Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read. If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites. “After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.”–Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards .
New Riders; 3rd edition (December 24, 2013)
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Steve Krug (pronounced “kroog”) is best known as the author of Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, now in its third edition with over 600,000 copies in print. Ten years later, he finally gathered enough energy to write another one: the usability testing handbook Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems. The books were based on the 30+ years he’s spent as a usability consultant for a wide variety of clients like Apple, Bloomberg.com, Lexus.com, NPR, the International Monetary Fund, and many others. His consulting firm, Advanced Common Sense (“just me and a few well-placed mirrors”) is based in Chestnut Hill, MA. Steve currently spends most of his time teaching usability workshops, consulting, and watching old episodes of Law and Order. <div id="
A very helpful usability manual that doesn’t read like a textbook. I read a lot of technical books, and this has to be among my favorites. As of late 2018 the information is still relevant, in case you’re wondering, and I don’t see it becoming outdated in the next few years (unfortunately–because if the book did become outdated it would mean someone fixed something big in the usability world).Steve Krug seems like a really nice guy. As a writer, he is NOT the person who will bludgeon you over the head and call you an idiot for not knowing the thing you’re reading his work specifically to learn, an unfortunate habit that afflicts many writers of technology books and articles (I’m looking at you, Joel Spolsky). All of the figures and comics peppered into the book include full transcriptions. Nothing seems lost or out of place in the Kindle version either.If you ever write user interfaces for anything from the Web to native software to even email newsletters with a lot of buttons and links, you should read this book. If you write the user interface for the Kindle review-writing page, you definitely need to read this book, because I can’t scroll up or down within this text input.
What are you’re expectations for this book when you scan through the description, preview, and reviews on Amazon? A lot of what I read made me think this would be the definitive book or bible on web usability — meaning it would cover all the main components of web usability in depth. It doesn’t. Maybe I misinterpreted that, and my expectations that led to disappointment are unfair. Because what I got out of this is book are some high level principles one can surmise from reading “The Design of Everyday Things” and knowing graphic design and applying them to web.To Krug’s credit, he’s right that a lot of his advice is so simple that it makes web usability look easy, and that the hard part is coming up with the simple principles. Having read “The Design of Everyday Things”, a basic understanding of graphic design, and spending a few months learning web usability before reading this book, I still had a few moments thinking “why didn’t I think of that? Its so simple!” Specifically about website navigation and organization.So why is this book a disappointment? Everything I got out of this came from my first 90 minute reading session where he presents his principles. The rest of the book was about running your own usability test (which is basic) and web usability for mobile (where I didn’t see anything outside the realm of common knowledge). This book could easily be broken down into 3 blog posts (one of which I would highly recommend), instead its (currently) a $27 book. A great blog post. Not a bible.
Not that informative. Outdated information and hyped up. I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend and mostly the high price point is what is giving the low review. Seems like the author gained some mainstream popularity and wanted to make a few extra bucks so increased the price. The book is short which would be fine if the price wasn’t so high. The content seems more for entertainment value rather than actual things you can put into practice as a usability tester. That’s not what I bought the book for it just seems the author is more marketing his services to managers who might read the book than actually adding substance. If you are looking for an easy read that skims the surface of a field that there is already not many books on then this might be a good choice. If you are already set on usability testing as a important part of your product development then you can probably skip this one, there is not much in the book that is actually useful.
Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think is one of my favorite books on website usability.Krug is an esteemed expert and author with a sometimes wicked sense of humor. He also has a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach to explaining the principles of usability as applied to websites.Don’t Make Me Think is a valuable resource for large organizations, small businesses, and individuals who need guidance for(1) Launching a new website;(2) Undergoing a website redesign; or(3) Making corrections and enhancements for an existing site.Available in printed or digital editions, Don’t Make Me Think is a valuable guide for individuals who are starting small businesses.
Extremely basic book with basic concepts and very outdated.Doesn’t dive into anything with any depth that can actually help you with UX.Mentions Testing, process, development or communicating with leaders but that’s just it…it just mentions these topics nothing actionable. If fact the author actually mentions other books to get lolif you have no idea what UX is then get this book.If you have looked up the definition of UX on Wikipedia and read two articles then you can skip this book.I would return if possible. But the trash guy already came.
I used the first edition of Steve’s book as a primary tool in mapping and planning my website many years ago. Many clients have remarked since then that the site is simple, clear, and easy to navigate, especially compared to competitors. 🎉I’ve also recommended the book to quite a few clients over the years—most of whom are leaving a corporate job to start a consulting practice—and they’ve been happy with it.Now I’m back to read Steve’s refreshes ideas as I begin a much-needed website overhaul. Once again, his easy-to-read advice is helping me sift and sort through what’s most important: usability.
The book reads well but sadly little useful advice beyond basic human common sense.Iirc at the beginning it says something like there are no rules of UX because ‘it depends’ and hence it doesn’t list any with a couple of exceptions at the end – a book on rules and what they depend on would have been infinitely more useful!I wrote notes I felt useful as I went along and for the new(er) mobile section I just wrote “don’t disable zoom”…This book is a discussion on UX rather than a resource, if you’re looking for specific do’s and don’ts (rules) of good UX this book is not of value.
This is ESSENTIAL for web people and all those who deal with them.READ THIS BOOK IF: you need quick tips for building a useful, functional website with clear copy. You run a business and are setting up a content team. You work in any department and wonder why you’re at odds with the digital team.I’m a content writer and this is a must-have for any – EVERY -digital media professional. Especially those of you having to regularly defend your decisions to a business that cares not for UX… guess that’s all of you, then!This book needs updating more often, but the fact that it can get away with a once-a-decade refresh shows that wisdom is timeless. It shows that the user-centred approach wins out over pure design and copy flights of fancy, and capricious business whims, every time.
This book came highly recommended for anyone doing web design of any kind and so I gave it a go. It definitely has become one of my favourite books. It doesn’t have to be complicated, simple is best as he describes everything in a plain and simple way, easy to understand and follow. Thank you!
Even the author says that this book just states the bleedin’ obvious and he’s not wrong. But it articulates it well and prescribes practical ideas for what to do with that ‘obvious’.If you produce any content or design that is seen by other people then you should read this book. Even if you’re already doing half of what it suggests, there will still be something in it of value.I can’t believe I took so long to buy it!
Some good points alot of things are logical thought and should not have to be mentioned. The biggest issue I have with the book is it’s appearance, for a designer who likes books to be visually pleasing I do not like it. Reading serif font with the amount of text it has is difficult it puts me off completely. I prefer to read 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
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