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SOURCE Human Factors International
"This book is a great how-to manual for people who want to bring the benefits of improved user experience to their companies. I've been working with user-centered design for over twenty years, and I found myself circling tips and tricks." - Harley Manning, VP and Research Director, Customer Experience, Forrester Research
FAIRFIELD, Iowa, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Human Factors International (HFI) announces the release of Institutionalization of UX: A Step-by-Step Guide to a User Experience Practice – 2nd Edition (Addison-Wesley, December 2013), by HFI CEO Eric Schaffer, PhD and Global Chief of Technical Staff Apala Lahiri.
First published in 2004 as Institutionalization of Usability, this new, expanded edition looks beyond the science of usability to the broader, deeper implications of user experience (UX). Institutionalization of UX shows how to develop a mature, user-centered design practice within an enterprise. Readers are guided through a step-by-step methodology, including practical advice on the organizational changes, milestones, toolsets, infrastructure, staffing, governance, and long-term operations needed to support the shift to industrial-strength UX.
The second edition:
"Today, organizations must create routinely usable applications and deal with advanced capabilities like customer strategy, innovation, and persuasive design," says HFI CEO Eric Schaffer. "Happily, after decades of work in the field, we know not only how to build innovative, easy, and compelling software, but also how to reliably and efficiently setup a serious UX practice that institutionalizes UX to build good experiences on an industrial scale."
Apala Lahiri adds, "There is a fork in the road right now for the UX community. Should we continue to stay 'boutique' and in our comfort zone, or should we up the ante and transition to complex, industrial scale UX? The book helps in deciding which road to take and how."
ISBN-13: 978-0321884817, 368 pages, paperback, $49.99 retail, Addison-Wesley
For more information and author bios, see www.UXpractice.com.
About Human Factors International
Human Factors International is the global leader in advisory services, consulting, training, certification, methods, standards, and tools that help clients focus on their strategic customer and user experiences.
Uniquely focused on helping clients develop mature and effective user-centered design practices, HFI goes beyond usability, applying persuasive engineering methods to influence customers to use digital channels, engage, and convert.
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