This comprehensive text on designing interaction to ensure a quality user experience combines breadth, depth, and practical applications, and takes a time-tested, process-and-guidelines approach that provides you with actionable methods and techniques while retaining a firm grounding in human-computer interaction concepts and theory.
The authors will guide you through the UX lifecycle process. Development activities are linked via handoffs between stages as practitioners move through the process. The lifecycle template concept introduced in this book can be tailored to any project environment, from large enterprise system development to commercial products. Whether a student or practitioner, you will come away with knowledge and understanding of how to create and refine interaction designs to ensure a quality user experience.
There are just too many pages in this book. I'd say 200-300 could have done the job. I suspect that the writers of teaching books are paid by number of pages and not by relevance. There are real values to get from reading The UX Book, but you will have to comb through so much before you find it. It's a shame and it's not OK.
Very dense but one of the best books I've found that digs deep into design process (moreso than About Face IMO). Visually not the most pleasant reading experience, slightly better than academic papers lol