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Prioritizing Web Usability

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  616 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In 2000, Jakob Nielsen, the world's leading expert on Web usability, published a book that changed how people think about the Web--"Designing Web Usability" (New Riders). Many applauded. A few jeered. But everyone listened. The best-selling usability guru is back and has revisited his classic guide, joined forces with Web usability consultant Hoa Loranger, and created an u ...more
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Published April 20th 2006 by New Riders Publishing (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book follows Nielsen's classic "Designing Web Usability". Nielsen and co-author Loranger present an organized list of the most relevant problems (and corresponding solutions) in the area of web usability. Nielsen and Loranger begin by updating the list of usability issues presented in the earlier book, indicating which ones are still issues and which are no longer a concern. All findings are based on a number of usability studies that Nielsen's company has done and Nielsen also argues stron ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Eh. Not terrible. Definitely one of the better textbooks I've been assigned in grad school. But definitely outdated at this point. I appreciated the plethora of screenshots to illustrate the points made, and the fact that the text led to some lively discussions in class, but I don't know that I'd recommend.
Papilina Jefferson
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is veryyyy good <3
Aug 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Read to this one now and really enjoying it. I love writing style and everything Describe in this book.
Shane C
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this article were totally unique!!
Krishna Kumar
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Based on new researched conducted by the authors, they have come up with various factors that hinder usability for end users. There are signs of optimism that most web designers are staying from many bad web development practices, but issues still plague many popular websites. My only complaint about this book is that it offers no summaries, which makes it difficult to easily look at the principles at one shot. Luckily the Coding Horror site provides a quick list.
Trevor Vass
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that really changes the way that you look at things as a designer and developer. Nielsen's straightforward examples backed by countless hours of actual user tests and decades of research gives an insight into how people actually use web pages that just can't be found anywhere else. Pick this up now. Study it. Take notes. Use it to make better web pages for you users!
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tech
A bit dated by now, but still very, very relevant. I haven't found any better books on usability than this one - what is included in others is expanded in "Prioritizing...", and then more content is added, yes, even if you regularly read useit articles. :)
Nov 03, 2011 marked it as to-read
Easy to read and understand *why* the key points make sense - not just because of the empirical data but because the authors spend time helping us understand why a user would do or think a certain way.
Aug 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
There's a reason this is such a must read book for Web design and UX. Things may have changed since 2006, but so much of this book is still very relevant. Plus it's so well written and organized it's a pleasure to read.
Terri Jones
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May 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any webdesigner/eMarketer
Shelves: design, essentials
The master of usability is at it again. A current update of just about every issue in web usability is brought up here.
Sara S.
Apr 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
I like this one better than J.N.'s other books--more constructive than merely critical
Marcella Bongiovanni
Mi piace meno del primo
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Heck this. I've lost my patience. After reading Don't make me think, all UX books seem needlessly lengthy.
Isidro López
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Even 10 years later, it's still a recommended book to be read :-)
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If only more people would read — and listen to – Jakob Nielsen.
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Jakob Nielsen is a leading web usability consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction from the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. He is also the principal of the Nielsen Norman Group which he co-founded with Dr. Donald A. Norman (former VP of research at Apple Computer). Before starting NNG in 1998 he was a Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer.

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