Web Site Design is Communication Design

Thea M. van der Geest | University of Twente
ISBN 9789027232021 (Eur) | EUR 45.00
ISBN 9781588110107 (USA) | USD 68.00
ISBN 9789027298300 | EUR 45.00 | USD 68.00
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Web Site Design is Communication Design is written for practitioners, trainers, and students of Communication, Business, Information Science and Media Design.
This book is based on a series of case studies of web-site design processes in smaller and larger organizations, including Amazon and Microsoft. It offers a well-researched, reflective and thorough analysis of the activities undertaken, in combination with practical, real-life experiences of web-site designers and producers. It pays attention to the often complicated organizational context that web designers and producers have to work in, while they serve both bosses and target groups to their best intents. The importance of careful evaluation is stressed throughout the book and in the concluding checklists, which guide the practitioner through the design process, from initial idea through site maintenance and re-design.
[Document Design Companion Series, 2] 2001.  viii, 165 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Web site design is communication design has a strong competitive advantage: it is enriched by specific information and quotations that come directly from the people making the decisions and performing the development work.”
“One can find many handbooks on how to build web sites, but books that stimulate reflection from a communication perspective are scarce. This book offers a rich collection of case material, a thought-provoking start for relating theory with practice.”
“[...] suitable for management professionals. It opens to them a whole horizon of strategic decisions.”
“[...] provides clear answers to a crucial question that is often overlooked in current research [...]

[...] question-answers checklists cover the whole spectrum of the development process and can actually help the designers do their job effectively.

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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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