User Experience Design

User Experience Design: A Practical Introduction

by Gavin Allanwood

Gavin Allanwood is a practitioner in digital media design, course leader and course developer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Peter Beare

Peter Beare is the course leader for Media Production & Technology at the University of Central Lancashire, and is an alumni of the Media Technology Programme. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019
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    978-1-3500-2171-6 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-2172-3 (online)

    978-1-3500-2173-0 (epub)

    978-1-3500-2170-9 (paperback)
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    Second Edition
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Applicable to a wide spectrum of design activity, this book offers an ideal first step, clearly explaining fundamental concepts and methods to apply when designing for the user experience.

Covering essential topics from user research and experience design to aesthetics, standards and prototyping, User Experience Design explains why user-centered methods are now essential to ensuring the success of a wide range of design projects.

This second edition includes important new topics including; digital service standards, onboarding and scenario mapping. There are now 12 hands-on activities designed to help you start exploring basic UX tasks such as visualising the user journey and recognising user interface patterns.

Filled with straightforward explanations and examples from around the world, this book is an essential primer for students and non-designers needing an introduction to contemporary UX thinking and common approaches. Designed specifically for newcomers to UX Design, the companion website offers extra material for hands-on activities, templates, industry interviews, contributor notes and sources of guidance for those seeking to start a career in the industry.