[Mental Models Aligning design strategy with human behavior Books ] Free Reading online as TXT author Indi Young

REVIEW Mental Models Aligning design strategy with human behavior

There is no single methodology for creating the perfect product but you can increase your odds One of the best ways is to understand user This book wasn t at all what I expected it would be But in a good wayMy understanding of mental models came from Don Norman s The Design of Everyday Things where he talks about a mental model being the concept someone has about how a product works When a user s mental model for how something works doesn t match the model the people who made a product use you end up with things that are really difficult to use frustrating end usersBut this book is about a methodology for user research that results in a comprehensive visual representation of what users need from a productservice and what is currently being offered While the complete methodology is uite intensive and would only be appropriate for certain types of projects there s a ton of little details that can be pulled out and applied to pretty much any user research

CHARACTERS Ó E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Indi Young

Mental Models Aligning design strategy with human behavior

S' reasons for doing things Mental Models gives you the tools to help you grasp and design for those reasons Adaptive Path co founder Ind Finding interesting alignment with Jeff Patton s work on Story Mapping

Indi Young ☆ 9 READ

I Young has written a roll up your sleeves book for designers managers and anyone else interested in making design strategic and successf Fantastic Carried this book around for ages and referred back to it again and again Indi s mental models are relevant for any user experience professional as she gives us a tool to extract user needs that are valid for the long run This is the stuff personas should be based on


10 thoughts on “Mental Models Aligning design strategy with human behavior

  1. says:

    This book wasn't at all what I expected it would be But in a good wayMy understanding of mental models came from Don Norman's The Design of E

  2. says:

    This book is uniue in that it is focused on a singular goal and follows the topic through until the reader is fully competent The singular goal of Mental Models is to teach the reader when to and how to create and use Mental Models for documenting how users think about a problem space for example going to the moviesMental models are affinity diagrams with purpose While I have done a lot of affinity diagramming I felt th

  3. says:

    An awful book which will maybe hit you down The method itself sounds interesting BUT it is like Waiting for Godot 1 It's terribly edited and sometimes chaotic 2 The core of the book is in the last 3 4 chapters The rest is useless unless you're completely new to the user research 3 The main focus is on the basics

  4. says:

    Finding interesting alignment with Jeff Patton's work on Story Mapping

  5. says:

    I was convinced to read this book to figure out what my Mental Model Konigi Omnigraffle template was for and their website suggested this bookI think this is a really awesome way to do user personas and finding ways to match the design with the user's needs The book is oddly detailed in some points explaining exactly how to use a particular program or save a file in a particular format But overall it is a good step by st

  6. says:

    Describes all details about getting your potential customer preferences About making interview extracting patterns understading user needs etc Btw it's a reference book or step by step guide and it nothing without a practice

  7. says:

    This book was only OK I’m not completely sure if my issues with it are because I’m new to UX I was reading it to learn theoretically and it would be better to learn practically or if it’s truly lacking something Regardless there were definitely multiple editing flaws and I found myself a little bored and unable to

  8. says:

    This book is a really thorough discussion of using Mental Models as a user centric design techniue The book is very dense with a lot of information so it would be helpful to read this multiple times especially whi

  9. says:

    Fantastic Carried this book around for ages and referred back to it again and again Indi's mental models are relevant for any user experience professional as she gives us a tool to extract user needs that are valid for the long run This is the

  10. says:

    This is a very practical book for those who are interested in approaching design by understanding the audience first A mental model is a diagram that illustrates behavior patterns gathered from audience representatives Mental models describe