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Ui Is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication

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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, Ever ...more
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Published June 11th 2013 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Emanuel Serbanoiu
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to any designer that wants to understand and explore a slightly different approach to the design process and to design thinking.

This book helped me see things from a different perspective than the ones I've been seeing things from until now and because of that I now have a better understanding of some of the design concepts I thought I knew all about.

The biggest takeaways for me stemmed from the way the author articulated some aspects of the metaga
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Tugrul Yuksel
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The book offers a very good perspective in terms of how to approach designing interactions. The thing I have liked was that there are descriptions of different processes that address some real-world conditions.
Smaranda
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely brilliant and extremenly concrete. If you only want to get one book on GUI design, this one should be it.
hrv
Jun 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Seeing UI as a communication between a product and its users is a very valuable way to look at design challenges and it makes a lot of sense. The first part of the book revolves about the principles for communication, interaction, and visual design and contains a lot of useful information, but you might already be aware of most of it depending on your area of expertise. For me the real meat of the book was the later chapter about the communication-driven design process that packs a lot of practi ...more
Eduardo Xavier
Most software developers at any level will find this book usefull as the author talks about usability at our level and language. Everett can even antecipate design thouths and solution (from the programming level I mean). Funny. The last to chapters are really helpfull. Talks about put comunication first.
UX can be for developers too and this a good reference.
Tawfeeq Amro
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the most best books in UI, that tell you about how the best UI looks.
Asier Marqués
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Aunque el autor asocia a un programador como un ser incapaz de diseñar con visión de UX, el libro está bastante bien
Finlay
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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. ...more
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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

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