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Designing for Emotion
it was amazing
Where the earlier A Book Apart books focused on tangible, tactical skills that could be incorporated into our design workflows, I found this one to be ...more
Nov 02, 2011
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Nov 06, 2011
A Practical Guide to Information Architecture
really liked it
This was a great primer on the practice of information architecture. As a young IA, I found a lot of the information refreshed things I already knew, ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning
it was amazing
This is the first textbook that I’ve finished reading this year; it was assigned for my Interactive Information Design class. What I really like about ...more
Jan 18, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
it was amazing
My only complaint about this book is that it wasn't longer. But I know that was Krug's whole idea for this book, to make it short and concise so there ...more
Apr 30, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web
liked it
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
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Mobile First
really liked it
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
Building Findable Web Sites: Web Standards SEO and Beyond
really liked it
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
Undercover User Experience Design: Learn How to Do Great UX Work with Tiny Budgets, No Time, and Limited Support
it was amazing
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
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
really liked it
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
Card Sorting
it was amazing
Fantastic book for information architects and others involved in organizing information. I had done a few card sorts before, but learned a ton from th ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Aug 30, 2010
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