Book Reviews

June 17th, 2014

Making the Case for a Design-Led Transformation

Review of Design for Care

When you hear about problems in the healthcare space, the list can be long enough to require a prescription of its own. They can be concerns that we as individuals face. Coping with a disease or condition and understanding your care choices Figuring out how to make decisions to improve your health and maintain a…

September 10th, 2013

The Distant Summit of Enterprise Design

Review of Intersection

Lately, I have been fascinated by mountain climbing. I am reading every book that I can find on the subject. As I sat down to write this review, I found the mountain climbing as a metaphor for enterprise design sticking with me. Milan Guenther’s book Intersection does an excellent job of showing us the view…

August 13th, 2013

An Answer to the Pains of Integrating Agile and UX

Review of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

I recently attended UXPA 2013 in D.C. Although I was attending as a sponsor/exhibitor for Indigo Studio, I did manage to break away to go to the “There’s more than one way to skin a cat: Integrating UX into an Agile environment” session. It tied in quite nicely with the book I’m reviewing here. As…

July 10th, 2008

Calling in the Big Guns

Review of Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks

In his new book, Luke Wroblewski lays out strategies and best practices for getting users past
your web forms and onto more important interactions. Will Evans tells us why reading this book
might help diffuse some of the opinionated discussion about form design decisions.

February 27th, 2008

Minding Your Ps And Qs

Book Review of Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home

In Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home Authors David Shipley and Will Schwalbe give advice on composing and sending email. Read Yaniv Nord’s review of the book.

September 11th, 2007

The Encyclopedic Revolution

Book Excerpt

This excerpt from Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages examines the contributions of Denis Diderot to the knowledge of Western societies and how Wikipedia’s rise echoes the rise of his Encyclopédie.

August 29th, 2007

Success Stories

Book Review - Designing Interactions

How do we learn from designers who have blazed the trail before us? Clifton Evans dives into Bill Moggridge’s Designing Interactions to find out what treasures lie in the stories collected by one of Ideo’s founders.

August 23rd, 2007

Design Is Rocket Science

Book Review - Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Edition

We all need help in creating the Next Great Design. Clifton Evans finds valuable support for our work in Interaction Design even as he cautions that there is not a scientific formula for design success.

August 16th, 2007

Demolition Derby

Book Review: The Myths of Innovation

Scott Berkun demolishes the myths that surround innovation, as well as providing a solid foundation for understanding how innovation really happens. If you are involved making creative, powerful ideas real, this book is a must-read.

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