Design for Real Life


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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.4 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

Eric A. Meyer is the author of the critically acclaimed online tutorialIntroduction to HTML, as well as some other semi-popular Web pages. He is a member of the CSS&FP Working Group and the author of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide.
Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an author, speaker, coach, strategist, and the founder of Active Voice, a company helping tech and design workers become radical, courageous leaders. In addition to Design for Real Life, she's also the author of Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and other Threats of Toxic Tech and Content Everywhere. She has been published in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and McSweeney's.


The only user scenarios that matter are our users' real lives. In this courageous and compassionate book, full of wisdom and methods not collected anywhere else, Eric and Sara guide us through scenarios previously in the dark. -LIZ DANZICO, Chair and cofounder, MFA Interaction Design at SVA and VP of design at NPR

Kurt Vonnegut said that there was only one rule: 'You've got to be kind.' This book is what happens when two people apply that rule to building great digital products. It's about building interfaces that are truly, genuinely human. Anyone who aspires to build global products that people love should read this book now. -PAUL FORD, Cofounder of Postlight and author of What Is Code

This book is so needed. The methods and techniques Sara and Eric share will improve your design and writing processes-and more important, will change the way you think about your users. Other books tell you how to design for idealized personas, but this one shows you how to design and write for actual humans. It will be required reading on my team. -KATE KIEFER LEE, Head of communications and corporate affairs at MailChimp and coauthor of Nicely Said