Usability for the Web: Designing Web Sites that Work / Edition 1

Usability for the Web: Designing Web Sites that Work / Edition 1

by Tom Brinck, Darren Gergle
     
 

Every stage in the design of a new web site is an opportunity to meet or miss deadlines and budgetary goals. Every stage is an opportunity to boost or undercut the site's usability.

This book tells you how to design usable web sites in a systematic process applicable to almost any business need. You get practical advice on managing the project and incorporating

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Overview

Every stage in the design of a new web site is an opportunity to meet or miss deadlines and budgetary goals. Every stage is an opportunity to boost or undercut the site's usability.

This book tells you how to design usable web sites in a systematic process applicable to almost any business need. You get practical advice on managing the project and incorporating usability principles from the project's inception. This systematic usability process for web design has been developed by the authors and proven again and again in their own successful businesses.

A beacon in a sea of web design titles, this book treats web site usability as a preeminent, practical, and realizable business goal, not a buzzword or abstraction. The book is written for web designers and web project managers seeking a balance between usability goals and business concerns.

Features

  • Examines the entire spectrum of usability issues, including architecture, navigation, graphical presentation, and page structure.
  • Explains clearly the steps relevant to incorporating usability into every stage of the web development process, from requirements to tasks analysis, prototyping and mockups, to user testing, revision, and even postlaunch evaluations.
  • Includes forms, checklists, and practical techniques that you can easily incorporate into your own projects.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558606586
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/29/2001
Series:
Interactive Technologies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Pervasive Usability
Chapter 1. Usability throughout the Design Process
Chapter 2. Target Audience and Target Platforms
Chapter 3. User Needs Analysis
Conceptual Design
Chapter 4. Task Analysis
Chapter 5. Information Architecture
Mockups and Prototypes
Chapter 6. Page Layout
Chapter 7. Envisioning Design
Production
Chapter 8. Writing for the Web
Chapter 9. Design Elements
Chapter 10. Usability in Software Development
Launch
Chapter 11. Pre-Launch and Post-Launch
Evaluation
Chapter 12. Usability Evalutation

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