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  • Go read everything that Don Norman has written. Clever dude.

    "Don't Make Me Think" - good, if a little oriented towards W3 work.

    "Inmates" - I find this a very interesting book. Good at identifying the problems and issues. Massively incorrect solution (IMHO :-). Almost every developer I know whose read it gets angry since the language used about developers isn't the most... diplomatic... shall we say. Cooper's view is basically that developers shouldn't be let near UI design - and that it should be left t

  • apple, of course, is a perfect example of this sort of thinking. no focus groups by design; either to maintain secrecy or to avoid the waddling march to mediocrity. three ways of thinking about this process--

    1. coder-centric: "let's make this work the way we think it should work"
    2. survey-centric: "let's find out how the user thinks this should work"
    3. user-centric: "let's make this work the way we know the user actually works"

    if you're good, and you obsessively practice the craft of learning how people pe