Overview

Learn to:

  • Effectively apply UX strategies
  • Determine your users to create a meaningful experience
  • Build information architecture and content strategy
  • Embrace testing and metrics to keep your experience relevant

Apply UX strategies that align with business goals

If you want to learn the tools and techniques...

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UX For Dummies

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Overview

Learn to:

  • Effectively apply UX strategies
  • Determine your users to create a meaningful experience
  • Build information architecture and content strategy
  • Embrace testing and metrics to keep your experience relevant

Apply UX strategies that align with business goals

If you want to learn the tools and techniques necessary for effective user experience (UX) design, this hands-on guide has you covered. Written by a team of experts from one of the world’s leading UX consultancies, UX For Dummies defines what UX is, why you should focus on it, and how you can embrace best practices. What are you waiting for?

  • The A-Z of UX — get the lowdown on UX basics, from understanding how a typical UX project works to how it benefits your business—and everything in between
  • Tame the beast — survey your competitors, develop content strategy, build the information architecture, and design for specific channels
  • Dive into visual design — develop mood boards; understand typography, color, and photography; build design comps; and create style guides
  • Put it into action — find out how testing can save your UX, measure your UX and keep it relevant, bring in the experts, and more
  • “X” points on UX — discover 10 reasons the user is your most important consideration, 10 UX principles that never change, and 10 ways to ensure your UX is best in class

Open the book and find:

  • The benefits of good UX design
  • The building blocks of the UX design process
  • Info on user experience versus usability
  • Tips on designing a user journey
  • Ways to determine appropriate content for your users
  • Guidance on creating a sitemap
  • Common testing myths in UX
  • The scoop on capturing and reporting metrics
  • Where to find UX help
  • Determining who your users are
  • Keeping your UX relevant
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118852798
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/10/2014
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 586,490
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Donald Chesnut is Chief Experience Officer and global lead for Experience Design at SapientNitro, one of the world’s leading agencies in User Experience Design. Kevin Nichols is Director and Global Practice Lead for Content Strategy at SapientNitro.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with UX  5

Chapter 1: Defining UX and the Process 7

Chapter 2: Examining Why You Should Use UX 25

Chapter 3: Determining Your Users 37

Chapter 4: Modeling the Experience 57

Chapter 5: Understanding UX as (R)evolution 77

Part II: Components of Design 89

Chapter 6: Taming the Beast: Understanding What You Do and Don’t Have 91

Chapter 7: Developing Content Strategy 111

Chapter 8: Designing the Content Strategy 131

Chapter 9: Building the Information Architecture 155

Chapter 10: Designing for Specific Channels 175

Chapter 11: Diving into Visual Design 201

Part III: Your UX in Action 217

Chapter 12: Testing: How It Can Save Your UX 219

Chapter 13: Measuring Your UX to Keep It Relevant 235

Chapter 14: Making It Past the Finish Line 257

Part IV: The Part of Tens 271

Chapter 15: Ten Reasons Why the User Is Your Most Important Consideration 273

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Ensure That Your UX Is Best in Class 279

Chapter 17: Ten UX Principles That Never Change 285

Glossary 289

Index 299

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