Book Review: Don’t Make Me Think!

Steve Krug is actually the godfather of usability assessment and user research. ONCE I started taking over user research for my team, our UX Designer suggested reading his book Rocket Surgery Made Easy, to get familiar with the principles in testing. The reserve breaks it down so anyone can do it, provides schedules and scripts, and makes suggestions on how to introduce it to your team to create it into your flow.

He composed it as a follow up to this book, Don’t Make Me Think! Personally I think like this reserve should be a must-read for anyone in development, engineering, or design, but exactly what does my estimation count for really? 😉 Who knew that designing web forms was so complex? There’s lots of value in both books, so I’ll share some of my records from Don’t Make Me Think here. Book description: A person of average (or even substandard) capability and experience can figure out how to use the thing to perform something without it being more trouble than it’s worth.

Desi description: Finished. Should be utilized mindlessly for some users. Even if a consumer finds something difficult, they’re likely to stick with it for the “devil you know” idea: will your competition be less annoying? Or will it be worse? Since users are animals of habit and can continue to struggle through with something they’re acquainted with, what’s the value or benefit in making products functional?

A functional product helps users feel smarter and more in control, that may bring them and empower them back. With that in mind, how do people learn how to use products, and how do they are utilized by them in practice? 1. We don’t read web pages, we scan them. 2. We don’t make ideal options – we “satisfice”. If something is “good enough,” we’ll settle for it.

3. We don’t figure out how things work. We muddle through – even if there is a tutorial, people aren’t more likely to watch or read it. They’re much more likely to just forge forwards, clicking buttons and hoping for the best. They’ll want to rely on the intuition (because they believe they may be smart) vs.

What usability guidelines can we set up for simplicity? Break pages into defined areas – this helps support scanning clearly. Use short paragraphs, lists, bold and larger headings, omit needless words especially fluff – a lot of marketing copy can be “fluffy” and easily (and ruthlessly) edited.

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When providing assistance, it should be brief, well-timed, and well-placed. Break things into trees and shrubs rather than showing all choices simultaneously, so when building, make an overview of most possible thoughts or options the user might run into in the circulation. Does that sound familiar? Don’t drain the tank of goodwill.

There are a few things that users will forgive – clicking the wrong link, a broken image, confusing text – but if the reservoir is empty, they’ll give up and leave. You can gather data from your website and use that to look for the right questions (i.e., “do people like radio control keys” vs.