The book “Don’t make me think” is written by Steve Krug. This is the first book that I read about UX(User Experience Design) design. This book is concise and has four sections.

The “guiding principles” talks about not puzzling the user to find required content. These principles guide to omit needless content, using conventions, images and explains the web page scanning habit of user (not reading complete content).

The section “Things you need to get right” has content to design navigation that helps user to find their way. The big bang theory of web design is about designing home page, using tag lines (nothing beats a good tagline), welcome blurb and testing home page usability.

The section “Making sure you got them right” is all about usability testing. Resolving conflicting thoughts between developers, designers, marketing and project managers, this section also talks about usability testing on 10 cents a day. Focusing on early usability tests, do it yourself usability testing and how often, this section importantly explains feedback loop. Finally, this section has guidance about “deciding what to fix” from feedback.

The final section is about Mobile UI design. Talking about significant difference between Web & Mobile App design, the section has some techniques for screen recording usability testing (using cameras, no screen mirroring).

Users browse to website with “The reservoir of goodwill” and the goodwill can be increased or diminished by many factors. Finally, the last topic of book has an eye-catching line:

“Unless you’re going to make a blanket decision that people with disabilities aren’t part of your audience, you really can’t say your site is usable unless it’s accessible.”

After reading this book, I learned concepts to enlighten user experience. The book helped me to think about conducting usability tests in early stages to avoid disasters, to discuss the importance of speaking user language for make user experience rich.