Last week I finished reading the book Don’t Make Me Think (2nd Edition) and let me tell you. Sometimes it just plain hurts to see a user interface. 🙁 Web desktop…
I won’t go into details. But I’ve seen things, things you would very likely wish upon your worst enemy. (Since it isn’t lethal or anything.)
Now to apply the things in this book. I’ve allways felt like I was a bit more design sensitive then most colleagues on a project. Guess I now have a book to slap them with.
The book isn’t a reference, but it does give you a firm grasp of the mode of thinking you have to use when designing a UI. Most of all, there is no such thing as an average user. That was kind of an eye opener for me. Pick up this one, since it’s a very short read, so it won’t cost you that much effort. But it will make you better understand what users need/want.