11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Good but not a 'must have',
By A Customer
This review is from: User Interface Design for Programmers (Paperback)
An enlightening book, much in the same vein as "Don't make me think". It even has the token chapter on designing for the web! (where users are even less likely to be computer literate)
Although the title refers to being specifically for 'programmers' it's not focused at programmers per se, more at applications developed by programmers, and then used by everyone.
Well written and often well argued, although occasionally contadictory. The examples used in the book, although timely, tend to feature and focus on bad design rather than pointing to a good design and saying why. I suppose this helps you to avoid the same mistakes, but you might just as easily make different ones!
I wouldn't take the content as gospel, but it did create a few interesting discussion points between developers at work.
If you've not read a book on Usability/UI for a while then you could do worse than this - especially for the way it points out some of microsofts stupidest mistakes. (moving the start button in and up 2px!)