On 27 April 2010 18:21, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 4:31 PM +0200 4/27/10, Peter Lind wrote:
>> While I love to rant at stupid users, the truth is probably that
>> programmers are the ones who should take courses in how users think.
>> In the end, if I fail to understand my users, it doesn't matter how
>> great my program is: they'll still fail to use it. Anyway, those are
>> just truisms :) Nothing new under the sun.
>> Regards
>> Peter
> Peter:
> You're right on. I just read three books on the subject:
> 1. "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug.
> This is a somewhat dated book, but his perspective is "right-on" and is the
> basis for understanding usability.

+1. Great book that is.

> 2. "Neuro Web Design" bu Susan M. Weinschenk".
> The theory behind why people do what they do is explained in great detail in
> this book. It makes a great book to read regardless of if you're trying to
> sell something on the net or elsewhere. However, this book is focused on
> selling things to people via the net.

Will have to look at that, sounds interesting.

> 3. "Rocket Surgery Made Easy" by Steve Krug.
> This is the second book in Steve's "How to do it yourself" in usability
> studies. It will give you exactly what you need to do to set up inexpensive
> usability studies. Usability studies are important in software and web
> design.
> If developers (and clients) read those books, we would have less problems
> dealing with users.

Haven't read his second, guess I should :) Thanks for the recommendations.


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