Linked, Ch 1-9

Before I started reading Albert Laszlo-Barabasi's book on networks, I read some reviews that commented both on its usefulness and its repetition of the same key ideas. Reviews like this one also mention, albeit more emphatically than I would, the excessive anecdotes prefacing every major point his book makes. While this review and my reading only cover… Continue reading Linked, Ch 1-9

Aim for the Heart, Ch. 13: Tell the Story Online

This week's reading was a chapter out of a great resource that I've actually used in a previous class for this program. Like Krug, Tompkins is direct and gives simple advice with simple reasoning: every lesson is themed to maximize your content's appeal to a reader. This chapter focused mainly on the advantage of interaction… Continue reading Aim for the Heart, Ch. 13: Tell the Story Online

Don’t Make Me Think, Steve Krug

In probably the most straightforward and useful textbook I've been assigned, Steve Krug gives simple techniques for creating websites that enhance user experience without complicated way finding or overly elaborate marketing schemes. By sticking to the idea in the title, Krug hones in on a simplistic principle that can be applied almost anywhere: if your… Continue reading Don’t Make Me Think, Steve Krug