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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]