Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Anglais) Broché – 13 octobre 2000
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People won't use your web site if they can't find their way around it. Whether you call it usability, ease-of-use, or just good design, companies staking their fortunes and their futures on their Web sites are starting to recognize that it's a bottom-line issue. In Don't Make Me Think, usability expert Steve Krug distills his years of experience and observation into clear, practical--and often amusing--common sense advice for the people in the trenches (the designers, programmers, writers, editors, and Webmasters), the people who tell them what to do (project managers, business planners, and marketing people), and even the people who sign the checks.
Krug's clearly explained, easily absorbed principles will help you sleep better at night knowing that all the hard work going into your site is producing something that people will actually want to use.
Biographie de l'auteur
Steve Krug is a highly respected usability consultant who has worked quietly for years for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, BarnesandNoble.com, Excite@Home, and Circle.com. Don't Make Me Think! is the product of more than ten years experience as a user advocate.
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Je pensais avoir acheté un livre qui m'expliquait en partie ce que je savais déjà, j'ai en fait acheté un livre qui m'a fait remarquer ce que je savais et que je ne mettais pas en pratique...
Ensuite, vous plongerez dans le monde fantastique des tests d’utilisabilité... Ces tests vous aideront à avoir une vision plus claire de la manière dont les utilisateurs font usage de votre site, et vous permettront en outre de couper court aux réunions multidisciplinaires qui s’enlisent en recentrant la discussion sur des faits observés plutôt que sur des préférences personnelles et/ou des intérêts individuels.
Vous apprendrez comment mettre en place un test utilisateur, tester votre site et, surtout, comment défendre votre projet d’utilisabilité auprès du Management et les rallier à votre cause.
Enfin, vous parcourrez les spécificités de l’utilisabilité pour le mobile, et différents aspects liés à l‘accessibilité des sites web.
Un ouvrage synthétique et pratique à destination de toute personne impliquée dans la conception/gestion de projets web et souhaitant améliorer l’expérience utilisateur de son site.
Le must have pour les bonnes pratiques !
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I think this book should be read by anyone involved in the website development. Is is easy to read, very practical, full of suggestions and colorful illustrations. I particularly liked a comparison of website sections to street signs, and the idea that there is always "just one more thing". I have to admit it, this book is both informative and entertaining.
Now, I am reviewing the third edition published in 2014. Currently, it is November 2016, so, inevitably, some information is no longer of current interest. Mr. Krug talks about a mobile version of websites, but the book was released before Google's "Mobilegeddon", therefore, not having a mobile site isn't even an option anymore. In the same chapter, he assembled a camera using a lightweight reading lamp and attached detailed instructions and photos. It just made me laugh )) Does it really need the instructions? Besides, why not use a GoPro?
Having said that, I really enjoyed the book. Yes, sometimes, it might a little bit too obvious , but it doesn't diminish the fact that this a very useful reading material for all your team members working on a new website. Have fun!
Almost all of us have gone to a website that's hard to use or bought a product that required serious thinking to figure out how to use it. Krug uses plain language to describe how to make things easy to use, which makes life a lot easier for product users.
Today we all live by the web, through smart phones and PCs, apps and websites, not to mention social networks that I personally have not yet discovered. The web and its usability is part of our common language, a new alphabet, grammar and syntax we have had to learn to live in our world and get along in our profession and free time. But if you met a person who was only able to speak and not read and write you would say he is an analphabet, the same is not true for a user of the web from whom no one expects she/he be able of composing or better designing a website or an app.
Presently, many domain professionals are willing to designing web content necessary for their specific necessities, but not yet able to do it by themselves and look for “primers” or “how to..” books to help them start or go pro in this activity.
“Don’t make met think” is I believe one of the basic books to learn from. Not only it is easy to read and very clear, but it is also funny, entertaining, full of useful information and at the same time systematic and complete.
Steven Krug is evidently a guru of web usability and he has reached the 3rd edition of his book that has filled the minds and hearts of thousands of computer people. It has been and is so popular I believe because it gets to the point of how to think before starting to design. In some ways it is almost a psychology text or better it uses a practical psychological approach to give simple directives to follow in order to keep on the right tract while carrying out design. It sidetracks into information on attention, the use of time, expert remarks on design and interfaces and also on how people actually think. A whole chapter is focused on ethics of web design: a web site should be a “mensche” or as we would say in Italian “un uomo d’onore”, a man of honor, and another on mobile applications with all their space related problems.
So, if you are a information technology specialist or if you are an amateur wanting to learn how to design an app or a website, this book is a good point to start from. Read it, love it and treasure its teachings.