Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design

Designing the Obvious A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design Designing the Obvious belongs in the toolbox of every person charged with the design and development of Web based software from the CEO to the programming team Designing the Obvious explores the char

  • Title: Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
  • Author: Robert Hoekman Jr.
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Designing the Obvious belongs in the toolbox of every person charged with the design and development of Web based software, from the CEO to the programming team Designing the Obvious explores the character traits of great Web applications and uses them as guiding principles of application design so the end result of every project instills customer satisfaction and loyaltyDesigning the Obvious belongs in the toolbox of every person charged with the design and development of Web based software, from the CEO to the programming team Designing the Obvious explores the character traits of great Web applications and uses them as guiding principles of application design so the end result of every project instills customer satisfaction and loyalty These principles include building only whats necessary, getting users up to speed quickly, preventing and handling errors, and designing for the activity Designing the Obvious does not offer a one size fits all development process in fact, it lets you use whatever process you like Instead, it offers practical advice about how to achieve the qualities of great Web based applications and consistently and successfully reproduce them.

    • [PDF] ✓ Free Read ☆ Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design : by Robert Hoekman Jr. ↠
      110 Robert Hoekman Jr.
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ✓ Free Read ☆ Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design : by Robert Hoekman Jr. ↠
      Posted by:Robert Hoekman Jr.
      Published :2018-09-27T01:51:00+00:00

    One thought on “Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design”

    1. There have been many experiences over the last year and a half in my job at a user experience/interface design company where I've struggled to voice the logic and reasoning behind design choices and suggestions. A lot of what is logical to me is just that. Logical. I just KNOW it - yet, communicating the WHY and HOW of my why I think what I think has not come easily to me. Which is why I read books, blogs, and articles like this.This book presents the reasoning behind design decisions and choice [...]

    2. Highly recommend this book. It covers a lot of territory, so there was definitely a healthy dose of reminding me of things I already knew, while also continually introducing new concepts. The author writes in an extremely accessible tone, with enough personality and sarcasm to keep it from feeling dry. I kept a highlighter nearby while reading this one, and looking back, I'm pretty sure almost every page is marked up with good, quotable takeaways. If you're deep into UX already, you probably won [...]

    3. This should have been 3-5 long blog posts, and in style and grammar, it was. The content is good and worthy, but so fluffed to fill pages that I often had to re-read sections to get the essence, then stop reading before the fluff filled my head and pushed out the useful content. Worth reading, but beware the fluff.

    4. This book contains a collection of practical tips to improve the design of your user interface. It does not contain much information on the underlying design principles, or on how to test your design. That's not the focus of this book.It is divided into clear chapters. Each chapter can be seen as a design principle, if you will. In each chapter, Hoekman provides numerous practical tips. These tips, unfortunately, are lost in the amount of text surrounding them. I could read the largest part of t [...]

    5. Hoekman provides a great framework for approaching design and the continual process of refinement. Considering this text is now 4 years old, Internet years aside, some references remain true. Specifically web form design with inline validation. No matter how sophisticated applications become, data entry will always be essential for business and personal web interfaces. This book is an endless champion for simple intuitive design, creating useful applications that are powerful because their ease [...]

    6. It's very good quick read and guidance to create user expereince design. The core things are requirements, reduction, and regularity of what you want to build. It's easy to say but this book explains really well how to do it. As an IA/UXD, chapter 4. Support the User’s Mental Model and chapter 5. Turn Beginners Into Intermediates, Immediately are very useful to have better sense to improve user experience.

    7. It had some good concepts. Much of it felt like common sense, but I still found myself recalling specific pieces of the advice while at work, so it must not have been too common. I think more examples, especially visual examples would have been useful. It's one thing to say it, and another thing to illustrate it with a before/after type of example. It also seemed like he was somehow recompensed by Blinksale, as often as he mentioned them.

    8. Although this book has a few gems in it, it is for the most part exactly what the title suggests, but too much so. Most of the suggestions in the book were either too obvious or they were too specific and categorical. Probably a worthwhile read if you’re in the business of usability but probably not otherwise.

    9. A great book on making your web apps more focused, pleasant for the user, and for lack of another word more "obvious". Lots of screenshots of good examples of web apps, tons of advice, well-organized, with bits of humor thrown in. It's slim, but it packs a punch. Definitely will be sharing this with my coworkers.

    10. The dedication gives you a sense of the book: "This book is dedicated to anyone who has ever used a Web application and resented the experience." I'm working on a Web-based ordering system which needs to be "intuitive" and "intuitive" doesn't happen on its own. So I'm looking for (and finding) inspiration in this book.

    11. Very good and concise. Lots of theoretical information - zero implementation details (so if this is what you want, look elsewhere). Nothing mind-blowing, but sometimes the true talent of an author is gathering everything together in one spot so you can clearly see the patterns.

    12. This is book is a great guide and a notable resource. It really is a good entry point for developers or designers looking to improve their UX skills. Good break downs and plenty of further reading fodder.

    13. This book introduces some of the main things you have to keep in mind when designing web applications. It's great for beginners. It could probably have less words but it's a quick read. Seems to only be available as an ebook now.

    14. Common sense approach to web interface and application design. Designing with the user in mind. Poka-yoke "mistake-proofing". Eat your own dog food. Create Personas. Elevation is reduction. Kaizeneliminate waste. The 5S Approach: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain.

    15. This was actually recommended to me as a book with great ideas about design (I'm not a web designer/developer), and it is. The examples all relate to web applications, but the points he makes can easily be translated to other design/style projects. I learned quite a bit.

    16. Introduces some useful design terminologies towards the beginning of the book. But loses it favor towards the end Quick read.

    17. I am almost through and it has lots of little interesting things in it. Good book to read if working on the web.

    18. good read for those looking to learn about current interface challenges & smart solutions/referneces. I really enjoy the author's quirky tone.

    19. Font of the book was sans serif, so was a bit hard to read @ times. But too the point, well-explained, and applicable to my own environment at work. Will be flipping through this again and again.

    20. Beknopt. En de moeite waard. Niet veel nieuws bijgeleerd, maar ik ben een sucker voor mooi gemaakte boekjes.

    21. Good book, good concepts, too many extra words - padded a bit maybe to make it longer? It's a quick read though, and you'll walk away with some new tidbits, which really makes it a 3 1/2 star.

    22. Quick and easy read to get your introduced to good web applicatiod design. I especially liked the hamburger analogy when asking users what functionality they would like to have.

    23. An interesting and challenging look at designing web applications. The focus here is on simplicity and ease of use.

    24. Jag gillar en hel del av principerna i boken, men den tappar i trovärdighet genom att bara hänga på hajpade Web 2.0-applikationer + egna produktioner.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *