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UX Goes Global (Book Review)

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A review of Global UX: Research and Design in a Connected World by Whitney Quesenbery and Daniel Szuc, and The Handbook of Global User Research by Robert Schumacher. [Read More]

From Local Context to Global Design (Book Review)

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A review of Cross-Cultural Technology Design, Huatong Sun. This book examines the challenge of understanding cultural expectations and local context. [Read More]

Pay Attention (Book Review)

A review of Ambient Commons by Malcolm McCullough. It’s all about paying attention – or not. [Read More]

Understanding UI Design Guidelines (Book Review)

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A review of Designing with the Mind in Mind by Jeff Johnson. A psychological look at common design problems. [Read More]

Privacy Meets Technology: Two Views of “The Circle” (Book Review)

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Two responses to The Circle by David Eggers. Lessons on privacy, information, and technology [Read More]

Learner Centered Design (Book Review)

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A review of Interface Design for Learning by Dorian Peters. Creating designs that transform the user. [Read More]

Creativity in Design and UX (Book Review)

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A review of Creative Confidence:Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley and David Kelley. Creativity and design in the user experience. [Read More]

Making the Web Accessible to All (Book Review)

A review of A Web for Everyone, by Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery. A vision of a future in which we all can use the Web. [Read More]

Seeing is Believing (Book Review)

A review of Eye tracking the User Experience – A Practical Guide to Research by Aga Bojko. A must-read book with tips for running eye tracking studies. [Read More]

A Curated Selection of Practical Tips and Advice (Book Review)

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A review of The Mobile Frontier by Rachel Hinman. A guide for people starting out in designing mobile experiences. [Read More]

Redesigning Healthcare (Book Review)

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A review of Design for Care by Peter H. Jones. Applying design thinking to healthcare systems. [Read More]

Underground Diagrams (Book Review)

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A review of Underground Maps Unravelled and Vignelli Transit Maps.  An analysis of the design issues that challenge today’s professionals.  [Read More]

Two Museums of Future UX Design (Book Review)

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A review of Art of Imagination: 20th Century Visions of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy by Frank M. Robinson, Robert Weinberg and Randy Broecker and Future Toys: Robots, Astronauts, Spaceships, Ray Guns by Antoni Emchowicz and Paul Nunnelely [Read More]

Letting Go of the Words (Book Review)

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A review of Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (2nd edition) by Janice (Ginny) Redish.
In this seminal book, Ms. Redish brings together Content Management, clear writing, and usability testing, with helpful examples, case studies, and stories. [Read More]

UX Professionals + Stakeholders (Book Review)

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A review of It's OUR Research by Tomer Sharon.
In this compendium of experts’ advice, you’ll find useful nuggets that haven’t been recorded anywhere else. [Read More]

The p Stops Here (Book Review)

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A review of Quantifying the User Experience: Practical Statistics for User Research by Jeff Sauro and Jim Lewis A convenient reference text for practitioners who need to measure the user experience and need guidance to determine the appropriate way in which to do the measuring. [Read More]

Not So Strange, These Fictions 
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A review of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction by Nathan Shedroff & Christopher Noessel The implications for the design of mechanical controls, visual interfaces, volumetric projection, and gesture – all brought to life through examples. [Read More]

Diagramming: Making the Invisible Visible 
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A review of Designing Diagrams: Making Information Accessible through Design by Jan Gauguin.
One recent and five classic books about diagramming, the visual depiction of structures and processes that help us to understand and to interact with complex information. [Read More]

Practical Guidance at Every Level (Book Review)

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A review of Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set . . .Test! by Carol M. Barnum
Practical guidance for UX professionals at every experience level. From equipment, lab vs. field testing, remote testing; testing protocols, analyzing results, and reporting the findings. [Read More]

Making Everything Fit (Book Review)

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A review of Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte
Making a case and practical instruction for creating a design that scales based on platform. [Read More]

It’s Finally Here! A Book about User Experience Management (Book Review)

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A review of User Experience Management by Arnie Lund.
A must-read for anyone who is managing user experience teams, or someday aspires to do so, peppered with words of wisdom and advice from industry veterans. [Read More]

Graphic Design: Two Views
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A review of Graphic Design: A New History by Stephen J. Eskilson and Graphic Design Solutions by Robin Landa
Two books that make a significant contribution to understanding the history, breadth, and depth of the profession of graphic design. [Read More]

Another Research Tool (Book Review)

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A review of Search Analytics for Your Site by Louis Rosenfeld.
Insights about SSA in a practical, straightforward, and enjoyable, with real-world examples. [Read More]

A Book That Talks (Book Review)

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A review of Practical Speech User Interface Design by James R. Lewis. Recommended for students and seasoned practitioners with an interest in design of speech user interfaces. [Read More]

Book Review: Of Testing and Techniques

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A review of Beyond the Usability Lab: Conducting Large-Scale Online User Experience Studies by Bill Albert, Tom Tullis, Donna Tedesco. This book is well-structured for practitioners of remote usability testing. [Read More]

UX Storytelling (Book Review)

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A review of Storytelling for User Experience by Whitney Quesenbery & Kevin Brooks and UX Storytellers: Connecting the Dots Edited by Jan Jursa, Stephen Köver, & Jutta Grünewald. A [Read More]

Book Review: Do’s and Don’ts of Information Graphics

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A review of The Wall Street Guide to Information Graphics: The Do's and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures by Dona M. Wong. Guide to creating information graphics that are usable, useful, and appealing, especially in the business and advertising world. [Read More]

Shaker Design: Out of this World (Book Review)

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A review of several books on the Shakers, noting the ways in which they pioneered what we would call today “user-centered design.” [Read More]

Book Review: Providing Access for All

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This compendium provides intellectual tools for those active in changing the world by making products and services more available to all who could benefit from them. [Read More]

Book Review: Design Problems in Book Form

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This book was written for everyone, about everything, and it covers a wide range of topics but is skimpy on details and specific information. [Read More]

Deal Them Again: Card Sorting Revisited (Book Review)

A whole book on card sorting? This book is replete with solid advice, clearly written and illustrated, and well supported by case studies and examples. [Read More]

The Classy Classic: Designing the User Interface (Book Review)

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This updated edition of a text about designing user-interfaces is testament to the evolution of these and other related topics the past two decades. [Read More]

Formally Speaking: Two Guidebooks about Designing Forms

Two books about designing forms, similar in subject matter but contain different approaches to defining problems, providing solutions, and presenting their approach in book design storytelling. [Read More]

Book Review: Assisted Loving

The book is a consciousness-raiser for family members who are dealing with aging seniors as they enter new phases of their lives. [Read More]

More than Skin Deep (Book Review)

This book’s focus on accessibility during the entire user-centered design process integrates accessibility throughout product development and provides readers with a readable introduction to incorporating these concerns into daily professional practice. [Read More]

Book Review: Seeing the World through a Differently Wired Brain

This book contains a matter-of-fact approach to dealing with the problems and strengths of autistic people by providing a different way of seeing the world. [Read More]

What a Character! (Book Review)

A review of Characters of the Information and Communication Industry by Richard Bellaver.. An amazing, tumultuous, and awe-inspiring journey that begins with Gutenberg and continues onward to the present day, 500 years later. [Read More]

Book Review: It’s Show Time!

These guidebooks are for those who have not been exposed to the philosophy, principles, and techniques of information design and information visualization. [Read More]

Book Review: What We Find Changes Who We Become

This book claims that “findability is going ambient,”- all we know about helping people find information on the Internet will help people find things in their physical environments. [Read More]