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Come join us for a discussion of September's book, "Rocket Surgery Made Easy" by Steve Krug.
For our September meet, we will read the first 1/2 of the book, finishing discussion of second 1/2 in October.†
Book description from Amazon:
"In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug spells out a streamlined approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own Web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".)
Using practical advice, plenty of illustrations, and his trademark humor, Steve explains how to:
- Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning Web site or application
- Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all)
- Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach
- By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials ("A morning a month, that's all we ask"), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular."
Try to keep the following questions in mind as you read?
– what is the author trying to say? do I agree?
– have I experienced any of the situations in the book?
– what points are presented in an interesting way, and why?
– how could this impact my design? or life?
Reading the book in advance is recommended but not required. You can still join the conversation and contribute even if you haven't had a chance to read. Discussion will be centered on attendees' key takeaways, led by event host, Q.
About the author:
Steve Krug is a usability consultant who has more than 30 years of experience as a user advocate for companies like Apple, Netscape, AOL, Lexus, and others. Based in part on the success of his first book, Don't Make Me Think, he has become a highly sought-after speaker on usability design.
Stop by the LTUX #book-club channel to say high and join the conversation! https://ltuxseattle.slack.com/archives/C01TBNX0RQD
LTUX Code of conduct:
– LTUX Seattle is an inclusive organization that welcomes all genders and races.
– Attendees must treat each other with respect