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UX for Developers

How to Integrate User-Centered Design Principles Into Your Day-to-Day Development Work

  • Bridges the gap between UX theory and UX implementation specifically for developers

  • Contains unique approaches that enable developers to change their way of thinking in order to be involved in the design of what they build

  • Written by Westley Knight who has worked in development for over 15 years and UX for 5 years, so is uniquely placed to bridge the gap between development and design


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Westley Knight
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 161-166

About this book


Become more mindful of the user when building digital products, and learn how to integrate a user-centered approach into your thinking as a web or app developer. This book shows you how the user experience is the responsibility of everyone involved in creating the product and how to redefine development principles when building user-centered digital products.

There are still many organizations that are not design driven, and the gap between stereotypical design and development teams needs to be bridged in order to build digital products that cater to the needs of real people. We are at a point where we see organizations that cannot bring the user experience into their core thinking falling behind their competitors. You'll see how to increase the level of UX maturity within any organization by tackling what is possibly the biggest stumbling block that stands between design and development: putting user needs ahead of system efficiency.

UX for Developers shows how you can adjust your focus in order to be more mindful of the user when building digital products. Learn to care about what you build, not just for the system’s sake, but for those who will use what you build.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.NorthamptonUK

About the authors

Westley Knight is a Web Developer turned User Experience Designer, husband to one and father to four, and now author living in Northampton, UK. He has worked in some capacity or another on the web since the turn of the millennium with small local business all the way through to large multi-national corporations. He's also worked for design agencies, in-house teams, and as an external consultant, and has spoken at a number of conferences on how to embrace user experience design and its methods within your organizations.

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