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Designing for Sustainability: A Guide to Building Greener Digital Products and Services
Pixels use electricity, and a lot of it. If the Internet were a country, it would be the sixth largest in terms of electricity use. That's because today's average web page has surpassed two megabytes in size, leading to slow load times, frustrated users, and a lot of wasted energy. With this practical guide, your web design team will learn how to apply sustainability princ ...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published September 2nd 2016 by O'Reilly Media
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It's a tough book to rate. On one hand, it contains a lot of surprisingly concrete and actionable information - for delivery team - about design, development, and subsequent maintenance of digital products. It's an excellent roadmap to creating a website that doesn't waste resources, be it power/electricity, time and annoyance of the users, or even development time. It touches everything from design to technical implementation, with quite a focus on web page optimization and even SEO and web acc ...more
This is a good contribution. The book gives a thorough walkthrough of how to minimize the environmental footprint of digital products. It cuts right to the chase and address a wide area of sustainable actions that can be done as a business, in a very hands-on manner. There are many things to be learned from these examples. You would however think that what can be done to optimize digital products in favor of sustainability is very dependant on each business case, as Frick also agrees in his conc ...more
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