The Basics of User Experience Design
The Basics of User Experience Design
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Completed on 2018-07-27

About the Book

If you're looking to gain an introduction into the world of user experience (UX) design—or maybe even freshen up your knowledge of the field—then this UX design book is the ideal place to start. 

You'll cover a wide range of topics over nine highly readable chapters, with each one acting as a mini crash course. By the end, you'll have been introduced to the key concepts, best practices, and guidelines in areas such as:

- User Experience (UX) Design

- Design Thinking

- Usability

- User Research

- Interaction Design

- Mobile Web Design

- Information Visualization

Whether you're looking to embark on a new career in the field of UX design, are trying to boost your current skill-set, or are simply interested in learning more about the topic, then this short ebook is the perfect place to start your journey!

You can find out more about the Interaction Design Foundation at interaction-design.org. As an independent, nonprofit initiative, we are constantly striving to make design education as accessible and affordable as possible, no matter where you are in the world.

About the Author

Mads Soegaard
Mads Soegaard

Founder of the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF), a 16 year old Danish NGO dedicated to making design education accessible.

Table of Contents

The Basics of User Experience Design

by the Interaction Design Foundation


Table of Contents

Preface 2

1. A Brief Introduction to User Experience (UX) Design 4

About the Interaction Design Foundation 8

2. What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular? 9

3. The 7 Factors that Influence User Experience 18

4. An Introduction to Usability 24

5. How to Conduct User Interviews 30

6. 7 Great, Tried and Tested UX Research Techniques 37

7. What is Interaction Design? 43

8. Mobile Web UX Design: Some Simple Guidelines 47

9. Information Visualization – A Brief Introduction 55

Learn UX Design from Industry Experts 61

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