Featuring an amazing conversation with Web Design Guru Steve Krug Author of Don’t Make Me Think, A Common Sense Guide to Web Usability, Best-Of Live from the Blog
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Steve Krug (@skrug) (pronounced “kroog”) is a highly respected usability consultant who has worked quietly for years for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, BarnesandNoble.com, Excite@Home, and Circle.com. He may be best known for one of my favorite books, Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, now in its second edition with over 200,000 copies in print. Don’t Make Me Think! is the product of more than 10 years experience as a user advocate.
Don’t make me write!: an interview with Steve Krug
Nowadays, Steve (Don’t Make Me Think) Krug is fixated on getting everyone to do their own usability testing. It’s almost sad, really. Bordering on an obsession. And it would be sad, except for the fact that usability testing turns out to be the best thing anyone can do to improve a Web site (or Web app, or desktop app, or iPad app—you get the idea) that they’re working on. Last year, he boiled down everything you need to know to do your own testing into 162 pages in his second book, Rocket Surgery Made Easy. Now, for people who haven’t got two hours to read a really short book (with lots of illustrations), he’s going to boil it down into a SxSW talk…complete with a live demonstration. You’ll leave the room ready—and eager—to start testing.