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A Pocket Guide to Psychology for Designers [Kindle Edition]

Joe Leech , Owen Gregory , Dave Ellender
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Book Description

One way to judge design is how it makes you feel: emotion is key. In this book, Joe Leech will show you how psychological theory can be applied to design. It won’t demand you read every single research study. In fact, it contains very little in the way of theory. What it will show you are the benefits of taking a psychological approach, as well as how to find and apply relevant ideas, and advocate your design decisions based on sound psychological reasoning, making your designs - and the way you talk about them - better.

Who should read this book?

This book is for web, digital and UX designers. It'll show you how to apply psychology to make your designs more effective and how to use psychology to better advocate design decisions.

Topics include:

PART 1: HOW UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOLOGY CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER DESIGNER

What psychology brings to design and how we can use it to improve our designs and make us better at what we do.

PART 2: THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PSYCHOLOGY

An overview of the major types of psychology and how useful they are at informing design.

PART 3: FINDING AND USING PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES

How to solve a problem using psychology and where to find papers and studies to inform our designs.

PART 4: ADVOCATING DESIGN USING PSYCHOLOGY

How to use psychology to talk about the benefits of our designs, and how to to test and improve on our designs.

PART 5: TAKING YOUR PSYCHOLOGY STUDIES FURTHER

An overview of university programmes and online courses to learn psychology theory appropriate to design and designers, as well as further links, reading and resources.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Five Simple Steps Publishing Ltd; 1 edition (19 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EQBZT3C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,328 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bridges the gap between two distinct professions 27 Aug. 2014
By Chris
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Insights into how psychology can benefit the web designers was interesting reading for me - even though I do relatively little front end stuff (I work mainly back-end - with databases and server side code). Essentially this is about 50% introduction to psychology and 50% practical tips. Should have been more of the latter though if I am honest. Great book for anyone like myself who is looking to bridge the gap between psychology and web design.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and easy to read! 6 Jun. 2014
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This was a very helpful introduction to how to apply psychology to design, made easy to read by the snippets of personal stories alongside the theory.
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