Chapter 8. “The Farmer and the Cowman Should Be Friends”
I think the author’s little comic about pull down menus was very on key and humorous. I could definitely see that happening on a day to day basis in website development. I thought that the layout of a website would solely be the designer’s responsibility. I didn’t realize that it had to be approved and negotiated with the marketing and developing team. I think it’s ironic that the author states that “there are no simple ‘right’ answers” and then ends with a very long, complicated question like “Does this pull down, with these items and this wording…create a good experience.”
Chapter 9. Usability testing on 10 cents a day: Keeping testing simple—so you do enough of it
This chapter focused more on Usability and I think if I was going to become an UX designer this information would be very help, but I not. The author did have a section in the chapter about Doing-It-Yourself, which I support. I think it’s more reasonable to do the testing yourself than hire a huge group for user testing. It saves you more time and money,as well as pinpoint the areas that need fixing faster.