The Software for Use book is already a classic.,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Software for Use: A Practical Guide to the Methods of Usage-Centered Design: A Practical Guide to the Models and Methods of Usage-centred Design (ACM Press) (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Software for Use by Larry Constantine and Lucy Lockwood is the top software book I have read in the last three years. It is a book that is as new as tomorrow, but it builds on decades of research and experience in user-interface design. Most people develop user interfaces by intuition, trying an approach and modifying it until no strong objections are breaking through. Some people call this approach "hacking". Software for Use describes a systematic approach to the design of user interfaces. It starts from the user, identifying the different user roles. For each user all use cases are identified and described. Initially the abstraction level is high, focusing on the essential use cases. Eventually the approach achieves a physical user interface . All the work to get there takes place very naturally. The authors make this work very concrete.
Knowing that in many application areas, such as web-design or consumer electronics, the effort in designing the user interface is more than 50% of the work in developing applications, this is a book that I highly recommend every software developer and their managers to read. The Software for Use book is already a classic.
Software for Use: A Practical Guide to the Methods of Usage-Centered Design: A Practical Guide to the Models and Methods of Usage-centred Design (ACM Press)(7 Kundenrezensionen)
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