Considered the founder of this research area, Nielsen presents a contributed exposition written by the foremost experts in this rapidly growing and important field. The book is devised for user interface practitioners searching for cost-effective ways of improving their designs. The book begins with descriptions of simple discount usability engineering methods, such as heuristic evaluation which can be learned quickly and immediately applied to the reader's current project. Later chapters cover more formal inspection techniques. They offer additional benefits and discuss practical aspects of comparing methods and user testing along with suggestions for when to use which techniques.