A Project Guide to UX Design by Peachpit Press

  May 2, 2009     9068 Views      Learning , Books       Comments (0)   

As part of my learning in UX design I finished reading the "A Project Guide to UX Design", written by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler and Published by Peachpit Press. This is my first book in UX Design category and I have no chance to read any other books in this category but this book gave me an immense number of ideas and knowledge on how to create and deliver a great user experience projects, integrating UX design on projects, adopting best UX practices and lots more.

A Project Guide to UX DesignFrom starting to end every chapter in the book is well written and covers on various sections like Project Ecosystem, Project type identification, writing project proposal, doing user Research, and transition of project defining to designing and so on.

A chapter on project proposal for Freelancers and consultants covers all the core components of writing a project proposal from defining a title page to payment schedule, Acknowledgment and project sign-off and what need to be included in each and every part of the project proposal it's really a great chapter for peoples going to start writing their first project proposal. The chapters 4 and 5 describes about the setting up project objectives and different project approaches of covering the common steps need to be include in every Project Plan like, Define, Design, Develop, Deploy and Extend. Another chapter on Business Requirements talks about understanding the current state of the project and how to prioritize requirements based on the project objective and how to plan and run meeting effectively this thing are really helpful for each and everyone who are working as freelancer or as a team member in a company.

A chapter on UX design and SEO explains about the ideas of optimizing Flash, Ajax, JavaScript and other scripted contents for search engines. Understanding the meta tags like defining a page title , meta keywords, meta description, "noindex" meta tag, header, cross-linking, Footer links etc., are also well defined in this chapter.

This book also gets in length on covering the basic elements of site maps, creating advanced site maps and task flows for web sites and applications. It also includes a chapter on creating wireframe for a web application from a basic level by defining different sections on the wireframe and using annotations in wireframes.

Overall this book is well designed, very practical and useful guide for understanding every aspect of UX design and team collaboration and meetings, planning and managing great UX projects.

Links and Reference:

Buy From Amazon - Project Guide to UX Design
Book Online Chapters - http://projectuxd.com/downloads/
Chapters Reference Links - http://projectuxd.com/links-references/

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