Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better by Eric Reiss

By Eric Reiss

The A-to-Z consultant to recognizing and solving usability problemsFrustrated through pop-ups? varieties that make you begin over in case you leave out a box? Nonsensical mistakes messages? you are not on my own! This e-book is helping you just get it correct the 1st time (or repair what is broken). Boasting a full-color inside filled with layout and structure examples, this publication teaches you ways to appreciate a user's wishes, divulges concepts for exceeding a user's expectancies, and offers a number of challenging gained suggestion for making improvements to the final caliber of a user's adventure. World-renowned user-experience professional Eric Reiss stocks his wisdom from many years of expertise making items useable for everyone...all in an enticing, easy-to-apply demeanour.

  • Reveals confirmed instruments that easily make items larger, from the clients' perspective
  • Provides uncomplicated guidance and checklists that can assist you overview and increase your individual products
  • Zeroes in on crucial parts to contemplate while making plans a product, equivalent to its performance and responsiveness, even if it truly is ergonomic, making it foolproof, and more
  • Addresses issues for product readability, together with its visibility, understandability, logicalness, consistency, and predictability

Usable Usability walks you thru a number of ideas that may aid determine satisfied buyers and profitable items!

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But fussing about the spacing is nonsense. It’s easy to program things in a more flexible way, and you should make sure someone does so. Telephone numbers, addresses, postal codes, dates, and all kinds of data (generally numerical) tend to cause problems. Even when I can get a site to accept that I don’t have a state, I often find that it still won’t accept my four-digit postal code or the Danish spelling of my street name (Strandøre). When testing the business rules, the idea is not to see what works, but to try and break the system.

Are your forms “forgiving”? Or are the back-end business rules dictating overly rigid input patterns? 6. If something doesn’t work, are you giving users an alternative course of action? For example, is there a dedicated e‑mail address or phone number to supplement an online contact form? 7. If you put something in a shopping basket/cart on an e-commerce site, is the item really getting placed in the cart? Can you complete the check-out process? Can your mother? 8. Will your stuff become less functional over time (like an overfilled trash can)?

Then you are bound to run into problems like this. Of course, these kinds of things are usually easy to fix, but you do have to find them first. Browser wars, hardware headaches Obviously, to check the functionality of any screen-based interactive product, the first thing to do is to click through it. For websites, various tools such as Google Analytics also help you spot dead links and such. But what you really want to look for are navigational elements that are programmed wrong so that they lead you to the wrong page, or even the same page (yes, this happens a lot).

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