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Questions for Steve Krug

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Daniel N.
user 15809521
Washington, DC
Post #: 10
For this month's book club meetup, we'll be having a live video chat with Steve Krug!

If you have any questions that you want to make sure we get to, post them in this forum. I'll be moderating our conversation with Steve to make sure we stay on track, and will use these questions as a starting point.

We'll also make sure there's time to drift into interesting topics that come up, and we'll leave time at the end for additional questions and discussion.
Melinda M.
melmillerCU
Group Organizer
Champaign, IL
Post #: 9
If you were writing this book in 2012, what you change and/or add?

What's your opinion of mega-menus like the one Amazon has now?

What are some of the biggest aha moments you remember during usability tests you've conducted?

Do you ever deviate from your plan when conducting a usability test? When is that OK?

What are effective ways of infusing regular usability testing in a company's culture?

In terms of keeping up with trends, what do enjoy reading and/or who do you enjoy following?

What advice do you have for have for someone still in school who is interested in starting a career in UX or usability research?
Daniel N.
user 15809521
Washington, DC
Post #: 11
How would you recommend handling the transition to responsive web designs? Are there any approaches that you're familiar with for usability testing on such sites?

You talk about the importance of self-evident naming of things (e.g. "Jobs" as opposed to "Job-o-rama")... what advice do you have on persuading stakeholders that "clear" is better than "original"?

How can designers avoid "satisficing" in their own work?

You explicitly don't talk about web apps in your book -- however, do you have any advice specific to them given the blurring of the lines between apps and sites (e.g. Twitter)?

Who today do you think is really doing a good job at showcasing the principles you express in the book?

Apps really didn't really come to the forefront until after the publishing of the second edition. What advice do you have for app makers? Is there anything that differs from the web considerations that you express?

We've been hearing a lot more about DIY usability testing & mobile usability testing lately -- do you have any advice on those fronts?

You mentioned that "better developer tools for accessibility" were still a few years away -- do you have any advice on what is out there today for this sort of work?
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