Joy of UX, The ePUB

Level/Grade: Professional
Author(s): Platt, D
ISBN: 9780134277806
License: Perpetual licence
File type: ePub
Master user experience and interaction design from the developer's perspective.

For modern developers, UX expertise is indispensable: without outstanding user experience, your software will fail. Now, David Platt has written the first and only comprehensive developer's guide to achieving a world-class user experience. Quality user experience isn't hard, but it does require developers to think in new ways. The Joy of UX shows you how, with plenty of concrete examples.

Firmly grounded in reality, this guide will help you optimise usability and engagement while also coping with difficult technical, schedule and budget constraints. Platt's technology-agnostic approach illuminates all the principles, techniques and best practices you need to build great user experiences for the web, mobile devices and desktop environments. He covers the entire process, from user personas and stories through wireframes, layouts and execution. He also addresses key issues – such as telemetry and security – that many other UX guides ignore. You'll find all the resources and artifacts you need: complete case studies, sample design documents, testing plans and more.

This guide shows you how to:
  • Recognise and avoid pitfalls that lead to poor user experiences;
  • Learn the crucial difference between design and mere decoration;
  • Put yourself in your users' shoes – understand what they want (and where, when and why);
  • Test your sketches on real users or appropriate surrogates;
  • Use analytics to interpret the data you've captured accurately;
  • Solve unique experience problems presented by mobile environments; and
  • Secure your app without compromising usability any more than necessary.
Benefits of the ePUB format​ include:​
  • The ability to view on ​a ​desktop computer, notebook or tablet;
  • The ability to adjust fonts, rotate and flip pages, causing content to reflow to fit the device's screen giving the user a more flexible experience; and
  • The ability to take notes, highlight and bookmark.
Country South Africa
Product Type Text Book
Author(s) Platt, D
Level/Grade Professional
Brand Not applicable
Imprint Addison Wesley
ISBN 9780134277806
Licence Perpetual licence
File type ePub
Format ePUB3
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