UI Book Reviews
Every month I read and review new books coming out on the UX scene. Take a look at my indept design book review articles to help give you a better idea on what belongs on your reference shelf.
I recently received a preview copy of “Designing for the Greater Good.” by Peleg Top & Jonathan Cleveland. This is a hard bound coffee table size book full of non-profit design examples. Often, the world of non-profit design is viewed as second rate and a burden or after thought. This book helps to show that just because a designer is not getting paid, that beautiful non-profit design can and does happen everyday. Inside you will find a showcase of some of the best non-profit design available today.
Book Review: “The Visual Miscellaneum” – Explore The Design World of Infographics In Only A Few MomentsNovember 19, 2009 | uidesigner
I recently received a review copy of The Visual Miscellaneum A colorful guide to the world’s most consequential trivia. This was a great book from the author of Information is Beautiful. The books is a visual exploration of information and contains numerous examples of how to rethink ways in which we interpret data. Not all of the examples are what you would expect. The book is full of brilliant colors, shapes, sizes, charts, scatter-grams, area charts, and eye-popping visuals. It’s a great addition to any UI designers reference shelf.
I read a lot of books and in this field it’s good to both refresh and improve your skills. The latest book I finished (just this morning) is Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click? by Susan M. Weinschenk.
I highly recommend Luke Wroblewski’s book “Web Form Design Filling in the Blanks.” I first came across this book many months back and since then it has retained a coveted spot on my reference shelf.