About Steve Krug

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Steve Krug (pronounced “kroog”) is best known as the author of Donít Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, now in its second edition with over 350,000 copies in print.

Ten years later, he finally gathered enough energy to write another one: the usability testing handbook Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems.

The books were based on the 20+ years heís spent as a usability consultant for a wide variety of clients like Apple, Bloomberg.com, Lexus.com, NPR, the International Monetary Fund, and many others.

His consulting firm, Advanced Common Sense (“just me and a few well-placed mirrors”) is based in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Steve currently spends most of his time teaching usability workshops, consulting, and watching old episodes of Law and Order.

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Recent interviews & presentations

Sketch of Steve Krug without a noseOutSystems interview. I mention unicorns, but only in passing, and there's a sketchnote drawing of me without a nose.

Usability: Just one more thing you don't have time for? Very nice 30 minute video of my keynote at NextStep 2013 in Lisbon. Sadly, for technical reasons the live demo test in the middle is missing, but I'm trying to see if we can restore it. (Even without it, I think it's pretty good.)

Johnny Holland conversation with Jeff Parks. (Please ignore the part at the 21:28 where I say people donít need to buy my book.)

Above the Fold Design interview. Questions include "How did you get such a cushy job?" and "What's your usability pet peeve?"

The A-List podcast. 60 min. One of a series with Peachpit authors celebrating their 25th anniversary. I dig myself a deep hole when asked about UX vs. usability at 40:10. (The name I couldn't remember is Marvin Minsky.)

Upcoming events

UXPA 2013
I won't be presenting at the annual UXPA conference this year, but I'm looking forward to attending in "tourist mode": just enjoying and learning from the sessions. If you see me, please come up and say Hi.
July 9-13
Washington, DC