Advanced Common Sensesm is the online home of Web usability consultant and author Steve Krug.

Upcoming events

Nothing scheduled at the moment. (A break for chemotherapy in the first six months of 2017 kept me from booking anything.) But I'm ready to start teaching in-house workshops again, if you'd like your team to learn how to do their own usability testing.

The Books

Book cover: Don’t Make Me Think!3rd edition! After 14 years, I’ve finally updated the book that’s become almost everyone’s introduction to Web usability (500,000 copies in 20 languages). Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited is still short enough to read on a plane ride, but now the examples are from the 21st century, and it talks about mobile sites and apps.

Book cover: Rocket Surgery Made EasyThe how-to book. If Don’t Make Me Think convinced you that you should be doing usability tests, this book tells you exactly how to do them. Hint: It’s much easier than you’d think, as you can see in this video of a usabilty test that shows how I do them.

Recent Interviews

TheUXIntern (Wesley Noble) has posted our hour-long chat (also available on iTunes podcasts). We ended up talking about things like The Great Skeuomorphism Panic of 2013.

UserTesting.com has a pretty freewheeling two-part interview about the new edition of Don't Make Me Think. (At one point, I can't remember Geena Davis's name.)

Or you can listen to Lou Rosenfeld and I have our usual good time discussing wearables. (Spoiler: I'm an Apple Watch fan.) 

Sadly, the video of one of my favorite presentations (“Is Usability Taking a Nose Dive?” in Pasadena a few years ago) somehow got shredded by YouTube. If you happen to have a copy somehow, please let me know. (The slides are available on SlideShare.) 

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