Designing the Moment: Web Interface Design Concepts in Action (Voices that Matter Series)

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The trick to great design is knowing how to think through each decision so that users don't have to. In Designing the Moment: Web Interface Design Concepts in Action, Robert Hoekman, Jr., author of Designing the Obvious, presents over 30 stories that illustrate how to put good design principles to work on real-world web application interfaces to make them obvious and compelling. From the first impression to the last, Hoekman takes a think out loud approach to interface design to show us how to look critically at ...
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Overview

The trick to great design is knowing how to think through each decision so that users don't have to. In Designing the Moment: Web Interface Design Concepts in Action, Robert Hoekman, Jr., author of Designing the Obvious, presents over 30 stories that illustrate how to put good design principles to work on real-world web application interfaces to make them obvious and compelling. From the first impression to the last, Hoekman takes a think out loud approach to interface design to show us how to look critically at design decisions to ensure that human beings, the kind that make mistakes and do things we don't expect, can walk away from our software feeling productive, respected, and smart.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321535085
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • Publication date: 4/24/2008
  • Series: Voices that Matter Series
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 1,291,580
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Hoekman, Jr, is a passionate and outspoken user experience specialist and a prolific writer who has written dozens of articles and has worked with Seth Godin (Squidoo), Adobe, Automattic, United Airlines, DoTheRightThing.com, and countless others.

He also gives in-house training sessions and has spoken at industry events all over the world, including An Event Apart, Web App Summit, SXSW, Future of Web Design, and many others.

Robert is the author of the Amazon bestseller Designing the Obvious and its follow-up, Designing the Moment. His newest book, Web Anatomy, was coauthored by Jared Spool.

Learn more about Robert at rhjr.net. He is "rhjr" on Twitter.

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Table of Contents

PART I: GETTING ORIENTED
Chapter 1: Designing the First Impression
Chapter 2: Showing Your Personality
Chapter 3: Zen and the Art of Navigation
Chapter 4: All Links Are Not Created Equal
Chapter 5: Getting Your Head Out of the Tag Cloud
PART II: LEARNING
Chapter 6: Surfacing the Trigger Words
Chapter 7: Labeling the Interface
Chapter 8: Beyond Words and Onto Video
PART III: SEARCHING
Chapter 9: Making Suggestions
Chapter 10: Getting Through the Results
Chapter 11: Refi ning Your Search
PART IV: DIVING IN
Chapter 12: Standardizing Playback Controls
Chapter 13: Nailing Form Layout
Chapter 14: Conquering the Wizard
Chapter 15: Going the Extra Mile with Inline Validation
Chapter 16: Simplifying Long Forms
Chapter 17: Getting Them Signed In
Chapter 18: Counting Characters
PART V: PARTICIPATING
Chapter 19: Building Profi les
Chapter 20: Editing
Chapter 21: Making Social Connections
Chapter 22: Designing the Obvious Blog
Chapter 23: Inviting Discussion
Chapter 24: Getting a Good Rating
PART VI: MANAGING INFORMATION
Chapter 25: Making RSS Meaningful
Chapter 26: Tagging It
Chapter 27: Getting Reorganized with Drag-and-Drop
Chapter 28: Managing Interruption with System Notifications
PART VII: MOVING ON
Chapter 29: Signing Off
Chapter 30: Dusting Off Dusty Users
Chapter 31: Letting Them Go
Conclusion: The Keys to Great Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2008

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    Like Roberts last book this one has some great ideas to inspire you. Each chapter is short and concise and deals with different design task topic. I've found this book to be both a fun and more advanced read over his previous book 'Designing the Obvious.' I really recommend you get the first book. I've met the author many times in person and he has some really great ideas. This book may

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