Steve Krug

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Steve Krug (pronounced “kroog”) is best known as the author of Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, now in its second edition with over 300,000 copies in print.
Ten years later, he finally gathered enough energy to write another one: the usability testing handbook Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems.
The books were based on the 20+ years he’s spent as a usability consultant for a wide variety of clients like Apple, Bloomberg.com, Lexus.com, NPR, the International Monetary Fund, and many others.
His consulting firm, Advanced Common Sense (“just me and a few well-placed mirrors”) is based in Chestnut Hill, MA.
Steve currently spends most of h
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One of the biggest surprises I’ve had since I wrote it has been the amount of email I’ve received from two groups:



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Honestly, I never in a million years would have thought that it might end up being used in classrooms, so it was a very pleasant surprise. And I...

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Published on June 09, 2014 10:03
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“If there's one thing you learn by working on a lot of different Web sites, it's that almost any design idea--no matter how appallingly bad--can be made usable in the right circumstances, with enough effort.”
Steve Krug, Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

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“It doesn’t matter how many times I have to click, as long as each click is a mindless, unambiguous choice.”
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