Designing great user experiences for Products:References, resources, books, discussion threads, websites etc

4 Jan 2008 - 8:03am
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Caroline Jarrett
2007

From: "Timothy Yeo" <timyeo at gmail.com>

: I've spent the last 4 years working in the user experience field for
websites and mobile phone interfaces. Now, I'm embarking onto a new
medium for me: consumer products.
:
: I'm looking for references, resources, books, discussion threads,
websites etc that talk about usability testing, design guidelines and
general advice for designing great user experiences for consumer
products such as TVs, kitchen appliances, digital video recorders,
household appliances etc.

Hi Tim

You might be interested in our textbook (Stone, Jarrett, Woodroffe,
Minocha: "User Interface Design and Evaluation") because it includes
discussion of some consumer products as well as web sites and
traditional computer interfaces. I think it would mostly be relevant
for the way that it supports your feeling that

(Disclosure: I get a nice warm feeling when people buy the book but
the royalties go back to the Open Unversity).

You might also be interested in 'Dynamics in Document Design" (Karen
Shriver) because she has an extended discussion of programming a VCR.
But I'd recommend it anyway for the excellent advice on design of
documents, especially those associated with consumer products.

Best,

Caroline Jarrett
caroline.jarrett at effortmark.co.uk
01525 370379

Effortmark Ltd
Usability - Forms - Content
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Products:References, resources, books, discussion threads, websites
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: Hi all.
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: I believe the principles of designing great user experiences are by
: and large the same, but I'd like to learn more about how it, and
: perhaps some of you are already working with this medium and have
some
: advice to offer.
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: Please feel free to send me the references directly or through the
list.
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: Thanks.
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: Tim..
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