Communicating the User Experience

A Practical Guide for Creating Useful UX Documentation

Author: Richard Caddick,Steve Cable

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119972043

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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A clear and focused guide to creating useful user experience documentation As web sites and applications become richer and more complex, the user experience (UX) becomes critical to their success. This indispensible and full-color book provides practical guidance on this growing field and shares valuable UX advice that you can put into practice immediately on your own projects. The authors examine why UX is gaining so much interest from web designers, graduates, and career changers and looks at the new UX tools and ideas that can help you do your job better. In addition, you'll benefit from the unique insight the authors provide from their experiences of working with some of the world's best-known companies, learning how to take ideas from business requirements, user research, and documentation to create and develop your UX vision. Explains how to create documentation that clearly communicates the vision for the UX design and the blueprint for how it's going to be developed Provides practical guidance that you can put to work right away on their own projects Looks at the new UX tools and ideas that are born every day, aimed at helping you do your job better and more efficiently Covers a variety of topics including user journeys, task models, funnel diagrams, content audits, sitemaps, wireframes, interactive prototypes, and more Communicating the User Experience is an ideal resource for getting started with creating UX documentation.
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Beautiful Testing

Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software

Author: Adam Goucher,Tim Riley

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144938868X

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it's a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas. Beautiful Testing offers 23 essays from 27 leading testers and developers that illustrate the qualities and techniques that make testing an art. Through personal anecdotes, you'll learn how each of these professionals developed beautiful ways of testing a wide range of products -- valuable knowledge that you can apply to your own projects. Here's a sample of what you'll find inside: Microsoft's Alan Page knows a lot about large-scale test automation, and shares some of his secrets on how to make it beautiful Scott Barber explains why performance testing needs to be a collaborative process, rather than simply an exercise in measuring speed Karen Johnson describes how her professional experience intersected her personal life while testing medical software Rex Black reveals how satisfying stakeholders for 25 years is a beautiful thing Mathematician John D. Cook applies a classic definition of beauty, based on complexity and unity, to testing random number generators All author royalties will be donated to the Nothing But Nets campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease that kills millions of children in Africa each year. This book includes contributions from: Adam Goucher Linda Wilkinson Rex Black Martin Schröder Clint Talbert Scott Barber Kamran Khan Emily Chen Brian Nitz Remko Tronçon Alan Page Neal Norwitz Michelle Levesque Jeffrey Yasskin John D. Cook Murali Nandigama Karen N. Johnson Chris McMahon Jennitta Andrea Lisa Crispin Matt Heusser Andreas Zeller David Schuler Tomasz Kojm Adam Christian Tim Riley Isaac Clerencia
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UX Strategy

How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want

Author: Jaime Levy

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449373011

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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User experience (UX) strategy requires a careful blend of business strategy and UX design, but until now, there hasn’t been an easy-to-apply framework for executing it. This hands-on guide introduces lightweight strategy tools and techniques to help you and your team craft innovative multi-device products that people want to use. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world examples throughout, you’ll also gain different perspectives on the subject through interviews with top strategists. Define and validate your target users through provisional personas and customer discovery techniques Conduct competitive research and analysis to explore a crowded marketplace or an opportunity to create unique value Focus your team on the primary utility and business model of your product by running structured experiments using prototypes Devise UX funnels that increase customer engagement by mapping desired user actions to meaningful metrics
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Jump-start Your Career as a Digital Librarian

A LITA Guide

Author: Jane D. Monson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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The skills of digital librarianship are more crucial than ever, and these same skills are in high demand outside the field, from tech startups undertaking digitization projects to digital humanities centers bringing together professors, computer scientists, and information technologists. Map out your career in this fast-growing field with the full range of perspectives gathered in this clear, concise overview of the core concepts and competencies of digital librarianship. Twenty-one experienced practitioners from a variety of settings offer realistic views of today's job market, typical project dynamics, and employer expectations. Whether you're a new graduate just starting out or a seasoned professional transitioning from a more traditional area such as cataloging or archives, you'll benefit from this book's valuable coverage of topics such as * Activities and roles of the digital librarian, including management of digital projects and collaboration * Developing and using transferable skills * Becoming familiar with metadata * How digital librarians are re-shaping scholarly publishing * The concept and framework of digital preservation best practices * Technical competencies such as XML and content management systems Familiarity with digital practices is increasingly important for all information professionals, and this book offers a solid foundation in the discipline.
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Remote Research

Real Users, Real Time, Real Research

Author: Nate Bolt,Tony Tulathimutte

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Remote studies allow you to recruit subjects quickly, cheaply, and immediately, and give you the opportunity to observe users as they behave naturally in their own environment. In Remote Research, Nate Bolt and Tony Tulathimutte teach you how to design and conduct remote research studies, top to bottom, with little more than a phone and a laptop.
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Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques

14th International Conference, SoMet 2015, Naples, Italy, September 15-17, 2015. Proceedings

Author: Hamido Fujita,Guido Guizzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319226894

Category: Computers

Page: 636

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This book constitutes the best papers selection from the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Software Methodologies, Tools and Techniques, SoMeT 2015, held in Naples, Italy, in September 2015. The 47 full papers presented together with one short paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 118 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on embedded and mobile software systems, theory and application; real-time systems; requirement engineering, high-assurance and testing system; social networks and big data; cloud computing and semantic web; artificial intelligence techniques and intelligent system design; software development and integration; security and software methodologies for reliable software design; new software techniques in image processing and computer graphics; software applications systems for medical health care.
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Designing Great Data Products

Author: Jeremy Howard,Margit Zwemer,Mike Loukides

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449333680

Category: Computers

Page: 23

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In the past few years, we’ve seen many data products based on predictive modeling. These products range from weather forecasting to recommendation engines like Amazon's. Prediction technology can be interesting and mathematically elegant, but we need to take the next step: going from recommendations to products that can produce optimal strategies for meeting concrete business objectives. We already know how to build these products: they've been in use for the past decade or so, but they're not as common as they should be. This report shows how to take the next step: to go from simple predictions and recommendations to a new generation of data products with the potential to revolutionize entire industries.
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Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust

4th International Conference, HAS 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17-22, 2016, Proceedings

Author: Theo Tryfonas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319393812

Category: Computers

Page: 289

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust, HAS 2016, held as part of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2016, held in Toronto, ON, Canada, in July 2016 and received a total of 4354 submissions, of which 1287 papers were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The 25 papers presented in the HAS 2016 proceedings are organized in topical sections as follows: human factors of authentication; security, privacy, and human behavior; and security technologies.
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User Interface Design for Programmers

Author: Avram Joel Spolsky

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430208570

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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Most programmers' fear of user interface (UI) programming comes from their fear of doing UI design. They think that UI design is like graphic design—the mysterious process by which creative, latte-drinking, all-black-wearing people produce cool-looking, artistic pieces. Most programmers see themselves as analytic, logical thinkers instead—strong at reasoning, weak on artistic judgment, and incapable of doing UI design. In this brilliantly readable book, author Joel Spolsky proposes simple, logical rules that can be applied without any artistic talent to improve any user interface, from traditional GUI applications to websites to consumer electronics. Spolsky's primary axiom, the importance of bringing the program model in line with the user model, is both rational and simple. In a fun and entertaining way, Spolky makes user interface design easy for programmers to grasp. After reading User Interface Design for Programmers, you'll know how to design interfaces with the user in mind. You'll learn the important principles that underlie all good UI design, and you'll learn how to perform usability testing that works.
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How to Break Web Software

Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services

Author: Mike Andrews,James A. Whittaker

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321657510

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Rigorously test and improve the security of all your Web software! It’s as certain as death and taxes: hackers will mercilessly attack your Web sites, applications, and services. If you’re vulnerable, you’d better discover these attacks yourself, before the black hats do. Now, there’s a definitive, hands-on guide to security-testing any Web-based software: How to Break Web Software. In this book, two renowned experts address every category of Web software exploit: attacks on clients, servers, state, user inputs, and more. You’ll master powerful attack tools and techniques as you uncover dozens of crucial, widely exploited flaws in Web architecture and coding. The authors reveal where to look for potential threats and attack vectors, how to rigorously test for each of them, and how to mitigate the problems you find. Coverage includes · Client vulnerabilities, including attacks on client-side validation · State-based attacks: hidden fields, CGI parameters, cookie poisoning, URL jumping, and session hijacking · Attacks on user-supplied inputs: cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and directory traversal · Language- and technology-based attacks: buffer overflows, canonicalization, and NULL string attacks · Server attacks: SQL Injection with stored procedures, command injection, and server fingerprinting · Cryptography, privacy, and attacks on Web services Your Web software is mission-critical–it can’t be compromised. Whether you’re a developer, tester, QA specialist, or IT manager, this book will help you protect that software–systematically.
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Design to Thrive

Creating Social Networks and Online Communities that Last

Author: Tharon Howard

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080957203

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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Social networks and online communities are reshaping the way people communicate, both in their personal and professional lives. What makes some succeed and others fail? What draws a user in? What makes them join? What keeps them coming back? Entrepreneurs and businesses are turning to user experience practitioners to figure this out. Though they are well-equipped to evaluate and create a variety of interfaces, social networks require a different set of design principles and ways of thinking about the user in order to be successful. Design to Thrive presents tried and tested design methodologies, based on the author’s decades of research, to ensure successful and sustainable online communities -- whether a wiki for employees to share procedures and best practices or for the next Facebook. The book describes four criteria, called "RIBS," which are necessary to the design of a successful and sustainable online community. These concepts provide designers with the tools they need to generate informed creative and productive design ideas, to think proactively about the communities they are building or maintaining, and to design communities that encourage users to actively contribute. Provides essential tools to create thriving social networks, helping designers to avoid common pitfalls, avoid costly mistakes, and to ensure that communities meet client needs Contains real world stories from popular, well known communities to illustrate how the concepts work Features a companion online network that employs the techniques outlined in the book
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Democratizing Innovation

Author: Eric von Hippel

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262002744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and public policy.
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An Introduction To Usability

Author: Patrick W. Jordan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780748407620

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 136

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This work gives a broad introductory overview of the topic of usability. Firstly, usability is defined and a framework for identifying different aspects of usability is given. The main principles for creating usable designs are expounded, followed by practical advice as to how to design usable products. The book then tackles the issue of usability evaluation - a series of evaluation methods are described, followed by practical advice as to how to conduct the evaluation. The book draws on examples from software design and product design generally. This means whilst human-computer interaction HCI is a central issue in the book, other usability issues are also covered.
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Zombie Felties

How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead

Author: Nicola Tedman,Sarah Skeate

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449418627

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

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Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate awaken their inner George A. Romero and focus their creative attention on the malleable, fuzzy softness of felt inside Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead. Inside, crafters will find instructions for more than 15 zombie creatures, including a Romero-esque Day of the Dead Zombie. Additional Zombie Feltie projects include: * Zombie Bride * Zombie Puppy * Vampire Zombie * Zombie Bunny * Folklore Zombie * Zombie Surfer, and more! With only the most basic of sewing skills, crafters can raise their own macabre multitude of Zombie Feltie creations from the undead with an average construction time of less than one hour per pattern. Each design includes a full-color photograph of the finished project, as well as an illustrated, instructional overview, pattern diagrams, and a convenient list of everything needed to complete the project. Zombie Feltie friends can be customized with limitless embellishments and they make great Halloween decorations, party favors, finger puppets, key rings, and even mobile phone mascots. Get ready to shudder as you stitch!
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Landing Page Optimization

The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions

Author: Tim Ash,Maura Ginty,Rich Page

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234537

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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A fully updated guide to making your landing pages profitable Effective Internet marketing requires that you test and optimize your landing pages to maximize exposure and conversion rate. This second edition of a bestselling guide to landing page optimization includes case studies with before-and-after results as well as new information on web site usability. It covers how to prepare all types of content for testing, how to interpret results, recognize the seven common design mistakes, and much more. Included is a gift card for Google AdWords. Features fully updated information and case studies on landing page optimization Shows how to use Google's Website Optimizer tool, what to test and how to prepare your site for testing, the pros and cons of different test strategies, how to interpret results, and common site design mistakes Provides a step-by-step implementation plan and advice on getting support and resources Landing Page Optimization, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to increasing conversions and improving profits.
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Interface Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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A Web for Everyone

Designing Accessible User Experiences

Author: Sarah Horton,Whitney Quesenbery

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 193382039X

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 2298

If you are in charge of the user experience, development, or strategy for a web site, A Web for Everyone will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation. Rooted in universal design principles, this book provides solutions: practical advice and examples of how to create sites that everyone can use.
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Interviewing Users

How to Uncover Compelling Insights

Author: Steve Portigal

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 1818

Interviewing is a foundational user research tool that people assume they already possess. Everyone can ask questions, right? Unfortunately, that's not the case. Interviewing Users provides invaluable interviewing techniques and tools that enable you to conduct informative interviews with anyone. You'll move from simply gathering data to uncovering powerful insights about people.
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Feast Upon the Word

7 Effective Tips to Improve Scripture Study

Author: Jared Hansen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532742934

Category:

Page: 102

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Do you ever wonder why you don't get anything out of studying the scriptures? Do you wish you had the pluck to make it through the Isaiah chapters in Second Nephi? This book will inspire bravery, courage, and hope so you can triumph in your studies. These 7 simple tips will jump-start your studies into faith-promoting events. Your testimony will flourish and revelation will pour out upon your heart as you implement the suggestions from this book.
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