Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug
Since it was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug's guide to understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best loved and most recommended books on the subject. It's a core foundational book that every Web designer must internalize to make their designs truly effective.
In this substantially revised edition, Steve returns with fresh perspective to reconsider the principles he originally laid out--commenting, amending, amplifying, and offering fresh new examples to underscore their importance. This edition adds an important new chapter on mobile as well as integrating coverage of mobile throughout. It's a complete reimagining of the concepts that made this book an instant classic.
Categories: Computers & Technology
Reading time: 6 – 7 hours
For my software engineers, I love a book called Don't Make Me Think, which is a book about usability and making software and user interfaces that are friendly to people. It's an easy read, but it is a treatise on why we should make usable interfaces. Not just how we should make them, like what sort of user interface patterns work or don't work, but also why we should do that, and this is the reason.