UX for Lean Startups
Faster, Smarter User Experience Research and Design
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 240

Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. With this practical, hands-on book, you’ll learn how to do it faster and smarter using Lean UX techniques. UX expert Laura Klein shows you what it takes to gather valuable input from customers, build something they’ll truly love, and reduce the time it takes to get your product to market.

No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you’re an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying, and designing an intuitive, easy-to-use product.

  • Determine whether people will buy your product before you build it
  • Listen to your customers throughout the product’s lifecycle
  • Understand why you should design a test before you design a product
  • Get nine tools that are critical to designing your product
  • Discern the difference between necessary features and nice-to-haves
  • Learn how a Minimum Viable Product affects your UX decisions
  • Use A/B testing in conjunction with good UX practices
  • Speed up your product development process without sacrificing quality
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    5.0

    Very usefull book

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        It helps me to find out my drawbacks and implement new knowledge immediately in real projects. Thanx to Laura Klein for this useful book which is so easy to read.

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        5.0

        Fantastic book!

        By Karianne Berg

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          Comments about oreilly UX for Lean Startups:

          As a developer that normally never touches user experience design at a (not-quite-lean) startup company , this was a refreshing read. Not only did the author manage to explain UX concepts in terms that I can understand, she also gave very concrete advice that we can start using tomorrow. I particularly enjoyed the informal writing style and all the great examples. I am going to give this book to our UX people and stare at them until they agree to read it.

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          4.0

          This is a fun read

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            Comments about oreilly UX for Lean Startups:

            UX people, art directors, web ui developers, will love this book. It's a fun read. The author calls it what it is, and it's obvious she has seen it from every angle. This is a 4.5-star book. Build websites? Read it.

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            5.0

            A recommended read for all startup folk

            By Adrian Howard

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              Comments about oreilly UX for Lean Startups:

              This is an opinionated book, but in a good way. Laura gives concrete and amazingly jargon free advice on how startups can get the most from UX work. Each chapter ends with a "Go Do This Now!" section giving strong direction to those new to UX, and food for thought for experienced practitioners.

              Not only is it useful - it's even entertaining. When one of the learning outcomes for a chapter is "Feel superior to people who refuse to do research for several awful reasons." what's not to like!

              (Oh. If you're the kind of person who objects to the occasional mild cuss word - this book has the occasional mild cuss word :-)

              If I was being extra picky I could find a few things I wish were different. The book would be even more useful if there were pointers to further learning after you had the basics nailed. I totally love paper prototyping while Laura has a section titled "Loosely Related Rant: Why I Hate Paper Prototypes" (then again any book that has a regular sub-heading of "Loosely related Rant" should win a prize!). But this sort of thing falls into the category of churlish niggles by somebody who wishes they had written this book, rather than actual criticism.

              This is a recommended read for all startup folk - whether researcher, designer, developer or entrepreneur. If you buy this book and apply what it teaches then you'll start building a better product and a better business.

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