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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Nov 27, 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Microinteractions: Designing with Details
Aug 14, 2013
Jul 04, 2013
Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better
not set
Dec 17, 2012
Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application
not set
Sep 29, 2011
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Aug 19, 2013
Jan 16, 2012
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Fun little book about being creative.
Jan 04, 2014
May 13, 2012
Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks
The bible for web forms. A must-read for anyone who opens a tag.
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 24, 2010
Thinking with Type: A Primer for Designers: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
Fantastic, practical guide to type. Really interesting to think about how to apply a lot of the classic typography advice to the web.
Oct 27, 2011
Apr 20, 2010
Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-breakers, and Changemakers
The bulk of this book is a library of games to use to approach design problems and collaborate with teams. A lot of the games seem like they would be...more
Dec 13, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
This book was hugely helpful to me as I begin a career in Information Architecture. The only downside to it is that, because it's so comprehensive, it...more
Jun 07, 2010
Dec 21, 2009
Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps
Great book on designing intuitive iPhone apps. Probably my favorite part was just getting all the correct terms for the core iPhone UI components (seg...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 10, 2010
Undercover User Experience: Learn How to Do Great UX Work with Tiny Budgets, No Time, and Limited Support
One of the best UX books I've read, and I've read a few of 'em. It's full of practical advice for how to become a better UX practitioner, covering div...more
Apr 27, 2012
Aug 24, 2010
See What I Mean: How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas
Read for August's User Experience Book Club Vancouver.
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
The Shape of Design
Excellent. I'll be keeping it on my desk to flip through whenever I'm stuck.
Aug 2012
Aug 06, 2012
Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits
Great read on the role of branding, design, marketing, etc. in society. The book takes the form of interviews with a variety of influential people, an...more
Jan 03, 2012
Oct 16, 2011
Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
This book has a strong focus on the human side of new-fangled technology, which makes it refreshingly different than most books about the subject.

Sep 02, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
Responsive Web Design
A definite must read for web designers today. Ethan explains the what, how, and why of responsive design with clarity and humour. Just read it, it wil...more
Jun 26, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love
This book was my first formal introduction to Product Management as a discipline, and it got me pretty excited about how the right process and people...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Steve Jobs
For some reason, it took me over a year to finish reading this. I ended up letting it sit by while I started and finished other books, but I'm glad I...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Building Findable Web Sites: Web Standards SEO and Beyond
This book covers a staggering array of topics around helping people find, use, and return to your website. I'm generally pretty cynical about SEO, but...more
Oct 22, 2010
Sep 17, 2010
Fancy Form Design
This was a bit more basic than I expected, but I still learned a few things about making better forms. I liked the way they structured the book, first...more
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 24, 2010
A Practical Guide to Web App Success
Give a good overview of the steps required to launch your own web app. Not too much detail in any area, but it covers the gambit from 'thinking of ide...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works!
A good all around book about HTML email. Covers the specific design constraints, the perilous return to tables for markup, and important things like u...more
Dec 27, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
Mobile First
I didn't find much new in this book, but it did inspire me to really take the Mobile First approach to heart and start designing for mobile before eve...more
Nov 03, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web
Read for the April UX Book Club.

This is a good grounding in how to do user experience design, though I didn't find much new here that I wasn't already...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Prototyping: A Practitioner's Guide
Lot of great stuff in here for new UX-ers like myself. I found the how-to chapters on specific tools (Fireworks, Visio, etc.) less helpful than the 'w...more
Mar 17, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization
I found this book very inspiring because I could relate to elements of almost all the ten faces. And I think that's really the message of this book: w...more
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 22, 2012
The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life
This book was simple in the best possible way. It was concise while still presenting powerful concepts.

I think the most important Law from the book wa...more
Jul 24, 2010
Jun 30, 2010
HTML5 For Web Designers
First of all, this book is beautifully designed.

But more importantly (or is it...), it was an incredibly helpful read on how to start using HTML5. I r...more
Aug 29, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
Design Is a Job
This book had me hooked from the first page:

"So I wrote you a book. It has a spine and by the time you're done reading so will you."


The chapters...more
Mar 19, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
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