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Ideal for novices just setting out or experienced professionals wanting to brush up.,
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This review is from: Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences (Kindle Edition)
This book was recommended to me by one of the most talented UX experts I've met when I expressed an interest in learning more about UX and user interface design.
As the world of commercial web-design becomes an increasingly competitive world, so the importance of a positive user experience becomes increasingly important. Long gone are the days of static websites and basic functionality, today's successful websites have to leave the user feeling like they have been at a five-star spa. Designing this user experience is what this book aims to teach you.
The book is broken down into four main sections such as tools and processes with each section further broken into subsections for each topic. Plenty of coverage is given to each topic, though as others have said the book does at times feel 'waffly' and over-written.
As a newcomer to UX design you'll find a wealth of information here which while it won't make you an expert it will give you the breadth of information on the subject to really get to grips with the subject.
A seasoned UX professional will find interesting perspectives and perhaps more detail on topics you've only skimmed before.
In summary then, a good if not brilliant book that earns five stars for the wealth of information and breadth of the topics covered, though almost only got four because of the places few where the book feels forced.