A new book covering all the basics you need to know to get started in the field of User Experience Design!
4/19/2014 update: The 2nd edition is now available as a FREE Download. Click here for the PDF.
UX101: A Primer on User Experience Design is an introduction to User Experience design. It’s available in both paperback and on the kindle here and is available on the iBookstore here. You can sample chapters from the book on this very website!
Here’s a guest post I wrote for Tech Journal on why I wrote UX 101.
“To design something really well you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to thoroughly understand something… The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better designs we will have.” – Steve Jobs
Last year I wrote a book on UX called Experience Matters: Essays, Tactics and Lessons on User Experience Design (available on Amazon, iTunes and for the Kindle – currently FREE for the iPad). This book was my first attempt into collecting my thoughts around UX, and it has been well received. I’m currently outlining my followup book, which I’ve titled UX 101: A Primer on User Experience Design.
I plan on detailing out the basic skills and processes than anyone can use to apply user-centered design principles in their organization or business. There’s a HUGE demand for UX professionals (over 9000 opening on LinkedIn as of the time I write this), and there is a dearth of material aimed at the “newbie” interested in learning about the discipline. I hope this book can help fill that gap.