Eyetracking Web Usability
Eyetracking Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
Book DescriptionEyetracking Web Usability is based on one of the largest studies of eyetracking usability in existence. Best-selling author Jakob Nielsen and coauthor Kara Pernice used rigorous usability methodology and eyetracking technology to analyze 1.5 million instances where users look at Web sites to understand how the human eyes interact with design. Their findings will help designers, software developers, writers, editors, product managers, and advertisers understand what people see or don't see, when they look, and why. With their comprehensive three-year study, the authors confirmed many known Web design conventions and the book provides additional insights on those standards. They also discovered important new user behaviors that are revealed here for the first time. Using compelling eye gaze plots and heat maps, Nielsen and Pernice guide the reader through hundreds of examples of eye movements, demonstrating why some designs work and others don't. They also provide valuable advice for page layout, navigation menus, site elements, image selection, and advertising. This book is essential reading for anyone who is serious about doing business on the Web.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780321498366
(229mm x 174mm x 20mm)
Imprint: New Riders Publishing
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jakob Nielsen
Coordinating User Interfaces for Consistency, Paperback (December 2001)
Details a variety of methods for attaining interface consistency, including central control, user definitions, shared code, and model analysis. This work presents a cost-benefits analysis of organizational efforts to promote and achieve consistency. It also considers the consistency of interface elements other than screen design.
International User Interfaces, Paperback (July 1996)
Leading authorities from around the world discuss the latest topics in international user-interface design.
Usability Engineering, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by Jakob Nielsen
Serves as a guide to the methods of usability engineering. This book provides the tools needed to avoid usability surprises and improve product quality. It includes information on which method to use at various stages during the development lifecycle, along with information on how to run a usability test.
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Author Biography - Jakob Nielsen
Jakob Nielsen, Ph.D., is a principal of Nielsen Norman Group and founder of the "discount usability engineering" movement, emphasizing fast and efficient methods for improving the quality of user interfaces. Dr. Nielsen has been called, "the world's leading expert on Web usability" by U.S. News and World Report and "the next best thing to a true time machine" by USA Today. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Prioritizing Web Usability and the groundbreaking Designing Web Usability, which has sold more than 250,000 copies and has been translated in 22 languages. Kara Pernice is the managing director of Nielsen Norman Group, where she has led several global Web usability research studies on a variety of topics, such as intranets, accessibility, senior citizens, and emotion and design. She has developed and taught numerous seminars on product life cycles, field studies, usability research, and eyetracking. She has also written and published many reports on Web design and usability methods.
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