Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

bySteve Krug
Rating 8 /10 Readability
Read Time 6 hrs Readible On
Published: 2005Read: September 5, 2011Pages: 216
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by Juvoni Beckford@juvoni

Don't Make Me Think is a classic book on Web User Experience. Steve Krug distills his years of experience and observation into clear, practical common sense advice for the people working in technology or that design product. The principles in this book are clearly explained, practical and, for the most part, have stood the test of time. You may be surprised at how people actually use websites, I know I was, but this book helped to get me to understand technology from a beginners mindset so I can better emphasize with the user and work towards building simple and easy to use products. Steve Krug also heavily promotes the importance of usability testing and has a couple of chapters dedicated to it, to work on iterating your product and getting user feedback quickly. A fun and informative read.

Motivations to Read

I started out doing design and then immersed myself in technology. I am continuing to work on bridging the gap. An important area to understand that falls in the middle of these two areas of UX or User Experience. I got many recommendations and so may blogs preaches the great wisdom from this book, so I thought I'd check it out.

3 Reasons to Read

  • Classic book on Web Usability
  • Learn about Usability Testing
  • If you work with the web and are responsible for shaping the user's experience, this is for you
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posted February 12, 2016

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