Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design

Morgan Kaufmann
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Sketching User Experiences approaches design and design thinking as something distinct that needs to be better understood—by both designers and the people with whom they need to work— in order to achieve success with new products and systems. So while the focus is on design, the approach is holistic. Hence, the book speaks to designers, usability specialists, the HCI community, product managers, and business executives. There is an emphasis on balancing the back-end concern with usability and engineering excellence (getting the design right) with an up-front investment in sketching and ideation (getting the right design). Overall, the objective is to build the notion of informed design: molding emerging technology into a form that serves our society and reflects its values.

Grounded in both practice and scientific research, Bill Buxton’s engaging work aims to spark the imagination while encouraging the use of new techniques, breathing new life into user experience design.

  • Covers sketching and early prototyping design methods suitable for dynamic product capabilities: cell phones that communicate with each other and other embedded systems, "smart" appliances, and things you only imagine in your dreams
  • Thorough coverage of the design sketching method which helps easily build experience prototypes—without the effort of engineering prototypes which are difficult to abandon
  • Reaches out to a range of designers, including user interface designers, industrial designers, software engineers, usability engineers, product managers, and others
  • Full of case studies, examples, exercises, and projects, and access to video clips that demonstrate the principles and methods
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Morgan Kaufmann
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Published on
Jul 28, 2010
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9780080552903
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / Systems Analysis & Design
Technology & Engineering / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades
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As more UX and web professionals need to justify their design decisions with solid, reliable data, Measuring the User Experience provides the quantitative analysis training that these professionals need. The second edition presents new metrics such as emotional engagement, personas, keystroke analysis, and net promoter score. It also examines how new technologies coming from neuro-marketing and online market research can refine user experience measurement, helping usability and user experience practitioners make business cases to stakeholders. The book also contains new research and updated examples, including tips on writing online survey questions, six new case studies, and examples using the most recent version of Excel.

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The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses the benefits of end-user research and the ways it fits into the development of useful, desirable, and successful products. Part II presents techniques for understanding people’s needs, desires, and abilities. Part III explains the communication and application of research results. It suggests ways to sell companies and explains how user-centered design can make companies more efficient and profitable. This book is meant for people involved with their products’ user experience, including program managers, designers, marketing managers, information architects, programmers, consultants, and investors.

Explains how to create usable products that are still original, creative, and uniqueA valuable resource for designers, developers, project managers - anyone in a position where their work comes in direct contact with the end userProvides a real-world perspective on research and provides advice about how user research can be done cheaply, quickly and how results can be presented persuasivelyGives readers the tools and confidence to perform user research on their own designs and tune their software user experience to the unique needs of their product and its users
This new and completely updated edition is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, "how-to" guide on user research methods. You'll learn about many distinct user research methods and also pre- and post-method considerations such as recruiting, facilitating activities or moderating, negotiating with product developments teams/customers, and getting your results incorporated into the product. For each method, you'll understand how to prepare for and conduct the activity, as well as analyze and present the data - all in a practical and hands-on way.

Each method presented provides different information about the users and their requirements (e.g., functional requirements, information architecture). The techniques can be used together to form a complete picture of the users' needs or they can be used separately throughout the product development lifecycle to address specific product questions. These techniques have helped product teams understand the value of user experience research by providing insight into how users behave and what they need to be successful. You will find brand new case studies from leaders in industry and academia that demonstrate each method in action.

This book has something to offer whether you are new to user experience or a seasoned UX professional. After reading this book, you'll be able to choose the right user research method for your research question and conduct a user research study. Then, you will be able to apply your findings to your own products.

Completely new and revised edition includes 30+% new content!Discover the foundation you need to prepare for any user research activity and ensure that the results are incorporated into your products Includes all new case studies for each method from leaders in industry and academia
Ideen und User Experiences visuell erfassen und festhalten


Ausführlich beschriebene Methoden und Übungen, auch für ungeübte Zeichner


Sehr praxisorientiert, mit illustrierten Beispielen und ausführlichen Schritten zu jeder Methode


In diesem praktischen Arbeitsbuch finden Sie alle Skizziermethoden für das perfekte Design!
Skizzieren ist ein Mittel, um neue Ideen zu finden sowie schnell vorhandene Ideen zu erfassen und festzuhalten. Das kann eine Herausforderung sein, wenn Sie weder künstlerisch begabt noch in einem herkömmlichen Designbereich ausgebildet sind. Die Autoren machen Sie nicht zum Künstler, sondern zeigen Ihnen einfache Methoden, um Skizzen mit dem Fokus auf User Experiences zu erstellen.

Zunächst erfahren Sie, wie Sie mit verschiedenen Übungen und Methoden Einzelbilder erstellen und welche Basiselemente eine Skizze enthalten sollte. So können Sie auf anschauliche Weise Ideen entwickeln, verfeinern und auswählen.

Wenn ein Designer User Experiences skizziert, müssen seine Zeichnungen aber auch die Aktionen, Interaktionen und Änderungen der Benutzererlebnisse umfassen, die sich mit der Zeit ergeben. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Storyboards als Serie von Einzelbildern erstellen, die visuell erzählen, was in jeder Szene geschieht. Um die User Experience zu animieren, lernen Sie außerdem, wie Sie Storyboards in einen interaktiven Film verwandeln.

Auch das Feedback anderer kann Ihre Arbeit wesentlich verbessern, wenn Sie Ihre Ideen mit anderen besprechen, austauschen und bewerten lassen. So erfahren Sie, wie Sie z.B. Skizzenwände vorbereiten und strukturieren, um anderen Ihre Ideen zu präsentieren.

In Sketching User Experiences erlernen Sie anhand von Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen und Übungen verschiedene Skizziermethoden, mit denen Sie Ihre Designideen für User Experiences unter Berücksichtigung des Zeitaspekts ausdrücken können. Gemeinsam bilden diese Methoden Ihr Skizzierrepertoire: Sie erhalten einen Werkzeugkasten, aus dem Sie die beste Methode für Ihre Ideen auswählen können.

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