101 UX Principles

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  • Use typography well to ensure that text is readable
  • Design controls to streamline interaction
  • Create navigation which makes content make sense
  • Convey information with consistent iconography
  • Manage user input effectively
  • Represent progress to the user
  • Provide interfaces that work for users with visual or motion impairments
  • Understand and respond to user expectationsChallenge your own ideas on UX
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The most important things you need to know about creating successful user experiences

We want our UX to be brilliant. We want to create stunning user experiences. We want our UX to drive the success of our business with useful and usable software products. This book draws on the wisdom and training of Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman to help you get your UX right - in 101 ways!

101 UX Principles shows you the 101 most important things you need to know about usability and design. A practical reference for UX professionals, and a shortcut to greatness for anyone who needs a clear and wise selection of principles to guide their UX success. Learn the key principles that drive brilliant UX design.

Enjoy 101 Principles including ‘Good UX has a Beginning, a Middle, and an End’, ‘Make Your Links Look Like Links’, ‘Don't Use Obsolete Icons’, ‘Decide Whether an Interaction Should Be Obvious, Easy, or Possible’, ‘Test with Real Users’, ‘Making the most of fonts’, ‘Good UX for search results’, and ‘Show your user - don't tell your user!’

“Good to read from beginning to end, and a nice dip-in-and-out text, the chapter titles reminded me of principles I don't even think about explicitly when I likely should. The book inspired me to start more explicitly articulating some of the principles I just take for granted.”
- Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google

“This is a great practical read. It is convenient to use as a reference when solving real UX problems. I would definitely recommend it as an introduction to UX, but also as a good reminder of best practices for more experienced designers.”
- Anne-Marie Léger, Designer at Shopify

“A great Mood Booster and Pep Talk. Like a good pep talk from a sports coach before a game, Will reminds us of the common pitfalls we all come across.”
- Kate Pincott Product Designer at Facebook

Some more of the 101 UX Principles featured in this book:

  • Work with user expectations not against them
  • How to build upon established metaphors
  • How to arrange navigation elements
  • How to introduce new ideas to your user
  • Matching pagination and content structure
  • When invention is not good for UX
  • Striving for simplicity
  • Reducing user tasks
  • What to make clickable
  • Making the most of fonts
  • Making your links look like links
  • Picking the right control for the job
  • Data input and what users care about
  • How to handle destructive user actions
  • When color should not convey information
  • Tappable areas and the size of fingers
  • Getting payment details the right way
  • Use the standard e-commerce pattern
  • If you really must use a flat design
  • When to use progress bars or spinners
  • Dropdowns the right and wrong way
  • Handling just-off-screen content
  • How to do Hamburger menus right
  • When to hide Advanced Settings
  • Good UX for Notifications
Features
  • Hear insights from an author who was trained by the Nielsen Norman Group
  • Browse over 20 years of collected UX insights
  • Accept or reject 101 thought-provoking opinions on design
  • Challenge your own ideas on UX
Page Count 414
Course Length 12 hours 25 minutes
ISBN 9781788837361
Date Of Publication 30 Aug 2018

Authors

Will Grant

Will Grant is a British UI/UX expert and a digital product designer. He is a web technology entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience, leading teams (and products) at the intersection of technology and usability. After his Computer Science degree, Will trained with Jakob Nielsen and Bruce Tognazzini at the Nielsen Norman Group – the world leaders in usable design. Since then, Will has overseen the user experience and interaction design of several large-scale web sites and apps, reaching over a billion users in the process. Will is a "design purist" and obsessed with building beautiful, compelling, and familiar products that customers intuitively know how to use.