Archive for the ‘Not Tech’ Category

Book Extract :: Designing Web Usability

April 4, 2011

Book Extract

Please find the book extract of  Designing Web Usability.

Book Extract :: Defensive Design for the Web

March 13, 2011

Defensive Design For The Web

I wrote this book summary atleast 2 years back, when I was new to the field of UX. Please download the book extract of Defensive Design 4 the Web here.

Getting Real

March 2, 2011

Getting Real

 

Want to build a successful web app? Then it’s time to Get Real. Getting Real is a smaller, faster, better way to build software.

Getting Real is about skipping all the stuff that represents real (charts, graphs, boxes, arrows, schematics, wireframes, etc.) and actually building the real thing.

Getting real is less. Less mass, less software, less features, less paperwork, less of everything that’s not essential (and most of what you think is essential actually isn’t).

Getting Real is staying small and being agile.

Getting Real starts with the interface, the real screens that people are going to use. It begins with what the customer actually experiences and builds backwards from there. This lets you get the interface right before you get the software wrong.

Getting Real is about iterations and lowering the cost of change. Getting Real is all about launching, tweaking, and constantly improving which makes it a perfect approach for web-based software.

Getting Real delivers just what customers need and eliminates anything they don’t.

Read it all @ http://gettingreal.37signals.com/toc.php

Book :: Web Design Fundamentals

February 16, 2011

I finished reading the book in like 1 hour and spent another making the presentation. See we are planning to start our recruiting next month and we are hiring only internees. I don’t have much time to train or orient everyone so I am making slideshare of what I learn everyday. If you like my slides please post a comment or drop an email. My Email address is dhanuka.navin@hotmail.com

[slideshare id=6942684&doc=webdesignfundamentals-110216021105-phpapp01]

Usability Testing – Rocket Surgery Made Easy

November 10, 2010

Usability Testing - Steve Krug

Finished reading the book. Its nice. Will write a book extract of the same this weekend.

Book Review -::- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

July 23, 2009

Don't Make Me Think - Steve Krug

Don’t Make Me Think – I bought this book quite a time back, and also finished reading it very soon (It took me 2 days, the book says it should be read in max 3-4 hours).

I have made a small extract of 8 pages from the book to use as guidelines for all my projects.

It is a very very good book to start with as far as Usability and User Experience is concerned.

Steve Krug the author has an accompanying website at http://www.sensible.com/ , and he rightly puts it as Advanced Common Sense Home.

Cool book, cool price, cool thoughts……go fot it.