If you don¿t understand the information design principles that guide content display on the Web, all the bells and whistles on the planet can¿t guarantee a return on your Web investment. What can is Return on Design: Smarter Web Design That Works. In these pages, the focus is on the information design essentials that can determine a Web site¿s success or failure. In seven chapters author Ani Phyo outlines her seven-step process for designing successful Web sites, from "Understanding Requirements" to "Ongoing Testing and Revision." Along the way, this designer/instructor covers a range of topics, including assembling the right team, settling on (and then collecting) visual content, usability testing, and more-using lots of personal insights, examples, and anecdotes to make her points resonate. Through it all, the book never loses its focus on returns: the critical cost-cutting techniques and choices that will enable you to deliver more impact for less outlay in today¿s cost-conscious economy.
About the Author
Ani Phyo is the founder of SmartMonkey Media, a firm specializing since 1994 in Web, print, fashion, and video design. Clients include Paramount Pictures, Microsoft, Apple Computer, ABC Cable Networks, Simon & Shuster and Gymboree. Recognized for her cutting-edge work in Web design and converging media, Ani is also the global director of user experience for bio-technology leader, Baxter.