GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and Dos (Interactive Technologies) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2007/8/27
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GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition, is the completely updated and revised version of GUI Bloopers. It looks at user interface design bloopers from commercial software, Web sites, Web applications, and information appliances, explaining how intelligent, well-intentioned professionals make these mistakes - and how you can avoid them. GUI expert Jeff Johnson presents the reality of interface design in an entertaining, anecdotal, and instructive way while equipping readers with the minimum of theory.
This updated version reflects the bloopers that are common today, incorporating many comments and suggestions from first edition readers. It covers bloopers in a wide range of categories including GUI controls, graphic design and layout, text messages, interaction strategies, Web site design - including search, link, and navigation, responsiveness issues, and management decision-making.
Organized and formatted so information needed is quickly found, the new edition features call-outs for the examples and informative captions to enhance quick knowledge building.
This book is recommended for software engineers, web designers, web application developers, and interaction designers working on all kinds of products.
* Updated to reflect the bloopers that are common today, incorporating many comments and suggestions from first edition readers.
* Takes a learn-by-example approach that teaches how to avoid common errors.
* Covers bloopers in a wide range of categories: GUI controls, graphic design and layout, text messages, interaction strategies, Web site design -- including search, link, and navigation, responsiveness issues, and management decision-making.
* Organized and formatted so information needed is quickly found, the new edition features call-outs for the examples and informative captions to enhance quick knowledge building.
* Hundreds of illustrations: both the DOs and the DON'Ts for each topic covered, with checklists and additional bloopers on www.gui-bloopers.com.
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Jeff Johnson did an excellent job. The chapters arrange the "bloopers" into meaningful categories (GUI Controls, Navigation, Textual, etc) and the table of contents makes it very easy to locate a specific topic.
Personally, I like his approach of "Don'ts followed by Dos". Presenting an example of bad design first, forced me to try to spot where the mistakes were (not always an easy task) and this contributed, in my opinion, to a better learning experience. Another nice surprise was to learn in appendix B, the way this second edition was "usability-tested" and also, a very important although not so obvious concept, "Reviewing is not usability-testing".
This book is very easy to read and understand and I would certainly recommend it to every developer (from beginner through to senior level) involved directly or indirectly with any GUI design or implementation.
However the most frustrating thing for me is that the Kindle edition of this book is full of bloopers itself. It seems that some OCR program has been used to convert the captions on the screenshots and figures to text. They are full of sometimes hilarious but mostly just annoying misspellings and errors. The figures also don't line up well with the text, meaning that you end up navigating forwards and backwards through the pages to see them.
It's not really acceptable when the Kindle edition costs so much. It's quite ironic that a book about GUI bloopers would make such an error.
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