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Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
By Robert Hoekman Jr.
Publisher: New Riders
Pub Date: October 12, 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-321-45345-X
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-321-45345-7
Pages: 256

Table of Contents  | Index

        Chapter 1.  Defining the Obvious
      What Is 'the Obvious'?
      How Do You Design the Obvious?
      The Framework for Obvious Design
        Chapter 2.  Understand Users, Then Ignore Them
      Understand How Users Think They Do Things
      Understand How Users Actually Do Things
      Know How to Uncover Reality
      Design for the Activity
      Write Use Cases
        Chapter 3.  Build Only What Is Absolutely Necessary
      More Features, More Frustration
      Think Different
      Drop Nice-to-Have Features
        Chapter 4.  Support the User's Mental Model
      Understanding Mental Models
      Design for Mental Models
      Eliminate Implementation Models
      Prototype the Design
      Test It Out
        Chapter 5.  Turn Beginners Into Intermediates, Immediately
      Use Up-to-Speed Aids
      Choose Good Defaults
      Design for Information
      Stop Getting Up to Speed and Speed Things Up
      Provide Help Documents, Because Help Is for Experts
        Chapter 6.  Handle Errors Wisely
      Prevent and Catch Errors with Poka-yoke Devices
      Ditch Anything Modal
      Write Error Messages That Help Instead of Hurt
      Create Forgiving Software
        Chapter 7.  Design for Uniformity, Consistency, and Meaning
      Design for Uniformity
      Be Consistent Across Applications
      Leverage Irregularity to Create Meaning and Importance
        Chapter 8.  Reduce and Refine
      Cluttered Task Flows
      Clean Up the Mess
      Practice Kaizen
      Eliminate Waste
      Put Just-In-Time Design and Review To Work
        Chapter 9.  Don't Innovate When You Can Elevate
      The problem with innovative thinking
      Elevate the User Experience
      Seek Out and Learn from Great Examples
      Elevate the Standards
      Take Out All the Good Lines
      Get in the Game

Designing the Obvious. A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
ISBN: 032145345X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 81

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