UX Book Club

Amsterdam UX Book Club is back! In this bi-monthly meetup we'll discuss a UX-related book we have previously chosen to read together. From students to seasoned professionals, UXers of all levels of expertise as well as people interested on learning more about the UX field are welcome to attend.
Don't worry if you don't read the book, there will be plenty for you too, just come in ready to share your knowledge and interest with us.


In this, our first event, we'll be discussing "Gamestorming a playbook for innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers" by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo, a cook book of playful techniques to improve collaboration and encourage engagement and creativity. 

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  • Peter B.

    Had a great time! Host, conversation and company were all good!

    2 · June 10

  • Adam M.

    Hi:),
    I'm new in the group.
    I would like to take a part in the book club, but I'm having a business meeting on Tuesday till 6 p.m and because I am a foreigner I don't know if I will be on time. I don't know Amsterdam and I'm afraid I may get lost. Will it be a problem if I arrive late to the meeting?

    June 9

    • David M.

      Hi Adam, we'll start discussing around 7pm, so until then should be fine

      June 10

  • Christina W.

    Hi! I just joined and very look forward to the event!

    June 9

  • Peter H.

    Hello - just joined and want to say hi : )

    June 6

  • Rob S.

    Sorry guys, something else came in between. Hopefully next time!

    June 4

  • David M.

    Club day is approaching, I hope you are already started with the book ;)
    I want to announce that we have a host, a big hand for Publitas guys!, very nice space, next to the IJ Brouwerij.

    The planned schedule will go as follows:

    18:30 Doors open, mingling
    19:00 Welcome and introduction
    19:15 Split in discussion groups
    20:00 Get together and discuss conclusions
    20:15 What about using one of the games to decide, let's say.. our reading topic?
    21:00 Wrap up, more mingling

    Looking forward to it!

    May 30, 2014

  • Samantha H.

    Aaaargh! I WANT to go, but I won't be in the country on that exact date... sorry :(. So our ideas can't work this time. Drop me a line, I'd be happy to think things over with you. Have fun!

    May 2, 2014

    • David M.

      That's really a shame, don't forget to read the book though, I'll have many questions to ask you ;)

      May 2, 2014

  • David M.

    And our first book will be...
    "Gamestorming a playbook for innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers" by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo

    Thank you all for your votes!

    1 · April 11, 2014

    • Katya M.

      Yess! Very nice book about dealing with collective creativity :) btw, I have one and if somebody wants to read, I can lend it for a week

      April 11, 2014

  • David M.

    Last hour to submit your vote! I'll be closing the poll after my lunch break ;)

    April 11, 2014

  • Richard

    I was planning on reading 'Change by design', looks pretty inspiring. 'The UX team of one' would be a great option as well. I have seen a 90 minute webinar by Leah Buley on 'All You Can Learn' (http://aycl.uie.com/). Wouldn't say it was that eye-opening but I think it is highly valuable for UXers with limited resource available.

    My vote goes to 'Change by design' for now, but I am happy to read anything ;).

    April 7, 2014

    • David M.

      Change by design was actually the first design book I read, very inspiring, indeed

      April 8, 2014

  • David M.

    Hands-on and methodologies:
    - Gamestorming - Dave Gray
    Design games to help educate and encourage innovation in the workplace.

    -Designing for emotion - Aarron Walter
    Accessible strategies and memorable methods to help making a human connection through design.

    -The UX team of one - Leah Buley
    A toolbox with a range of approaches that have big impact and take less time and fewer resources than the standard lineup of UX deliverables.

    April 7, 2014

  • David M.

    To preach by example, here are some suggestions:

    All-time classics:
    - Don’t make me think - Steve Krug
    This book explains briefly and concisely everything one needs to know about getting started with web usability

    - Change by design - Tim Brown
    Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business

    - Universal principles of design - William Lidwell
    A diverse range of 100 design principles from sources including human computer interaction, aviation, biology, mathematics, and gestalt psychology, to name a few

    April 7, 2014

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