Designing with the mind in mind

Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order Early user interface UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. In other words, it really is for anyone in technical communication and, of course, user experience specialists. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. It goes on to discusses a number of psychological phenomena and link these to design principles. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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However, I missed a certain consistency in the layout.

Deaigning said that, the book is certainly above average compared to some computer science textbooks, and I can imagine revisiting it in the future for ideas related to principles of UI design. Trivia About Designing with th At the end of each chapter, the author does list some real world examples that explain xesigning to interpret the information you've just read, which helped me begin thinking of other real world cases I've experienced at work.

Highly, highly recommended for all of those who see themselves UI development field.

Mar 23, Alex rated it really liked it. Mar 15, Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 25, Karen Mardahl rated it it was amazing. Aug 17, Laurian rated it really liked it Shelves: Very good book, definitely nind my expectations.

The only thing I would recommend is making the book a bit more readable. This book is another "must read" for anyone facing design decisions.

At times I found that the book hard to read as the flow of the text was interrupted by some of the diagrams. Want to Read saving….

Designing with the Mind in Mind

In that aspect I think its a very good book. Pointing at Displayed Targets Steering Law: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 17, Vivek rated it really designin it. Jul 30, Lars rated it it was amazing. The final missing component is the matter of habitual behavior and designing for flow.

Granted the book I am discussing could not be covered in two hundred or so pages, and it would not be nearly as approachable as this one-- none the less, people who pick up this book I suspect will be looking for something meatier than Design of Everyday Things.

Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd Edition [Book]

May 17, Graham Herrli rated it liked it Shelves: By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. Aug 28, Mirka Danylenko rated it it was amazing.

Early UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, and developed UI design rules based on it. Provides an essential source for user interface design rules and how, when, and why to apply them Arms designers with the science behind each design rule, allowing them to make informed decisions in projects, and to explain those decisions to others Equips readers with the knowledge to make educated tradeoffs between competing rules, project deadlines, and budget tue Completely updated and revised, including additional coverage on human choice and decision making, hand-eye coordination and attention, and new mobile and touch-screen examples throughout.

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Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules

This type of example is littered throughout the book with random claims that don't support his argument. It was really clearly explained.

Basically, I have been spoiled by the excellent layout of Rosenfeld Media books, and this book lacked that graphic support of the content. Early UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, and developed UI design rules based on it. After the first couple chapters, it became clear that the author was going to focus on specific psychological research that had the most impact on UI design, instead of laying out how to use those ideas to accomplish specific tasks while designing user interfaces.

A very mknd and yet entertaining read. I consider this a must-have reference book now. Aug 22, Chris Branch rated it liked midn Shelves: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

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