Summary of Don’t Make Me Think

A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

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Don’t Make Me Think book summary
Enable new users to understand and love your website’s home page immediately.


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You need this intensely clear, readable book. Seriously. Once upon a time, you simply could have bought a copy for your design staff and let them absorb it. However, as more aspects of business migrate online, more people in your company will want a say in how your website is organized. To make informed decisions and have a shared frame of reference, stock up on usability expert Steve Krug’s stories.This colloquial, amusing book does a great job of articulating design and organizing principles for your website. For his lucid, engaging tone and absolute lack of pretension or confusion, getAbstract recommends Krug’s IT classic to web designers, anyone doing business online and anyone who wants to.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What web “usability” involves
  • How to make your website more usable
  • Which tools, techniques and approaches increase usability


Web Design and “Usability”
The principles of good web design are “just common sense” and you can learn to apply them. A great website must have usability, in that it must work for customers, serve your purposes and be easy to use. If clients find your site difficult to use, they’ll avoid...
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About the Author

Steve Krug, who has been a usability consultant for two decades, works on website design for major commercial clients and is a frequent speaker.

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