Books for the Business Analyst


The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things

The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things
Statistics: 323 Views // 0 Comments // Article Rating
Categories: Analysis & Design

Author: Karl Wiegers PhD
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1604271782

Have you ever noticed how many products appear to be designed by someone who has never used a product of that kind before? Nearly everyone has encountered websites, software apps, cars, appliances, and other products that made them wonder what the designers were thinking. The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things presents more than 160 examples of products that violate nine fundamental design principles, along with suggestions for improving many of the flawed user interfaces and other design problems. These examples of thoughtless design reveal 70 specific lessons that designers ought to heed as they craft the user experience, grouped by these design principles:

  • Make the product easy and obvious to use.
  • Consider realistic usage scenarios.
  • Consider a wide range of usage environments.
  • Make it hard to make a mistake.
  • Provide meaningful feedback.
  • Don't waste the user's time.
  • Design for the user's convenience.
  • Accommodate the range of human variation.
  • Place the minimum mental burden on the user.

This book describes numerous specific practices for enhancing product usability through usage-centered design strategies. You'll also see more than 40 products that exhibit particularly thoughtful designs, the kinds of products that surprise and delight users. Whether you're a designer, a product development manager, or a thoughtful and curious consumer, you'll find The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things engaging, informative, and insightful.

COMMENTS

Only registered users may post comments.

Want to Add a Book?

Think we are missing a book for the Business Analyst or Systems Analyst? TELL US! WE'LL ADD IT!
Enter your Email address
Enter your Name
Enter your message
Send

 

More BA Books

How to Write Effective Requirements for IT Solutions: An Exercise-Based eWorkbook for Defining IT Solutions Your Business REALLY Needs How to Write Effective Requirements for IT Solutions: An Exercise-Based eWorkbook for Defining IT Solutions Your Business REALLY Needs

The term “Business Requirement” (often used interchangeably with “User Requirement...


Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Strategy Success

Managing Business Analysis Services illustrates how to gain maximum utility from the BA role resulti...


Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics

"A very rich book sprinkled with real-life examples as well as battle-tested advice.” —Pierre Haren...


The Definite Guide on BABoK V3 Glossary : 600 terms explained The Definite Guide on BABoK V3 Glossary : 600 terms explained

Current BABoK® V3 glossary has 250 terms explained. This guide picks up many more terms which wi...


From Analyst to Leader: Elevating the Role of the Business Analyst From Analyst to Leader: Elevating the Role of the Business Analyst

A Volume of the Business Analysis Essential Library Series The business analysts serving as interna...


 



 

Copyright 2006-2021 by Modern Analyst Media LLC