GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition, is the completely updated and revised version of GUI Bloopers. It looks at user interface design bloopers from commercial software, Web sites, Web applications, and information appliances, explaining how intelligent, well-intentioned professionals make these mistakes - and how you can avoid them. GUI expert Jeff Johnson presents the reality of interface design in an entertaining, anecdotal, and instructive way while equipping readers with the minimum of theory.
This updated version reflects the bloopers that are common today, incorporating many comments and suggestions from first edition readers. It covers bloopers in a wide range of categories including GUI controls, graphic design and layout, text messages, interaction strategies, Web site design - including search, link, and navigation, responsiveness issues, and management decision-making.
Organized and formatted so information needed is quickly found, the new edition features call-outs for the examples and informative captions to enhance quick knowledge building.
This book is recommended for software engineers, web designers, web application developers, and interaction designers working on all kinds of products.
Jeff Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco.
He is also a principal at Wiser Usability, a consultancy focused on elder usability.
After earning B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale and Stanford, he worked as a UI designer, implementer, manager, usability tester, and researcher at Cromemco, Xerox, US West, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun.
He has taught at Stanford, Mills, and the University of Canterbury.
He is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy and a recipient of SIGCHI's Lifetime Achievement in Practice Award.
He has authored articles on a variety of topics in HCI, as well as the books GUI Bloopers (1st and 2nd eds.), Web Bloopers, Designing with the Mind in Mind (1st and 2nd eds.), Conceptual Models: Core to Good Design (with Austin Henderson), and Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population (with Kate Finn).
"If you are a software developer, read this book: especially if you don't think you need it. Don't worry, it isn't filled with abstract and useless theory--this is a book for doers, and those in the trenches. Buy it, read it, and take two sections daily." --Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group