Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
By Steve Krug

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Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.

Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read.

If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites.

“After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.”
–Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #2782 in Books
  • Brand: Krug Steve
  • Published on: 2014-01-03
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.80" h x .70" w x 7.00" l, 1.02 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 216 pages


  • Don t Make Me Think Revisited A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

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About the Author
Steve Krug (pronounced "kroog") is best known as the author of Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, now in its second edition with over 350,000 copies in print. Ten years later, he finally gathered enough energy to write another one: the usability testing handbook Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems. The books were based on the 20+ years he's spent as a usability consultant for a wide variety of clients like Apple,,, NPR, the International Monetary Fund, and many others.

His consulting firm, Advanced Common Sense ("just me and a few well-placed mirrors") is based in Chestnut Hill, MA. Steve currently spends most of his time teaching usability workshops, consulting, and watching old episodes of Law and Order.

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5The book is created using the same principles it teaches
By Samuel Bailey
And that means you'll very easily absorb, understand and retain the information. This book is used as a text for a UX/UI for Web Designers class at my college. And although it's a brief book, it's the best there is. Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Web and Mobile are Driving the App Model - So This Book Applies to ALL Applications
By Amazon Customer
I love the book and can't count the number of times I cite it to others.

Over the years I have found myself frequently pushing the concepts with traditional application developers - because they definitely translate.

Lately I've realized that the usability expectations for all applications are set by the web and mobile application experiences because they dominate people's computer experiences now.

Web / mobile started out with the necessity of keeping things simple and concise due to API and device size limitations.

I think these constraints inadvertently has caused developers to stumble on the truth that has been there all along - technical people (I'm one) tend to make applications overly complex.

The same principle applies equally to applications as it does to websites and mobile - given two alternatives for the same basic work - the one that provides the least cognitive friction to "finding your way around" will always win. In training we call this "Cognitive Load Management"

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Slightly Outdated by Now, but Great Primer on Web Design Basics
By Susan Kruger, M.Ed.-SOAR Study Skills
I read this book a few years ago and it was even a bit outdated then. BUT, principles never change and it covered basic principles well. What I like about it, more than anything, is that it stuck to the point of the title relentlessly. In other words, the greatest value it provides is to drive home the ever-essential point that web design should not make potential customers waste a moment's energy on deciphering where to go or what to do next. Kudos to the author for this relentless focus!

As I type this review, I notice that a 3rd edition is available for pre-order. I will be checking that out, for sure.

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