The Elements of User Experience - Jesse James Garrett

The Elements of User Experience cuts through the complexity of user-centered design for the Web with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Jesse James Garrett gives readers the big picture of Web user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design. This accessible introduction helps any Web development team, large or small, to create a successful user experience.

This is one of the canonical books on UX for the web. According to the author:

"This is not a book of answers. Instead, this book is about asking the right questions.

This book will tell you what you need to know before you go read those other books. If you need the big picture, if you need to understand the context for the decisions that user experience practitioners make, this book is for you."

Please come ready to discuss the book. This isn't a presentation, but rather a discussion about the book and how we can use it to improve our work as UX Designers (or whatever you call yourself). We're going to limit the number of spots available, so only take a spot if you intend on reading the book and attending the event.

All levels of experience in the industry are welcome. This will be a pretty informal conversation, so it's great to have people who's interests and experience is varied.

You can buy the book from Amazon, or local bookstores might also carry it. 


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  • A former member
    A former member

    hey! If these coffee or beer is still up, I would love to go.

    April 17, 2012

  • David E.

    Hey Tea,
    I think that's a great idea, I know there were quite a few people who wanted to attend but couldn't make it due to long weekend/ the schedule change. If you have a date/location in mind, I can post it to the meetup group to get the word out.

    April 14, 2012

  • Tea N.

    Maybe all of us that missed it can go out for a beer to talk about it. If there is any interest in this idea, post here and I can try and organize something.

    April 10, 2012

  • Stuart C.

    Really sorry to have missed it yesterday, Easter long weekend prevented in the end. A real shame as I'm putting the book into practice at the moment! I hope the discussions were good. Looking forward to the next.

    April 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I read the change of the meeting today and I have something schedule for today that I can't move. I read the book! Its great! definitely part of my pillows book!! I really willing to come to the next one, because I have a lot of questions! and I would love the share and listen the experience of the group!

    April 9, 2012

  • Ashley P.

    Thought this would be on a Tuesday! Mondays are no good for me. Wish I could be there!

    April 4, 2012

  • Tea N.

    I just realized that it's my family's Easter dinner night and won't be able to come. I am loving the book though. Sorry to miss it.

    April 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    March 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    While Undercover User Experience Design isn't available right now in Vancouver at Chapters, it is on Amazon >

    March 12, 2012

  • Tea N.

    Hi guys. UX Undercover is considered a rare book, so I am wondering if anyone knows of a local bookstore that would have it in stock.

    March 12, 2012

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