the human computer Interaction field! Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, the Fifth Edition of Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human-computer interaction, information design, web design, and ubiquitous computing. New to the fifth edition: a chapter on data at scale, which covers developments in the emerging fields of 'human data interaction' and data analytics. The chapter demonstrates the many ways organizations manipulate, analyze, and act upon the masses of data being collected with regards to human digital and physical behaviors, the environment, and society at large. Revised and updated throughout, this edition offers a cross-disciplinary, practical, and process-oriented, state-of-the-art introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied. Explains how to use design and evaluation techniques for developing successful interactive technologies Demonstrates, through many examples, the cognitive, social and affective issues that underpin the design of these technologies Provides thought-provoking design dilemmas and interviews with expert designers and researchers Uses a strong pedagogical format to foster understanding and enjoyment An accompanying website contains extensive additional teaching and learning material including slides for each chapter, comments on chapter activities, and a number of in-depth case studies written by researchers and designers.
Released on 2016-11-19Categories Computers

Universal UX Design

Universal UX Design

Author: Alberto Ferreira

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780128025956

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 857

Universal UX Design: Building Multicultural User Experience provides an ideal guide as multicultural UX continues to emerge as a transdisciplinary field that, in addition to the traditional UI and corporate strategy concerns, includes socio/cultural and neurocognitive concerns that constitute one of the first steps in a truly global product strategy. In short, multicultural UX is no longer a nice-to-have in your overall UX strategy, it is now a must-have. This practical guide teaches readers about international concerns on the development of a uniquely branded, yet culturally appealing, software end-product. With hands-on examples throughout, readers will learn how to accurately predict user behavior, optimize layout and text elements, and integrate persuasive design in layout, as well as how to determine which strategies to communicate image and content more effectively, while demystifying the psychological and sociopolitical factors associated with culture. The book reviews the essentials of cognitive UI perception and how they are affected by socio-cultural conditioning, as well as how different cultural bias and expectations can work in UX design. Teaches how to optimize design using internationalization techniques Explores how to develop web and mobile internationalization frameworks Presents strategies for effectively reaching a multicultural audience Reviews the essentials of cognitive UI perception and the related effects of socio-cultural conditioning, as well as how different cultural bias and expectations can work in UX design
Released on 2018-11-02Categories Computers

The UX Book

The UX Book

Author: Rex Hartson

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780128010624

Category: Computers

Page: 916

View: 701

The discipline of user experience (UX) design has matured into a confident practice and this edition reflects, and in some areas accelerates, that evolution. Technically this is the second edition of The UX Book, but so much of it is new, it is more like a sequel. One of the major positive trends in UX is the continued emphasis on design—a kind of design that highlights the designer’s creative skills and insights and embodies a synthesis of technology with usability, usefulness, aesthetics, and meaningfulness to the user. In this edition a new conceptual top-down design framework is introduced to help readers with this evolution. This entire edition is oriented toward an agile UX lifecycle process, explained in the funnel model of agile UX, as a better match to the now de facto standard agile approach to software engineering. To reflect these trends, even the subtitle of the book is changed to “Agile UX design for a quality user experience . Designed as a how-to-do-it handbook and field guide for UX professionals and a textbook for aspiring students, the book is accompanied by in-class exercises and team projects. The approach is practical rather than formal or theoretical. The primary goal is still to imbue an understanding of what a good user experience is and how to achieve it. To better serve this, processes, methods, and techniques are introduced early to establish process-related concepts as context for discussion in later chapters. Winner of a 2020 Textbook Excellence Award (College) (Texty) from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association A comprehensive textbook for UX/HCI/Interaction Design students readymade for the classroom, complete with instructors’ manual, dedicated web site, sample syllabus, examples, exercises, and lecture slides Features HCI theory, process, practice, and a host of real world stories and contributions from industry luminaries to prepare students for working in the field The only HCI textbook to cover agile methodology, design approaches, and a full, modern suite of classroom material (stemming from tried and tested classroom use by the authors)
Released on 2014-04-28Categories Computers

UX For Dummies

UX For Dummies

Author: Kevin P. Nichols

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118852781

Category: Computers

Page: 347

View: 533

Get up to speed quickly on the latest in user experience strategy and design UX For Dummies is a hands-on guide to developing and implementing user experience strategy. Written by globally-recognized UX consultants, this essential resource provides expert insight and guidance on using the tools and techniques that create a great user experience, along with practical advice on implementing a UX strategy that aligns with your organisation's business goals and philosophy. You'll learn how to integrate web design, user research, business planning and data analysis to focus your company's web presence on the needs of your customers, gaining the skills you need to be effective in the field of user experience design. Whether it's the interface, graphics, industrial design, physical interaction or a user manual, being anything less than on point can negatively affect customer satisfaction and retention. User experience design fully encompasses traditional human-computer interaction design, and extends it to address all aspects of a product or service as perceived by users. UX For Dummies provides comprehensive guidance to professionals looking to understand and apply effective UX strategies. Defines UX and offers assistance with determining users and modelling the user experience Provides details on creating a content strategy and building information architectures Explores visual design and designing for specific channels Delves into UX testing and methods for keeping your site relevant The UX field is growing rapidly as companies realise that meeting your business goals requires a web presence aligned with customer needs. This alignment demands smart strategy and even smarter design. Consultants, designers and practitioners must all be on board if the result is to be cohesive and effective. UX For Dummies provides the information and expert advice you need to get up to speed quickly.
Released on 2021-07-03Categories Computers

Design, User Experience, and Usability: UX Research and Design

Design, User Experience, and Usability: UX Research and Design

Author: Marcelo M. Soares

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030782214

Category: Computers

Page: 670

View: 257

This three volume set LNCS 12779, 12780, and 12781 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021, which took place in July 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The total of 1276 papers and 241 posters included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. The papers of DUXU 2021, Part I, are organized in topical sections named: UX Design Methods and Techniques; Methods and Techniques for UX Research; Visual Languages and Information Visualization; Design Education and Practice.
Released on 2021-11-01Categories Computers

Get Into UX

Get Into UX

Author: Vy Alechnavicius

Publisher: Experience Designed

ISBN: 9781399910262

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 116

Get Into UX book is a career advice book written to help new and experienced designers get unstuck in their pursuits to get UX jobs. The UX field has been booming for years, and as a result, a landslide of new talent has been flooding the market. All of the newcomers want to learn user experience design or research as fast as possible and get paid professional positions. However, only a fraction of them breaks into the field. On the one hand, you have young designers struggling to find jobs, and on the other hand, managers who can’t find enough experienced talent. Often this is attributed to uninformed gurus, hasty bootcamps and other get-into-UX-quick schemes that overpromise, but never make anyone fully market-ready. Why do they not work? As a discipline, UX is too complex to graduate into overnight. It requires months and often years of commitment to do it justice. That doesn’t mean you cannot shorten this journey. This book is a foolproof guide to correct course and help UX researchers and designers like you focus on the right things to get the job you want. Every chapter is written to give you insights and practical tools that you need to: Set yourself apart from the majority of entry and junior-level applicants by genuinely understanding what UX is and what it isn't; It's time to distil user experience design into an effective workflow that adds clarity and pulls you out of the crowd of the unsure. Set up your UX career for long term success; learn the craft that is challenging, rewarding and futureproof. This means buckling up for the long term development but starting now. Overcome the self-sabotaging actions by focusing on the right things. Have you ever wondered why some UX designers get ahead quickly, and others don’t? Hint: it's rarely to do with external factors. Shorten your journey from beginner to pro by using field-proven strategies and specific tactics. You’ll learn how to go from awareness to 'can do' without getting stuck. Ace your UX portfolio, resumes, and interviews by showcasing your skills in the right way and for the right audiences. We'll unpack the essentials and the small yet critical detail to get your foot in the door. In this book you will find a few sections with the following progressive to your journey chapters: I: Understand what UX is and what it isn’t II: Plan your future in UX III: Gain a deep understanding of UX IV: Practice UX and collect the evidence along the way V: Demonstrate the evidence VI: Get the job VII: Build forward momentum About the author Vy (Vytautas) Alechnavicius is a design leader, seasoned and award-winning user experience and user research team manager, hiring manager and design educator to many. Over the past decade, Vy has been involved in UX driven projects from public services, healthcare, finance, transport, retail, and many other industries. Vy has established and grown small-to-large experience design and research teams, mentored and up-skilled the up-and-coming UX designers, and helped shape local and wider-reach design communities. On a typical day, you’ll find him in his office working on the next project, most recently that’s been focussed on giving back to the wider experience design community.
Released on 2020-05-05Categories Business & Economics

Digital (R)evolution

Digital (R)evolution

Author: Yuri B. Aguiar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119619734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 684

Why digital transformation is necessary and how to develop and execute a successful digital transformation strategy Even though the term ‘Digital Transformation’ is prevalent throughout the current business landscape, various misunderstandings and misconceptions are often attached to it. Everyone agrees that digital transformation is essential for any enterprise, but few can define what it actually means to the modern business. Digital transformation does not specifically or exclusively define the consequences of digital technology. The term refers to the fact that technology, which happens to be digital, enables people to solve their traditional problems with digital solutions. It’s not to say that their problems could not be solved using the older methods, they simply prefer the new way. Digital (R)evolution: Strategies to Accelerate Business Transformation explains why digital transformation is necessary and provides a framework for executing an effective implementation strategy. Filing a significant gap in current knowledge, this timely book helps senior executives and technology leaders create practical strategies which, when correctly applied, lead to successful digital transformation. Author Yuri Aguiar, Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer at The Ogilvy Group, shares his real-world insights on developing new, digital-based business models and internal processes. Written in clear, straightforward language, this valuable guide: · Serves as a blueprint for successful digital transformation in any enterprise or organization · Addresses the strategy and governance requirements of businesses regardless of industry · Features in-depth, firsthand examples of various transformation strategies · Explains the factors than cause strategies to succeed or fail Digital (R)evolution: Strategies to Accelerate Business Transformation is a much-needed resource for C-suite executives, corporate board members, corporate attorneys, investors, and venture capitalists.
Released on 2019-06-27Categories Architecture

Desire Lines

Desire Lines

Author: Lesley Malone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000701333

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 714

Desire lines are the paths that people create through regular usage. They appear where people repeatedly choose to walk and usually signify a route from A to B that’s quicker than the formal path provided. In most cases they indicate the mismatch between what local people want and what designers think people want. By employing some social research basics in the design development process, placemakers can work more meaningfully with local communities to meet their needs and aspirations. This is a practical guide to running public consultations, co-design and community engagement to help practitioners make the most of local knowledge and insight for the benefit of design. It offers guidance on managing community participation, and unapologetically aims to encourage designers to start thinking like social researchers when they undertake these programmes. It’s intended for placemakers - architects, urban designers, landscape architects, and other built environment professionals involved in the planning and design of public realm - who want to develop more people-centred, community-led design approaches.
Released on 2013-12-11Categories Computers

Institutionalization of UX

Institutionalization of UX

Author: Eric Schaffer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780133123814

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 893

“This book is a great how-to manual for people who want to bring the benefits of improved user experience to their companies. It’s thorough yet still accessible for the smart businessperson. I’ve been working with user-centered design for over twenty years, and I found myself circling tips and tricks.” –Harley Manning, vice president & research director, customer experience, Forrester Research ”Some argue that the big advances in our impact on user experience will come from better methods or new technologies. Some argue that they will come from earlier involvement in the design and development process. The biggest impact, however, will come as more and more companies realize the benefits of user-centered design and build cultures that embrace it. Eric offers a practical roadmap to get there.” –Arnie Lund, connected experience labs technology leader and human—systems interaction lab manager, GE Global Research “User experience issues are a key challenge for development of increasingly complex products and services. This book provides much-needed insights to help managers achieve their key objectives and to develop more successful solutions.” –Aaron Marcus, president, Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. “This handy book should be required reading for any executive champions of change in any development organization making products that demand a compelling user experience. It does an excellent job in laying the foundation for incorporating user experience engineering concepts and best practices into these corporations. In today’s competitive economy, business success will greatly depend on instituting the changes in design methods and thinking that are so clearly and simply put forth in this most practical and useful book.” –Ed Israelski, director, human factors, AbbVie “If you’re tasked with building a user-experience practice in a large organization, this book is for you (and your boss). Informed by years of case studies and consulting experience, Eric Schaffer provides the long view, clearly describing what to expect, what to avoid, and how to succeed in establishing user-centered principles at your company.” –Pat Malecek, former user experience manager, AVP, CUA, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. ”For those of us who have evangelized user experience for so many years, we finally have a book that offers meaningful insights that can only come from years of practical experience in the real world. Here is a wonderful guide for all who wish to make user experience a ‘way of life’ for their companies.” –Feliça Selenko, Ph.D., former principal technical staff member, AT&T “Dr. Schaffer’s mantra is that the main differentiator for companies of the future will be the ability to build practical, useful, usable, and satisfying user experiences. This is a book that provides the road map necessary to allow your organization to achieve these goals.” –Colin Hynes, president, UX Inc. Computer hardware no longer provides a competitive edge. Software has become a broadly shared commodity. A new differentiator has emerged in information technology: user experience (UX). Executives recognize that the customer satisfaction that applications and websites provide directly impacts a company’s stock price. While UX practitioners know how to design usable, engaging applications that create good user experiences, establishing that process on an industrial scale poses critical IT challenges for an organization. How do you build user-centered design into your culture? What infrastructure do you need in order to make UX design faster, cheaper, and better? How do you create the organizational structure and staffing solution that will support UX design over time? Institutionalization of UX shows how to develop a mature, user-centered design practice within an enterprise. Eric Schaffer guides readers step by step through a solid methodology for institutionalizing UX, providing practical advice on the organizational change, milestones, toolsets, infrastructure, staffing, governance, and long-term operations needed to achieve fully mature UX engineering. First published in 2004 as Institutionalization of Usability, this new, expanded edition looks beyond the science of usability to the broader, deeper implications of UX: Once customers can use your applications and websites easily, how does your organization ensure that those engagements are satisfying, engaging, and relevant? Contextual innovation expert Apala Lahiri contributes a new chapter on managing cultural differences for international organizations. Whether you are an executive leading the institutional-ization process, a manager supporting the transition of your organization’s UX practice, or an engineer working on UX issues, this guide will help you build a mature and sustainable practice in UX design.
Released on 2019-08-13Categories Technology & Engineering

Human Systems Engineering and Design II

Human Systems Engineering and Design II

Author: Tareq Ahram

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030279288

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1105

View: 477

This book focuses on novel design and systems engineering approaches, including theories and best practices, for promoting a better integration of people and engineering systems. It covers a range of hot topics related to: development of human-centered systems; interface design and human-computer interaction; usability and user experience; emergent properties of human behavior; innovative materials in manufacturing, biomechanics, and sports medicine, safety engineering and systems complexity business analytics, design and technology and many more. The book, which gathers selected papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications (IHSED 2019), held on September 16-18, 2019, at Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany, provides researchers, practitioners and program managers with a snapshot of the state-of-the-art and current challenges in the field of human systems engineering and design.