Walking in bike shoes sucks, so buy this book! Have you ever broken your bike out on the trail? Did you have the skills and insight to fix it, or did you have to walk out? Learn how to deal with almost any bike component breaking, and how to perform basic maintenance. An easy read, this book is perfect for any mountain biker looking for the inspiration that could make the difference between finishing a ride and starting a hike. Learn how to mend broken brake and gear cables, squeaky and misaligned brake pads, bent rims, punctures, torn tires, wobbly hubs, poor shifting, broken chains, broken handlebars and saddles. Find out what common items you can use as tools and repair components in an emergency, and learn how to keep your bike from breaking in the first place. This book accompanies the BikeBooBoos.com web site.
Chris Nodder is a user researcher and interaction design specialist who got sufficiently frustrated by seeing poor examples of persuasive design on web sites that he wrote a book on how to be good at being evil. Evil By Design is for user experience practitioners and the general public alike. It shows you how companies use persuasive techniques, and by implication how to avoid being persuaded by them. Chris also hosts the evilbydesign.info site, where he invites you to add your own examples of evil interfaces.
Chris is the founder of Chris Nodder Consulting LLC, an agile user experience company that helps large organizations and lean startups build products that users love. He was previously a Director at Nielsen Norman Group and a Senior User Researcher at Microsoft.
Chris wants to spread the word about User Centered Design. He creates online video training classes for Lynda.com, and writes about agile user experience research and design techniques at QuestionableMethods.com.