Effective UI
The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: January 2010
Pages: 320

People expect effortless, engaging interaction with desktop and web applications, but producing software that generates enjoyable user experiences is much harder than many companies anticipate. With Effective UI, you'll learn proven user-experience strategies that will satisfy your clients and customers, drive business value, and increase brand strength.

This book shows you how to capture the collaborative and cooperative spirit among designers, engineers, and management required for building engaging software. You'll also learn valuable methods for maintaining focus throughout the process -- whether you're a product manager who needs a clear roadmap, a developer or designer looking for guidance and advocacy, or a businessperson who wants to understand and manage user-experience software initiatives.

Learn how to build software that will:

  • Generate engaging and interactive experiences between consumers and businesses, or between businesspeople and their information systems
  • Account for how people work with, think about, and consume information
  • Establish a richer means of collaboration and communication
  • Reduce frustration by streamlining complex tasks and creating processes that are more intuitive
  • Distinguish products, services, and brands to create a competitive advantage
  • Create scalable systems that adapt to changing user needs and behaviors
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5.0

A *must* read for any software PMs!

By Travis

from Altoona, PA

About Me Designer, Developer, Maker, Program Manager

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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Modern Strategies
  • Well-written

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media Effective UI:

    I wish I had time to devote to explaining how truly wonderful this book is! It's magic is in its ability to paint a picture of the aspects in project management that traditionally only come with years of experience. It's very eloquent in the manner which it conveys how software development has been approached, how it needs be approached today, and it shines at delivering how one must "think" at every level of the game, with every person throughout, to excel and do so gracefully. I can't wait until the end of the day comes when I can go home and pick it up to read more!

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    Great Book

    By Eric Perret

    from West Hartford, CT

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      Comments about O'Reilly Media Effective UI:

      Great book. Contains a lot of useful information about how to create web sites with effective UI and user interaction. The book covers every aspect from convincing your company that UI changes are needed, to how the team should be setup, to how the development should work. I would recommend it for anyone from technical managers to business product owners, to developers.

      Please note that I chose this book from a selection that safaribooksonline.com was giving away for free.

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