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Ui Is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication
User interface design is a challenging, multi-disciplinary activity that requires understanding a wide range of concepts and techniques that are often subjective and even conflicting. Imagine how much it would help if there were a single perspective that you could use to simplify these complex issues down to a small set of objective principles. In UI is Communication, ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
(first published January 1st 2013)
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Just framing the UI, and the design process, as a conversation suddenly makes so many things obvious and easier. I couldn't articulate before why certain UIs really frustrated me, but they were conversations with annoying, pedantic, forgetful people.
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Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge and a UX design trainer and consultant with global clientele. Everett’s specialty is finding practical, intuitive, simple, highly usable solutions quickly for web, mobile, and desktop applications. Everett has over 30 years’ experience in user interface design and has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe, Asia, ...more
“If your product solves real problems, has a simple, intuitive interaction and an appealing, easy-to-read visual design, yet people aren’t using it, chances are your product is failing to communicate at a human level.”
“One cannot not communicate. Because every behavior is a kind of communication, people who are aware of each other are constantly communicating. Any perceivable behavior, including the absence of action, has the potential to be interpreted by other people as having some meaning.”More quotes…