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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    Book Review - User Centered Development

    Jonathan Lazar's User Centered Development is a must for any web designer.

    When a technology such as the Web is first introduced, the primary concern is making sure that the technology works. As we become more experienced with designing web sites, the problem no longer remains the technical infrastructure but rather becomes how we can make a web site that is easy to use and meets the needs of the user. As a result, many web sites are being designed utilizing a user-centered development process. User-Centered Web Design guides readers through the process of designing user-centered resources that are based on feedback from the end user. User-Centered Web Design; will take the reader through the entire development process: From the initial idea of developing a web site, determining the mission of the web site, collecting the requirements, designing the pages, performing usability tests, and eventually implementing and managing a web site.
    I really enjoyed this book and it delivers everything and more the description promises. A worthwhile investment for anyone interested in improving the user experience.

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    You may also like ...

    As I sit here wearing a rumpled ihm-hc1 2001 T-shirt that really needs a good iron, I am reminded of a book that you may also be interested in Nicky (and others too, I hope)

    User Centred Web Design by John Cato.

    Now, I'll admit that I have yet to finish this book, but what I have read so far is an excellent demonstration of UCD in web projects.

    It's a shame that a large number of companies do not yet take this approach, and if they do attempt it it's often too little and too late.

    Well worth a read.
    Build Your Own Web Site the Right Way!
    A beginners' HTML/CSS book with web standards at its heart
    The Ultimate HTML Reference
    A complete reference, in glorious hardback

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    I am just laughing really hard at the moment because I am working from home today and ALSO wearing my non-ironed HCI2001 navy t-shirt. Don't forget Ian, I got 5 of them, well 3 as I have already ripped two of them up for washing my car.

    I shall try and get hold of that book.

    Aren't you meant to be in Australia?

    Are you going to CHI2002 in the States?

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    Unlikely to be going to States, but y'never know - may bump into you there (if you are going), but I'm not sure I can justify it.

    We'll see

    PS - My T-shirt's a whitey - I paid good money for it, not like you volunteer types with your canary yellow numbers. No car's getting washed with this baby!

    PPS Off to Oz in under three weeks, so radio silence will be maintained during that period.
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    Build Your Own Web Site the Right Way!
    A beginners' HTML/CSS book with web standards at its heart
    The Ultimate HTML Reference
    A complete reference, in glorious hardback

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    ummm whats HCI200X???

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    Here ya go:

    CHI 2002

    CHI = Computer Human Interaction
    Build Your Own Web Site the Right Way!
    A beginners' HTML/CSS book with web standards at its heart
    The Ultimate HTML Reference
    A complete reference, in glorious hardback

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    I'm going, woo hoo. It is basically THE biggest Human Computer Interaction (as Computer Human Interaction as the Americans like to call it) conference.


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