UX for the Web

Build websites for user experience and usability

Author: Marli Ritter,Cara Winterbottom

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787126161

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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Learn how UX and design thinking can make your site stand out from the rest of the internet. About This Book Learn everything you need to know about UX for your Web Design. Design B2B, B2C websites that stand out from the competitors with this guide Enhance your business by improving customer accessibility and retention. Who This Book Is For If you're a designer, developer, or just someone who has the desire to create websites that are not only beautiful to look at but also easy to use and fully accessible to everyone, including people with special needs, UX for the Web will provide you with the basic building blocks to achieve just that. What You Will Learn Discover the fundamentals of UX and the User-Centered Design (UCD) Process. Learn how UX can enhance your brand and increase user retention Learn how to create the golden thread between your product and the user Use reliable UX methodologies to research and analyze data to create an effective UX strategy Bring your UX strategy to life with wireframes and prototypes Set measurable metrics and conduct user tests to improve digital products Incorporate the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to create accessible digital products In Detail If you want to create web apps that are not only beautiful to look at, but also easy to use and fully accessible to everyone, including people with special needs, this book will provide you with the basic building blocks to achieve just that. The book starts with the basics of UX, the relationship between Human-Centered Design (HCD), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and the User-Centered Design (UCD) Process; it gradually takes you through the best practices to create a web app that stands out from your competitors. You'll also learn how to create an emotional connection with the user to increase user interaction and client retention by different means of communication channels. We'll guide you through the steps in developing an effective UX strategy through user research and persona creation and how to bring that UX strategy to life with beautiful, yet functional designs that cater for complex features with micro interactions. Practical UX methodologies such as creating a solid Information Architecture (IA), wireframes, and prototypes will be discussed in detail. We'll also show you how to test your designs with representative users, and ensure that they are usable on different devices, browsers and assistive technologies. Lastly, we'll focus on making your web app fully accessible from a development and design perspective by taking you through the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Style and Approach This is an easy-to-understand step-by-step guide with full of examples to that will help you in creating good UX for your web applications.
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User Experience (UX) Design for Libraries

Author: Aaron Schmidt,Amanda Etches

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555707815

Category: Computers

Page: 112

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User experience (UX) characterizes how a person feels about using a product, system or service. UX design incorporates the practical aspects of utility, ease of use and efficiency to make your web design and functionality decisions with patrons in mind. This results in a better design, a more intuitive interface, and a more enjoyable experience. This book shows you how to get there by providing hands-on steps and best practices for UX design principles, practices, and tools to engage with patrons online and build the best web presence for your library. You ll find out how to conduct a usability test, perform a card sort, make decisions on how to build the architecture of your site, create personas as a cornerstone of your website planning process, create a content strategy, and perform an experience-based evaluation of your site.
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A Project Guide to UX Design

For user experience designers in the field or in the making

Author: Russ Unger,Carolyn Chandler

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132931729

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application that’s easily navigated and meets the needs of the site owner and its users. There’s a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, management skills, and business savvy. That’s where the updated edition of this important book comes in. With new information on design principles, mobile and gestural interactions, content strategy, remote research tools and more, you’ll learn to: Recognize the various roles in UX design, identify stakeholders, and enlist their support Obtain consensus from your team on project objectives Understand approaches such as Waterfall, Agile, and Lean UX Define the scope of your project and avoid mission creep Conduct user research in person or remotely, and document your findings Understand and communicate user behavior with personas Design and prototype your application or site Plan for development, product rollout, and ongoing quality assurance
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Design, User Experience, and Usability: Theories, Methods, and Tools for Designing the User Experience

Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, Held as Part of the HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Aaron Marcus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331907668X

Category: Computers

Page: 704

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The four-volume set LNCS 8517, 8518, 8519 and 8520 constitutes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design, User Experience and Usability, DUXU 2014, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in June 2014, jointly with 13 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation 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 total of 256 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this four-volume set. The 66 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on design theories, methods and tools; user experience evaluation; heuristic evaluation; media and design; design and creativity.
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UX for Developers

How to Integrate User-Centered Design Principles Into Your Day-to-Day Development Work

Author: Westley Knight

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484242270

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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Become more mindful of the user when building digital products, and learn how to integrate a user-centered approach into your thinking as a web or app developer. This book shows you how the user experience is the responsibility of everyone involved in creating the product and how to redefine development principles when building user-centered digital products. There are still many organizations that are not design driven, and the gap between stereotypical design and development teams needs to be bridged in order to build digital products that cater to the needs of real people. We are at a point where we see organizations that cannot bring the user experience into their core thinking falling behind their competitors. You'll see how to increase the level of UX maturity within any organization by tackling what is possibly the biggest stumbling block that stands between design and development: putting user needs ahead of system efficiency. UX for Developers shows how you can adjust your focus in order to be more mindful of the user when building digital products. Learn to care about what you build, not just for the system’s sake, but for those who will use what you build. What You'll Learn Understand what it means to build websites and applications for the user, rather than from a developer’s perspective. Review the soft skills required to build more usable digital products Discover the tools and techniques to adopt a user-focused approach to development. Improve communication throughout design and development, especially between developers and non-developers. Who This Book Is For Primary audience is Web/app developers that are looking to understand what it takes to build usable digital products. Secondary audience is UX Designers who are looking to understand the viewpoint of developers; Project managers and stakeholders who need to facilitate better working relationships between developers and designers.
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User Experience Design

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smashing Magazine

ISBN: 3943075230

Category:

Page: N.A

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User Experience (UX) can be strongly influenced by behavioral factors such as emotions, beliefs, preferences and even cultural backgrounds. Being aware of this, Web designers keep developing strategies to improve the overall UX with the help of storytelling, tools for problem solving, relationship engineering and costumer service improvement. This Smashing eBook User Experience Design provides you with insights on how to improve your website based on the most important UX principles. TABLE OF CONTENTS - Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed - Design Is About Solving Problems - A Design Is Only As Deep As It Is Usable - Designing The Well Tempered Web - Better User Experience With Storytelling Part 1 - Better User Experience With Storytelling Part 2 - Relationship Engineering Part 1 - Relationship Engineering Part 2 - Taking A Customer From Like To Love: The UX Of Long Term Relationships - Idiots, Drama Queens And Scammers: Improving Customer Service with UX
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The UX Book

Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience

Author: Rex Hartson,Pardha S. Pyla

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123852420

Category: Computers

Page: 968

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The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience aims to help readers learn how to create and refine interaction designs that ensure a quality user experience (UX). The book seeks to expand the concept of traditional usability to a broader notion of user experience; to provide a hands-on, practical guide to best practices and established principles in a UX lifecycle; and to describe a pragmatic process for managing the overall development effort. The book provides an iterative and evaluation-centered UX lifecycle template, called the Wheel, for interaction design. Key concepts discussed include contextual inquiry and analysis; extracting interaction design requirements; constructing design-informing models; design production; UX goals, metrics, and targets; prototyping; UX evaluation; the interaction cycle and the user action framework; and UX design guidelines. This book will be useful to anyone interested in learning more about creating interaction designs to ensure a quality user experience. These include interaction designers, graphic designers, usability analysts, software engineers, programmers, systems analysts, software quality-assurance specialists, human factors engineers, cognitive psychologists, cosmic psychics, trainers, technical writers, documentation specialists, marketing personnel, and project managers. A very broad approach to user experience through its components—usability, usefulness, and emotional impact with special attention to lightweight methods such as rapid UX evaluation techniques and an agile UX development process Universal applicability of processes, principles, and guidelines—not just for GUIs and the Web, but for all kinds of interaction and devices: embodied interaction, mobile devices, ATMs, refrigerators, and elevator controls, and even highway signage Extensive design guidelines applied in the context of the various kinds of affordances necessary to support all aspects of interaction Real-world stories and contributions from accomplished UX practitioners A practical guide to best practices and established principles in UX A lifecycle template that can be instantiated and tailored to a given project, for a given type of system development, on a given budget
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Practical Web Analytics for User Experience

How Analytics Can Help You Understand Your Users

Author: Michael Beasley

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124046940

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Practical Web Analytics for User Experience teaches you how to use web analytics to help answer the complicated questions facing UX professionals. Within this book, you'll find a quantitative approach for measuring a website's effectiveness and the methods for posing and answering specific questions about how users navigate a website. The book is organized according to the concerns UX practitioners face. Chapters are devoted to traffic, clickpath, and content use analysis, measuring the effectiveness of design changes, including A/B testing, building user profiles based on search habits, supporting usability test findings with reporting, and more. This is the must-have resource you need to start capitalizing on web analytics and analyze websites effectively. Discover concrete information on how web analytics data support user research and user-centered design Learn how to frame questions in a way that lets you navigate through massive amounts of data to get the answer you need Learn how to gather information for personas, verify behavior found in usability testing, support heuristic evaluation with data, analyze keyword data, and understand how to communicate these findings with business stakeholders
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Designed for Use

Create Usable Interfaces for Applications and the Web

Author: Lukas Mathis

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 1680505262

Category: Computers

Page: 338

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This book is for designers, developers, and product managers who are charged with what sometimes seems like an impossible task: making sure products work the way your users expect them to. You'll find out how to design applications and websites that people will not only use, but will absolutely love. The second edition brings the book up to date and expands it with three completely new chapters. Interaction design - the way the apps on our phones work, the way we enter a destination into our car's GPS - is becoming more and more important. Identify and fix bad software design by making usability the cornerstone of your design process. Lukas weaves together hands-on techniques and fundamental concepts. Each technique chapter explains a specific approach you can use to make your product more user friendly, such as storyboarding, usability tests, and paper prototyping. Idea chapters are concept-based: how to write usable text, how realistic your designs should look, when to use animations. This new edition is updated and expanded with new chapters covering requirements gathering, how the design of data structures influences the user interface, and how to do design work as a team. Through copious illustrations and supporting psychological research, expert developer and user interface designer Lukas Mathis gives you a deep dive into research, design, and implementation--the essential stages in designing usable interfaces for applications and websites. Lukas inspires you to look at design in a whole new way, explaining exactly what to look for - and what to avoid - in creating products that get people excited.
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Designing Search

UX Strategies for eCommerce Success

Author: Greg Nudelman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118109953

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Best practices, practical advice, and design ideas forsuccessful ecommerce search A glaring gap has existed in the market for a resource thatoffers a comprehensive, actionable design patterns and designstrategies for ecommerce search—but no longer. With thisinvaluable book, user experience designer and user researcher GregNudelman shares his years of experience working on popularecommerce sites as he tackles even the most difficult ecommercesearch design problems. Nudelman helps you create highly effectiveand intuitive ecommerce search design solutions and he takes aunique forward-thinking look at trends such as integratingsearching with browsing to create a single-finding userinterface. Offers much-needed insight on how to create ecommerce searchexperiences that truly benefit online shoppers Juxtaposes examples of common design pitfalls against examplesof highly effective ecommerce search design solutions Presents comprehensive guidance on ecommerce search designstrategies for the Web, mobile phone applications, and new tabletdevices Shares the author's years of unique experience working withecommerce from the perspective of the user’s experience Designing ecommerce Search is mandatory reading if youare interested in orchestrating successful ecommerce searchstrategies.
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