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Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems

Rocket Surgery Made Easy The Do It Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems It s been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products But with a typical price tag of to for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests it rarely

  • Title: Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems
  • Author: Steve Krug
  • ISBN: 9780321657299
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products But with a typical price tag of 5,000 to 10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens In this how to companion to Don t Make Me Think A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can eIt s been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products But with a typical price tag of 5,000 to 10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens In this how to companion to Don t Make Me Think A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own web site, application, or other product As he said in Don t Make Me Think, It s not rocket surgery In this new book, Steve explains how to Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully functioning web site or application Keep your focus on finding the most important problems because no one has the time or resources to fix them all Fix the problems that you find, using his The least you can do approachBy pairing the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials A morning a month, that s all we ask , Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it s still easy to fix them Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before and after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don t Make Me Think so popular.

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    1. "I’ve always said that writing is the hardest work I know of and that I can’t understand why anyone would do it unless someone was holding a gun to their head (which, of course, is what deadlines are all about)." :)))))))

    2. So simple and direct - this book is great! I've done usability tests many times before, but I don't do them all that frequently. This book is like a simple cookbook that will remind me of all the important little things I need to do or consider when I do these test. It will be a handy reference for me! Plus, Steve Krug is funny, which is part of what makes his book is a pleasure to read.

    3. Just like "Don't Make Me Think", this is a concise, easy to read, and valuable book that anyone in software development should read. Steve Krug has a way of explaining the Usability Testing concept that can be applied easily. It was an interesting read. I couldn't put it down until I finished it before I landed on a 6 hour flight.

    4. This book is purely about usability testing. Not about rocket science. I have no idea what the author was thinking when he decided to name this book “Rocket Surgery Made Easy”! Misleading title. Albeit the weirdly named title, this book is quite helpful for product managers to conduct their usability testing. This book is highly practical and the author has listed down step by step procedure to conduct a usability test for your software. What to look out for and what not. This book is quite [...]

    5. Real easy to read, consistent with Don't Make Me Think. Will start doing some usability testing very soon. I am really excited about the potential and pumped to make it a monthly rendez vous. Even thinking about signing up as a participant (not a test subject) ;-) on user testing web services to try the experience. Thanks for all the tips Steve!

    6. Pro mě se jednalo o zásadní knihu, díky které jsem se pustil do testování svých i klientských projektů. Steve Krug píše zábavně, stručně a hlavně věcně. V praktickém průvodci — jaký je podtitul knihy — je spousta užitečných rad i návodů z praxe, které jsou pochopitelné a rychle aplikovatelné. Díky Steve!

    7. Quick, easy read filled with valuable and practical information. Great for reference to come back to when you need a refresh on user testing and great starting point for anyone new to finding and fixing usability problems. Steve offers some useful resources you can download too - forms, testing scripts, etc.

    8. This book is a great how-to for usability testing, but overall I didn't feel it added a whole lot more than Don't Make Me Think. Unless you're going to actually run usability testing for your company and you need a more detailed guide, you can probably skip this book. If you want an overview of the concept, read Don't Make Me Think.

    9. Absolutely brilliant book! Concise, practical, and very well written. It will give you all the knowledge you need to get started with usability testing in a very short period of time. I can't recommend this book enough for people looking to get feedback on their websites.

    10. Simple, direct, and right to the point cookbook for testing website design, at any stage--from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning web site or application. You could extend application of principles and tools from this books to usability of other things. Very practical and handy book.

    11. User experience testing when to do. who to interview. how to plan. how to do. pit falls to be careful about. lists to be prepared with. Short read over a weekend. Do it before you build projects and probably do it.

    12. Simple, straightforward, and great at making the point that, well, it's not rocket surgery. Good to have this confirmation that it's not that I'm missing something, it just really is that simple.

    13. Erittäin nopealukuinen ja selkeä opus käytettävyyden testaamisesta. Näistä opeista on varmasti hyötyä joskus.

    14. Short, to the point, and effectiveIf you're looking to get into usability testing, check this out. You can read it in one sit down and you won't be disappointed.

    15. Clear, concise, helpful and insightful. Loved the authors style of writing. I will surely keep this book with me while designing any product, more importantly because it's like a cookbook that gives exact specific steps and notes that are needed while performing usability testing. Lastly, I loved the maxims and quotes in each chapter. I'm sure those will remain etched in my brain for a long time and prove to be extremely beneficial.

    16. A good guide to 'how to'. Described well how to conduct usability testing. Well written, easy read.A brief write up:The book is useful as an introduction to usability testing. It covers the subject in details and provides a step by step guide on how to perform the testing on your own.What is usability testing and why do we perform it?Watching people try to use what you’re creating / designing / building (or something you’ve already created / designed / built), with the intention of (a) makin [...]

    17. An easy-to-read guide to doing your own inexpensive usability testing. I liked Krug’s humorous writing and entertaining use of quotations, and the book's cartoons make it even easier to understand. I didn't find it as informative as Krug’s previous book, Don’t Make Me Think.Krug says that DIY usability testing is inferior to hiring a usability consultant, but it’s better than not testing. He says that if you can afford to, you should hire a usability professional.Krug summarizes his a [...]

    18. 006.7019 KRU p5 Jakob Nielsen "discount usability engineering"p44 search online "focus group rental' or "market research"Google Website OptimizerUPA (Usability Professionals Association) upassocrecommended bookstesting in generalHandbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests by Jeffrey RubinA Practical Guide to Usability Testing by Joseph S. DumasUsability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set Test! by Carol BarnumSpecific topicPaper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way t [...]

    19. I feel that Steve Krug's work is invaluable for anyone whose professional or personal life is more than 50% "web stuff".Rocket Surgery Made Easy is Krug's follow up to 2000's Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, which I'm reasonably certain that anyone who works with the aforementioned "web stuff" has already encountered. Rocket Surgery takes a DIY approach to usability, scaling it down and back (or up, depending on your organization) so as to fit neatly in an iterative [...]

    20. Early on, you're pointed to youtube/watch?v=QckIzH as a demonstration of the technique.His basic thesis is that one morning a month, everyone in the company (devs, designers, ceo, etc) observes three people from outside the organization attempt to do a few tasks with your product (as well as some things like try to understand your home page). Each individual session is recorded with something like Camtasia and simulcasted to another room where the company has spectators that are taking notes. Ea [...]

    21. Do you make websites, or contribute to them in some way? Then you should read this great little guide to 'discount' user testing. It'll tell you how to get it done on a tight budget, and point you in the right direction for further information. Krug has a nice breezy style, and I liked his sense of humour. He has decades of experience and knows exactly what questions you've got and how to answer them.I'm bang in the middle of the target market for this book: new to usability testing, with no bud [...]

    22. Very straightforward and practical guide to usability testing. It's basically a best-practice manual, so there's a lot of "do this, it works" and a little bit of theory / follow-up references. It achieves its goal simply and effectively. Mainly this is about the mechanics of running a discount usability test, but there are also surprisingly good bits about how to sneak in usability tests despite counter-productive politics. Tips like making sure people with design agendas don't facilitate the te [...]

    23. Steve has a very entertaining writing style. This is a quick, easy read. And the techniques actually work in the real world. I had already seen Steve's do-it-yourself usability testing in action - it's wildly used by the U.S. federal government agencies. The scripts and checklists provided by Steve are a huge timesaver - they can be used without much personalized tweaking. I will note though that Steve "requested" that I read his book before attending his workshop - that just lead to a LOT of re [...]

    24. In a past life (or, about 3 jobs ago) I read Don’t Make Me Think, and I loved its casual and humorous style. So when I needed to read up on usability testing, I knew Steve Krug wouldn’t let me down. Rocket Surgery has that same easy-going tone, and he breaks down usability testing into easy steps. Also very helpful are the demo and sample scripts available on the companion web site. Before I started, I was daunted by the thought of usability testing, and was fairly sure I would screw it up ( [...]

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