A wonderful, practical, yet subversive book. Cennydd and James teach you the subtle act of fighting for-and then designing for-users in a hostile world. --Joshua Porter, author of Designing for the Social Web
Cennydd and James's clever and crafty book will teach you how to make your own rules, play well with others, and create a culture of UX from the ground up. --Whitney Hess, user experience design consultant
Making design matter in your organization is not about titles and talk. It's about what you get done every day. Undercover User Experience Design will show you the way. --Luke Wroblewski, author of Web Form Design and Site-seeing
At Clearleft we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional design even with tight deadlines and budgets. This indispensable guide to guerrilla UX explains how we do it.
--Andy Budd, co-founder and managing director of Clearleft
From the Back Cover
Once you catch the user experience bug, the world changes. Doors open the wrong way, websites don't work, and companies don't seem to care. And while anyone can learn the UX remedies: usability testing, personas, prototyping and so on unless your organization 'gets it', putting them into practice is tricky. Undercover User Experience is a pragmatic guide from the front lines, giving frank advice on making UX work in real companies with real problems. Readers will learn how to fit research, ideation, prototyping and testing into their daily workflow, and how to design good user experiences under the all-too-common constraints of time, budget and culture.