Judge a Book by its Cover (and its Interior Too)

Sure it’s true. Books — real books in print — have been around for, well, quite a while. But as a new publisher of user experience books (and staunch researchers), we want to ensure that the books we design are as usable as possible.

We’re looking to apply some usability research strategies to test both print and digital editions of our first book, Indi Young’s Mental Models. To do this, we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers who can come in for 45 minutes on Thursday, October 11 in the flatiron district in Manhattan. (Sorry, only people that can make it to Manhattan are eligible.) You’ll be asked to answer some questions about the book, and to perform a few tasks, such as locating information within the book. The sessions will take place at the lovely offices of Behavior Design in Manhattan (40 West 27th Street, Suite 401; map).

We’re offering a $50 Amazon gift certificate and a selection of Rosenfeld Media books as a thanks to our volunteers.

Please contact us if you need more information or require more convincing.