Take a solid usability concept, slap an acronym on it, wait, then change it slightly and slap a new acronym in it, wait, then slice one piece out of it and give it it s own acronym, wait.
lather, rinse, repeat.
Okay, that may be extreme, but that s how this book felt while I was reading it Solid concepts explained repeatedly under different names Usability engineering is not easy, but it doesn t need to be artificially inflated either This book could be half its length and still get all points across just fine.
It never fails to amaze me how so much of school is about formalizing terms for common sense This book is no exception There are some interesting bits including analysis of interactions between users in online groups clubs games orgies and some interviews with usability and UI professionals, which I liked.
Very useful tool as I study HCID