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It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens.
In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, ""It's not rocket surgery"".)
In this new book, Steve explains how to:
Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning web site or applicationKeep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all)Fix the problems that you find, using his ""The least you can do"" approachBy paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials (A morning a month, that's all we ask ), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular.
Why the price discrepancy?
I'd really rather keep all my e-books in one system (iBooks), but once again the price difference just doesn't justify it: $28 dollars here versus just over $15 for the Kindle app.
Publishers ripping us off.
This book is $22 for the Kindle and $21.78 for the paper back version, yet they are trying to charge $28 for the iBooks version? You mean, it costs them $6 to NOT HAVE TO PRINT anything? I think this is also a violation of Apple's iBookstore terms. I believe Apple requires publishers to not charge more on the iBookstore than they do elsewhere, yet Pearson is doing this here.
Hopefully by the time you read this, Pearson will have changed their policy and started treating us like desirable customers.
No samples here!
If you try to read a sample of this book you are show the cover, literally! Same as you can see in the description. Pretty difficult to gauge the author’s style or the quality of the content based on its cover. I think there may even be an old adage concerning this problem. Looks like a $28 pig in a poke.