Practical books for HCI practitioners

21 Aug 2007 - 1:56pm
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oliver green
2006

Hi all,

I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three areas:

1) Understanding user needs
2) UI design
3) UI testing

I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods theoretically, but
give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.

Thanks,
Oliver

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21 Aug 2007 - 2:06pm
bminihan
2007

I have used Usability for the Web (see link below) for its practical advice for running studies and design projects from start to finish. It's detailed enough to give more than just tips, but high level enough to be a quick read and general reference.

Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Usability-Web-Designing-Interactive-Technologies/dp/1558606580/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3251645-0697712?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187723080&sr=8-1

- Bryan
http://www.bryanminihan.com

---- oliver green <oliverhci at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three areas:
>
> 1) Understanding user needs
> 2) UI design
> 3) UI testing
>
> I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods theoretically, but
> give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.
>
> Thanks,
> Oliver
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21 Aug 2007 - 2:15pm
Wendy Fischer
2004

My favorites:

1) user needs

User and Task Analysis for Interface Design (Hardcover)
by JoAnn T., PhD Hackos (Author), Janice C. Redish (Author)

2) User Interface Design
There's plenty out there, nothing comes immediately to mind that wows me and that has practical examples.My coworker has Carolyn Snyder's Paper Prototyping book, which looks cool and like it has practical examples.

3) Usability testing
Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests (Paperback)
by Jeffrey Rubin (Author)
oliver green <oliverhci at gmail.com> wrote: Hi all,

I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three areas:

1) Understanding user needs
2) UI design
3) UI testing

I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods theoretically, but
give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.

Thanks,
Oliver
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21 Aug 2007 - 2:28pm
SemanticWill
2007

Here are two of my favorite (and well worn,dogeared) textbooks that seem
like they meet your requirements - I was assuming you wanted something
heavyweight -

*Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer
Interaction (4th Edition) (Hardcover)
*<http://www.amazon.com/Designing-User-Interface-Human-Computer-Interaction/dp/0321197860>
by Ben Shneiderman<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Ben%20Shneiderman>(Author),
Catherine
Plaisant<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Catherine%20Plaisant>(Author)

*Usability Engineering: Scenario-Based Development of Human Computer
Interaction (Interactive Technologies) (Hardcover)
*<http://www.amazon.com/Usability-Engineering-Scenario-Based-Development-Technologies/dp/1558607129/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187724159&sr=1-3>
by Mary Beth Rosson<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Mary%20Beth%20Rosson>(Author),
John
M. Carroll<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=John%20M.%20Carroll>(Author)

not all theory - but strategy down to tactics... if you want more tactical
books,

Take a look at another decent book that I have enjoyed, and used:
*Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research
(Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) (Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback)
*<http://www.amazon.com/Observing-User-Experience-Practitioners-Technologies/dp/1558609237/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187724397&sr=1-1>

All three books are great - foundation-type books. 5 stars by me.

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21 Aug 2007 - 2:33pm
Todd Warfel
2003

On Aug 21, 2007, at 3:06 PM, <bjminihan at nc.rr.com>
<bjminihan at nc.rr.com> wrote:

> I have used Usability for the Web (see link below) for its
> practical advice for running studies and design projects from start
> to finish. It's detailed enough to give more than just tips, but
> high level enough to be a quick read and general reference.
>
> Here's a link: http://www.amazon.com/Usability-Web-Designing-
> Interactive-Technologies/dp/1558606580/
> ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-3251645-0697712?
> ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187723080&sr=8-1

Couldn't agree more. This is one of the lesser known books on my
shelf, but one I absolutely love.

Cheers!

Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information. Beautifully.
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In practice, they are not.

21 Aug 2007 - 2:51pm
Becubed
2004

> I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods theoretically, but
> give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.

Suggest you check out "User Centered Design Stories", published earlier this
year by Carol Righi and Janice James. It's a collection of real-life case
studies, targeted at both practitioners and students so you'll get a dose of
theory along with practical methods. Amazon link:

http://tinyurl.com/39pnga

Haven't seen any reviews of the book yet. Anyone on the list able to
comment? I contributed a case study on personas, so my opinion's surely
tainted... <grin>

Here's an excerpt from my blog, if you're interested in more info.

-----

Each chapter in the book reads like a story, complete with characters,
dialogue, and in most cases a plot, which makes for an engaging and often
entertaining read. Carol and Janice encouraged contributors to follow the
Harvard Business School¹s Case Method, ³a detailed account of a real-life
business situation, describing the dilemma of the Œprotagonist¹ ‹ a real
person with a real job who is confronted with a real problem.² What¹s nice
about this method is that the stories include messy bits of reality, such as
ambiguous requirements, shifting objectives, and constraints such as limited
time, budget, or resources. These are not sanitized case studies that take
place in an idyllic and therefore imaginary world; these are stories from
the trenches, told by the people who experienced them. This makes
User-Centered Design Stories valuable to both students and seasoned
professionals who might be trying something new.

Further comments at:

http://chopsticker.com/2007/06/07/user-centered-design-stories/

-----
Robert Barlow-Busch
Terapath Inc.
bbb at terapath.net
blog: www.chopsticker.com

21 Aug 2007 - 3:04pm
SemanticWill
2007

Haven't read this yet - but if you think it's decent, I will buy a copy and
review it this month. I need more books (just kidding)

On 8/21/07, Robert Barlow-Busch <bbb at terapath.net> wrote:
>
> > I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods theoretically,
> but
> > give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.
>
> Suggest you check out "User Centered Design Stories", published earlier
> this
> year by Carol Righi and Janice James. It's a collection of real-life case
> studies, targeted at both practitioners and students so you'll get a dose
> of
> theory along with practical methods. Amazon link:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/39pnga
>
> Haven't seen any reviews of the book yet. Anyone on the list able to
> comment? I contributed a case study on personas, so my opinion's surely
> tainted... <grin>
>
> Here's an excerpt from my blog, if you're interested in more info.
>
> -----
>
> Each chapter in the book reads like a story, complete with characters,
> dialogue, and in most cases a plot, which makes for an engaging and often
> entertaining read. Carol and Janice encouraged contributors to follow the
> Harvard Business School¹s Case Method, ³a detailed account of a real-life
> business situation, describing the dilemma of the Œprotagonist¹ ‹ a real
> person with a real job who is confronted with a real problem.² What¹s nice
> about this method is that the stories include messy bits of reality, such
> as
> ambiguous requirements, shifting objectives, and constraints such as
> limited
> time, budget, or resources. These are not sanitized case studies that take
> place in an idyllic and therefore imaginary world; these are stories from
> the trenches, told by the people who experienced them. This makes
> User-Centered Design Stories valuable to both students and seasoned
> professionals who might be trying something new.
>
> Further comments at:
>
> http://chopsticker.com/2007/06/07/user-centered-design-stories/
>
> -----
> Robert Barlow-Busch
> Terapath Inc.
> bbb at terapath.net
> blog: www.chopsticker.com
>
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21 Aug 2007 - 9:21pm
Keith_Karn
2007

Oliver -
You should include "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug on your list. It
relates to all three of your categories.

Keith S. Karn, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Information Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology

Oliver Green wrote:
> I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three
> areas:
> 1) Understanding user needs
> 2) UI design
> 3) UI testing
> I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods
> theoretically, but
> give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.

22 Aug 2007 - 3:41am
Sushma, Sudhir ...
2005

Hi Oliver,

Universal design principles by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill
Butler is a very nice book which talks about design principles on the
whole by giving appropriate examples.
I have found this book very useful and interesting.

Sushma Sudhir
User Centered Design team,
Honeywell, Bangalore

-----Original Message-----
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Keith_Karn
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:51 AM
To: discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com; oliverhci at gmail.com
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Practical books for HCI practitioners

Oliver -
You should include "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug on your list. It
relates to all three of your categories.

Keith S. Karn, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Information Technology
Rochester Institute of Technology

Oliver Green wrote:
> I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three
> areas:
> 1) Understanding user needs
> 2) UI design
> 3) UI testing
> I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods
> theoretically, but
> give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.
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22 Aug 2007 - 5:38am
Prachi Sakhardande
2007

Hi Oliver,

This book has influenced me to a large extent for collecting and analyzing
user requirements:

Contextual Design : A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems Designs
(Interactive Technologies) by Hugh Beyer and Karen Holtzblatt
http://tinyurl.com/2wrtws

Regards
Prachi Sakhardande
Information Architect
MphasiS, an EDS Company

22 Aug 2007 - 4:04am
Rony Philip
2007

Hi,

Here are couple more books

Design of Everyday Things - Donald A Norman
Institutionlization of Usability - Dr Eric Schaffer
Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines - Sanjay J Koynal, Robert W
Bailey, Janice R Nall

cheers
Rony Philip
Sr, HFS
Human Factors International

On 8/22/07, Sudhir, Sushma (IE10) <Sushma.Sudhir at honeywell.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Oliver,
>
> Universal design principles by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill
> Butler is a very nice book which talks about design principles on the
> whole by giving appropriate examples.
> I have found this book very useful and interesting.
>
> Sushma Sudhir
> User Centered Design team,
> Honeywell, Bangalore
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of
> Keith_Karn
> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:51 AM
> To: discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com; oliverhci at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Practical books for HCI practitioners
>
> Oliver -
> You should include "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug on your list. It
> relates to all three of your categories.
>
> Keith S. Karn, Ph.D.
> Visiting Assistant Professor
> Department of Information Technology
> Rochester Institute of Technology
>
> Oliver Green wrote:
> > I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three
> > areas:
> > 1) Understanding user needs
> > 2) UI design
> > 3) UI testing
> > I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods
> > theoretically, but
> > give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.
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22 Aug 2007 - 6:50am
pyces
2007

I thought Steve Krug's book, Don't Make Me Think, was way too basic and
simplistic. Same for Garrett's The Elements of User Experience.

I highly recommend Norman's books, The Psychology (now Design) of Everyday
Things, Emotional Design, Nielsen's Usability Engineering, Snyder's Paper
Prototyping. Snyder gave a session at a graduate prototyping class I took
which was very informative and I thought her book was very helpful.

Cheers,
Courtney

2007/8/22, Rony Philip <philiprony at gmail.com>:
>
> Hi,
>
> Here are couple more books
>
> Design of Everyday Things - Donald A Norman
> Institutionlization of Usability - Dr Eric Schaffer
> Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines - Sanjay J Koynal, Robert
> W
> Bailey, Janice R Nall
>
> cheers
> Rony Philip
> Sr, HFS
> Human Factors International
>
>
> On 8/22/07, Sudhir, Sushma (IE10) <Sushma.Sudhir at honeywell.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Oliver,
> >
> > Universal design principles by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill
> > Butler is a very nice book which talks about design principles on the
> > whole by giving appropriate examples.
> > I have found this book very useful and interesting.
> >
> > Sushma Sudhir
> > User Centered Design team,
> > Honeywell, Bangalore
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of
> > Keith_Karn
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:51 AM
> > To: discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com; oliverhci at gmail.com
> > Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Practical books for HCI practitioners
> >
> > Oliver -
> > You should include "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug on your list. It
> > relates to all three of your categories.
> >
> > Keith S. Karn, Ph.D.
> > Visiting Assistant Professor
> > Department of Information Technology
> > Rochester Institute of Technology
> >
> > Oliver Green wrote:
> > > I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three
> > > areas:
> > > 1) Understanding user needs
> > > 2) UI design
> > > 3) UI testing
> > > I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods
> > > theoretically, but
> > > give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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22 Aug 2007 - 7:19am
Caroline Jarrett
2007

> I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods
> theoretically, but
> give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.

We tried hard to do this in our general textbook:

Stone, D, Jarrett, C, Woodroffe, M, and Minocha, S (2005) "User
Interface Design and Evaluation" (Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier/The Open
University).

It grew from a distance-learning course and aims to turn absolute
beginners into reflective practitioners, so you may find it a touch
elementary.

(Note: I like it when people buy the book, but all the royalties go to
the Open University).

For a book that looks at a particular aspect, i.e. writing for the
web, the standout book for me is:

Redish, J (Ginny) (2007) "Letting go of the words: Writing web content
that works" (Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier)

My enthusiastic review:
http://www.usabilitynews.com/news/article4085.asp

Sample chapters:
http://www.redish.net/writingfortheweb/

Best
Caroline Jarrett
caroline.jarrett at effortmark.co.uk
01525 370379

Effortmark Ltd
Usability - Forms - Content

22 Aug 2007 - 9:50am
mtumi
2004

I found "observing the user experience" by kuniavsky to be very
helpful. it covers a lot of ground, some of it tangential stuff that
other books don't touch on (like how to write a survey, for
example). definitely not a theory book, very hands on.

http://www.amazon.com/Observing-User-Experience-Practitioners-
Technologies/dp/1558609237/ref=cm_lmf_tit_4/105-5872142-5926867

HTH -

Michael

On Aug 21, 2007, at 2:56 PM, oliver green wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three
> areas:
>
> 1) Understanding user needs
> 2) UI design
> 3) UI testing
>
> I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods
> theoretically, but
> give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.
>
> Thanks,
> Oliver
> ________________________________________________________________
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22 Aug 2007 - 10:03am
bminihan
2007

I agree re: Steve Krug's book. Following its passing through our company, our senior management wanted to enforce a web development standard called simply, "Don't make the user think". After I asked how I would translate that into an objective, measurable requirement for an offshore developer, the suggestion quickly disappeared.

Nice read, but difficult to translate into day-to-day work.

- Bryan
http://www.bryanminihan.com

---- Courtney Jordan <icepixy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought Steve Krug's book, Don't Make Me Think, was way too basic and
> simplistic. Same for Garrett's The Elements of User Experience.
>

22 Aug 2007 - 10:11am
SemanticWill
2007

I concur with Michael - I bought 6 copies of the book about 18 months ago,
for every member of the client-focus group (2 product managers, vp
engineering, 2 sales/client service guys - and me, the lone IA) - and it was
required reading before we went out into the wild and do contextual inquiry
and user interviews. Good book - useful for practical, hands-on ucd.

-will

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t: S.U.X. GEEK
e: wkevans4 at gmail.com

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On 8/22/07, Michael Tuminello <mt at motiontek.com> wrote:
>
> I found "observing the user experience" by kuniavsky to be very
> helpful. it covers a lot of ground, some of it tangential stuff that
> other books don't touch on (like how to write a survey, for
> example). definitely not a theory book, very hands on.
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Observing-User-Experience-Practitioners-
> Technologies/dp/1558609237/ref=cm_lmf_tit_4/105-5872142-5926867
>
> HTH -
>
> Michael
>
> On Aug 21, 2007, at 2:56 PM, oliver green wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three
> > areas:
> >
> > 1) Understanding user needs
> > 2) UI design
> > 3) UI testing
> >
> > I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods
> > theoretically, but
> > give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Oliver
> > ________________________________________________________________
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22 Aug 2007 - 10:16am
Douglas Brashear
2007

Bryan mentioned...

" I agree re: Steve Krug's book."

Same here! On past government projects we found this to be a great
resource for management. It's a quick read, and enables those unfamiliar
with a user-centered design process to develop a high-level
understanding. Since ignorance often promoted opposition, and since we
were a small team only able to meet with so many people at once, citing
an outside resource at anyone's level yielded significant management
buy-in for our effort.

Though older (2003), I also have NIH's "Research-Based Web Design &
Usability Guidelines" on my shelf, and have referenced it a few times
for a visual representation of "the basics".

I just picked up Dan Saffer's "designing for interaction" more out of
curiosity than any solid expectation or need. Anyone have an opinion of
it's usefulness?

- Doug

_________________________
Doug Brashear
Senior Information Architect
NavigationArts, LLC
703.584.8933 (office)
703.725.8031 (mobile)
dbrashear at navigationarts.com

22 Aug 2007 - 12:18pm
SemanticWill
2007

I have taken some of the suggestions, book recommendations, and a listing of
books from my own shelf - and created this compilation of UX books.

This is just a list - but I would love to put them in a dbase, and allow
anyone to add metadata, tags, ratings - all within the UX community - until
then it is just a list that I have.

HTH,
will

*User Interface Design and
Evaluation<http://www.amazon.com/Interface-Evaluation-Kaufmann-Interactive-Technologies/dp/0120884364/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801475&sr=1-1>(The
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) (Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback) *
by Debbie Stone<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Debbie%20Stone>(Author),
Caroline
Jarrett<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Caroline%20Jarrett>(Author),
Mark
Woodroffe<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Mark%20Woodroffe>(Author),
Shailey
Minocha<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Shailey%20Minocha>(Author)

* *

*User-Centered Design Stories: Real-World UCD Case
Studies<http://www.amazon.com/User-Centered-Design-Stories-Interactive-Technologies/dp/0123706084/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801437&sr=1-1>(Morgan
Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) (Paperback)
*
by Carol Righi<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Carol%20Righi>(Author),
Janice
James<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Janice%20James>(Author)

* *

*Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer
Interaction (4th Edition) (Hardcover)
*<http://www.amazon.com/Designing-User-Interface-Human-Computer-Interaction/dp/0321197860>
by Ben Shneiderman<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Ben%20Shneiderman>(Author),
Catherine
Plaisant<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Catherine%20Plaisant>(Author)

*Usability Engineering: Scenario-Based Development of Human Computer
Interaction (Interactive Technologies) (Hardcover)
*<http://www.amazon.com/Usability-Engineering-Scenario-Based-Development-Technologies/dp/1558607129/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187724159&sr=1-3>
by Mary Beth Rosson<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Mary%20Beth%20Rosson>(Author),
John
M. Carroll<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=John%20M.%20Carroll>(Author)

*Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research
(Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) (Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback)
*<http://www.amazon.com/Observing-User-Experience-Practitioners-Technologies/dp/1558609237/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187724397&sr=1-1>

*User and Task Analysis for Interface
Design<http://www.amazon.com/User-Task-Analysis-Interface-Design/dp/0471178314/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801511&sr=1-1>(Hardcover)
*
by JoAnn T., PhD
Hackos<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=JoAnn%20T.%2C%20PhD%20Hackos>(Author),
Janice
C. Redish<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Janice%20C.%20Redish>(Author)

Handbook of Usability Testing: H

*Usability for the Web: Designing Web Sites that
Work<http://www.amazon.com/Usability-Web-Designing-Interactive-Technologies/dp/1558606580/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801565&sr=1-1>(Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback)
*
by Tom Brinck<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Tom%20Brinck>(Author),
Darren
Gergle<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Darren%20Gergle>(Author),
Scott
D. Wood<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Scott%20D.%20Wood>

* *

*The Persona Lifecycle : Keeping People in Mind Throughout Product
Design<http://www.amazon.com/Persona-Lifecycle-Throughout-Interactive-Technologies/dp/0125662513/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801596&sr=1-1>(The
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) (Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback) *
by John Pruitt<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=John%20Pruitt>(Author),
Tamara
Adlin<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Tamara%20Adlin>(Author)

* *

*The User Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas
for the Web<http://www.amazon.com/User-Always-Right-Practical-Creating/dp/0321434536/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801629&sr=1-1>(VOICES)
(Paperback)
*
by Steve Mulder<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Steve%20Mulder>(Author),
Ziv
Yaar<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Ziv%20Yaar>(Author)

* *

*Rapid Contextual Design: A How-to Guide to Key Techniques for User-Centered
Design<http://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Contextual-Design-How-User-Centered/dp/0123540518/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801794&sr=1-1>(Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback)
*
by Karen Holtzblatt<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Karen%20Holtzblatt>(Author),
Jessamyn
Burns Wendell<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jessamyn%20Burns%20Wendell>(Author),
Shelley
Wood<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Shelley%20Wood>(Author)
**

* *

*Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction
Design<http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Interfaces-Patterns-Effective-Interaction/dp/0596008031/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801832&sr=1-1>[ILLUSTRATED]
(Paperback)
*
by Jenifer Tidwell<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jenifer%20Tidwell>(Author)

* *

*Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever
Devices<http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Interaction-Creating-Applications-Devices/dp/0321432061/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801868&sr=1-1>(VOICES)
(Paperback)
*
by Dan Saffer<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Dan%20Saffer>(Author)

*Contextual Design : A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems
Designs<http://www.amazon.com/Contextual-Design-Customer-Centered-Interactive-Technologies/dp/1558604111/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801891&sr=1-1>(Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback)
*
by Hugh Beyer<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Hugh%20Beyer>(Author),
Karen
Holtzblatt<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Karen%20Holtzblatt>(Author)
**

* *

*Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User
Interfaces<http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Prototyping-Interfaces-Interactive-Technologies/dp/1558608702/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801920&sr=1-1>(Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback)
*
by Carolyn Snyder<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Carolyn%20Snyder>
**

* *

*Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence
Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through
Design<http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Principles-Design-Usability-Perception/dp/1592530079/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187801953&sr=1-1>(Hardcover)
*
by William Lidwell<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=William%20Lidwell>(Author),
Kritina
Holden<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Kritina%20Holden>(Author),
Jill
Butler<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jill%20Butler>(Author)
**

* *

*The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy
and How to Restore the
Sanity<http://www.amazon.com/Inmates-Are-Running-Asylum-Products/dp/0672326140/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802023&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Alan Cooper<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Alan%20Cooper>(Author)
**

* *

*Emotional Design: Why We
Love<http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Design-Love-Everyday-Things/dp/0965810305/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802049&sr=1-3>(Or
Hate) Everyday Things (Paperback)
*
by Donald A. Norman<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Donald%20A.%20Norman>(Author)
**

* *

*The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the
Web<http://www.amazon.com/Elements-User-Experience-User-Centered-Design/dp/0735712026/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802082&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Jesse James Garrett<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jesse%20James%20Garrett>(Author)
**

*Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web
Sites<http://www.amazon.com/Information-Architecture-World-Wide-Web/dp/0596527349/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802114&sr=1-1>[ILLUSTRATED]
(Paperback)
*
by Louis Rosenfeld<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Louis%20Rosenfeld>(Author),
Peter
Morville<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Peter%20Morville>(Author)
**

* *

*Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We
Become<http://www.amazon.com/Ambient-Findability-What-Changes-Become/dp/0596007655/ref=sr_1_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802149&sr=1-1>[ILLUSTRATED]
(Paperback)
*
by Peter Morville<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Peter%20Morville>(Author)
**

* *

*Prioritizing Web
Usability<http://www.amazon.com/Prioritizing-Usability-VOICES-Jakob-Nielsen/dp/0321350316/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802177&sr=1-1>(VOICES)
(Paperback)
*
by Jakob Nielsen<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jakob%20Nielsen>(Author),
Hoa
Loranger<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Hoa%20Loranger>(Author)

* *

*Designing Web Usability : The Practice of
Simplicity<http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Web-Usability-Practice-Simplicity/dp/156205810X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802227&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Jakob Nielsen<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jakob%20Nielsen>(Author)

* *

*Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing
Technologies<http://www.amazon.com/Leonardos-Laptop-Human-Computing-Technologies/dp/0262692996/ref=sr_1_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802258&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Ben Shneiderman<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Ben%20Shneiderman>

*User and Task Analysis for Interface
Design<http://www.amazon.com/User-Task-Analysis-Interface-Design/dp/0471178314/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802284&sr=1-1>(Hardcover)
*
by JoAnn T., PhD
Hackos<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=JoAnn%20T.%2C%20PhD%20Hackos>(Author),
Janice
C. Redish<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Janice%20C.%20Redish>

*A Practical Guide to Usability
Testing<http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guide-Usability-Testing/dp/1841500208/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802309&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Joseph S. Dumas<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Joseph%20S.%20Dumas>(Author),
Janice
C. Redish<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Janice%20C.%20Redish>(Author)

*User Interface Design and
Evaluation<http://www.amazon.com/Interface-Evaluation-Kaufmann-Interactive-Technologies/dp/0120884364/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802339&sr=1-1>(The
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) (Interactive
Technologies) (Paperback) *
by Debbie Stone<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Debbie%20Stone>(Author),
Caroline
Jarrett<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Caroline%20Jarrett>

*Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer
Interaction<http://www.amazon.com/Interaction-Design-Beyond-Human-Computer/dp/0470018666/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802360&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Helen Sharp<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Helen%20Sharp>(Author),
Yvonne
Rogers<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Yvonne%20Rogers>(Author),
Jenny
Preece<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jenny%20Preece>(Author)

*About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction
Design<http://www.amazon.com/About-Face-Essentials-Interaction-Design/dp/0470084111/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802381&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Alan Cooper<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Alan%20Cooper>(Author),
Robert
Reimann<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Robert%20Reimann>(Author),
David
Cronin<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=David%20Cronin>(Author)

*Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application
Design<http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Obvious-Common-Approach-Application/dp/032145345X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802401&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Robert Hoekman
Jr.<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Robert%20Hoekman%20Jr.>(Author)

*The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web
Sites<http://www.amazon.com/Design-Sites-Patterns-Creating-Winning/dp/0131345559/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802423&sr=1-1>(2nd
Edition) (Paperback)
*
by Douglas K. van
Duyne<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Douglas%20K.%20van%20Duyne>(Author),
James
A. Landay<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=James%20A.%20Landay>(Author),
Jason
I. Hong<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jason%20I.%20Hong>(Author)

*Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that
Works<http://www.amazon.com/Web-ReDesign-2-0-Workflow-Works/dp/0735714339/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802448&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Kelly Goto<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Kelly%20Goto>(Author),
Emily
Cotler<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Emily%20Cotler>(Author)

*Thoughts on Interaction
Design<file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/i62766/Desktop/Thoughts%20on%20Interaction%20Design>(Perfect
Paperback)
*
by Jon Kolko<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Jon%20Kolko>(Author)

*The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business,
Life)<http://www.amazon.com/Laws-Simplicity-Design-Technology-Business/dp/0262134721/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802493&sr=1-1>(Hardcover)
*
by John Maeda<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=John%20Maeda>(Author)

*Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and
Planning
<http://www.amazon.com/Communicating-Design-Developing-Documentation-Planning/dp/0321392353/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802520&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Dan Brown<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Dan%20Brown>(Author)

*Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design
<http://www.amazon.com/Sketching-User-Experiences-Getting-Design/dp/0123740371/ref=sr_1_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802541&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Bill Buxton<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Bill%20Buxton>(Author)

*Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of
Data<http://www.amazon.com/Information-Dashboard-Design-Effective-Communication/dp/0596100167/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-5955180-9985634?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187802578&sr=1-1>(Paperback)
*
by Stephen Few<http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/002-5955180-9985634?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Stephen%20Few>(Author)

*The Practical Guide to Information
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*
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22 Aug 2007 - 1:04pm
Dan Brown
2004

I would debate the *practicality* of some of the books listed but there's no
doubt the majority represent the canon of literature in the HCI/UX field.
I'm a big fan of Jef Raskin's Humane Interface. Not immediately applicable
to design work per se, but helped me see people using technology as limited
by the cognitive abilities inherent to our species. An eye-opening read...

It may be tacky, but I'll pitch in my own opus, which I wrote specifically
to be a practical, hands-on, in-the-trenches kinda book. Communicating
Design (http://communicatingdesign.com) is about creating documentation for
user experience design work. It provides basic advice for creating 10
different kinds of documents (like wireframes, personas, and flow charts),
strategies for elaborating on the basics, and tips for using the documents
in the context of a real project. (If you've read it, I'd love to hear your
feedback!)

-- Dan

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22 Aug 2007 - 1:13pm
SemanticWill
2007

Shoot - Dan - I included your book - your book is great.

One piece of metadata i would like to add to each of the books is where on
the spectrum it sits between theory and down-n-dirty tactics - i could reuse
one of the kayak widgets for display filtering on the results/list screen
so people could say (use case): show me all UX books, very tactical, for
doing user research utilizing surveys, in english, written after 2005...
like a guided navigation thingy for dynamic filtering. hmmm. maybe i should
just build this darn thing.

On 8/22/07, Dan Brown <brownorama at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I would debate the *practicality* of some of the books listed but there's
> no
> doubt the majority represent the canon of literature in the HCI/UX field.
> I'm a big fan of Jef Raskin's Humane Interface. Not immediately applicable
> to design work per se, but helped me see people using technology as
> limited
> by the cognitive abilities inherent to our species. An eye-opening read...
>
> It may be tacky, but I'll pitch in my own opus, which I wrote specifically
> to be a practical, hands-on, in-the-trenches kinda book. Communicating
> Design (http://communicatingdesign.com) is about creating documentation
> for
> user experience design work. It provides basic advice for creating 10
> different kinds of documents (like wireframes, personas, and flow charts),
> strategies for elaborating on the basics, and tips for using the documents
> in the context of a real project. (If you've read it, I'd love to hear
> your
> feedback!)
>
> -- Dan
>
>
> --
> } work: eightshapes.com
> } book: communicatingdesign.com
> } blog: greenonions.com
> } talk: +1 (301) 801-4850
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22 Aug 2007 - 1:22pm
SemanticWill
2007

another piece of metadata - if the author is on our list.

On 8/22/07, Dan Brown <brownorama at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I would debate the *practicality* of some of the books listed but there's
> no
> doubt the majority represent the canon of literature in the HCI/UX field.
> I'm a big fan of Jef Raskin's Humane Interface. Not immediately applicable
> to design work per se, but helped me see people using technology as
> limited
> by the cognitive abilities inherent to our species. An eye-opening read...
>
> It may be tacky, but I'll pitch in my own opus, which I wrote specifically
> to be a practical, hands-on, in-the-trenches kinda book. Communicating
> Design (http://communicatingdesign.com) is about creating documentation
> for
> user experience design work. It provides basic advice for creating 10
> different kinds of documents (like wireframes, personas, and flow charts),
> strategies for elaborating on the basics, and tips for using the documents
> in the context of a real project. (If you've read it, I'd love to hear
> your
> feedback!)
>
> -- Dan
>
>
> --
> } work: eightshapes.com
> } book: communicatingdesign.com
> } blog: greenonions.com
> } talk: +1 (301) 801-4850
> ________________________________________________________________
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22 Aug 2007 - 1:52pm
oliver green
2006

>>another piece of metadata - if the author is on our list.

That's a good one :)

Thank you all so much for the fantastic feedback. I will be pulling
reviews from various websites and will also go through each book that
was recommended in order to create a finalized list - Would it be
useful if I post it?

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22 Aug 2007 - 1:58pm
SemanticWill
2007

yes - absolutely.

On 8/22/07, Oliver Green <oliverhci at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>another piece of metadata - if the author is on our list.
>
> That's a good one :)
>
> Thank you all so much for the fantastic feedback. I will be pulling
> reviews from various websites and will also go through each book that
> was recommended in order to create a finalized list - Would it be
> useful if I post it?
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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22 Aug 2007 - 4:16pm
Todd Warfel
2003

I was wondering when someone was going to mention this excellent book.

On Aug 22, 2007, at 2:04 PM, Dan Brown wrote:

> Communicating Design (http://communicatingdesign.com) is about
> creating documentation for user experience design work. It provides
> basic advice for creating 10 different kinds of documents (like
> wireframes, personas, and flow charts), strategies for elaborating
> on the basics, and tips for using the documents in the context of a
> real project. (If you've read it, I'd love to hear your feedback!)

Cheers!

Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information. Beautifully.
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23 Aug 2007 - 2:37am
Jonas Löwgren
2003

Oliver, list,

I keep an annotated bibliography on interaction design and related
subjects at http://webzone.k3.mah.se/k3jolo/idBookshelf/ (with a link
to a similar, but badly outdated HCI bibliography).

You might find something useful in it if you are planning on
compiling the posted suggestions.

All the best,
Jonas Löwgren

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Malmö University, SE-205 06 Malmö, Sweden

phone +46 7039 17854
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23 Aug 2007 - 6:55am
Louis Rosenfeld
2007

Hi Oliver et al.: with help of (so far) dozens of people from the UX
community, my company is compiling a list of dozens of user
experience books at UX Zeitgeist:

http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/zeitgeist/book/index

The service is in beta right now, and there are certainly plenty of
glitches, but you'll find some nice benefits. For example, the
books are ranked by a variety of criteria, such as their buzz in the
blogosphere, their sales figures, and mentions in UX-related
publications. You can also filter the list into two categories:
books that are obvious choices (i.e., ones that will win popularity
contests, like Don't Make Me Think) versus books that are
lesser-known dark horses which deserve more attention. And there are
charts showing how books are performing over time.

You can also track potential book topics that *haven't* been written
about yet:

http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/zeitgeist/topic/index

...and see who has participated:

http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/zeitgeist/people/index

We'll be opening UX Zeitgeist up to broader participation in about a
month; if any IxDA list members are interested in nominating their own
favorite UX books and book topics, there are details on how to
participate here:

http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/zeitgeist/participate

In the meantime, I hope what we have at this early stage might prove
useful. Best wishes!

--
Louis Rosenfeld, Publisher
http://rosenfeldmedia.com

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