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April Book: Reading Usable Usability

April's book is "Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better" Amazon link: http://goo.gl/ozLt7.

Schedule:

4:00 - Mingle

4:15 - Discussion

Twitter Hashtags:

Eric Reiss @elreiss

Event: @uxbooksatl #ATLUX

Book Relevant Articles:

http://techzulu.com/ux-an-old-dog-with-new-tricks/

http://www.usableusability.org/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    5 stars!

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lively and thought provoking conversations about the book AND on our individual experiences with the field of user experience design. For those who could not attend, I highly recommend this 'intimate' meetup. Great job putting it together Priti.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was made to feel welcome even though I came unprepared. I feel like I got a lot out of listening to what others had to say.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Priti

    Thanks to those that made it, it was a pleasure meeting all of you. See you next time!

    April 7, 2013

  • Adam C.

    A very experienced viewpoint on many salient points of UX design. Very few flaws that I could see.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Traveling to Glendale, CA for work. I'm flying in tonight from Kansas City. ONE day to get it together!

    April 5, 2013

    • Priti

      Reading the 10 questions at the end of the chapter should catch you up. No worries if you can't read by then, you can still join the general discussion.

      April 6, 2013

  • Joanna B.

    Newbie book club member question: are we ideally supposed to have read the whole book before coming to the meeting on April 7th? Part way through? Not yet started?

    March 31, 2013

    • Priti

      Hi Joanna. The more content that is read the more there is to discuss and that increases the quality of the discussion for everyone. However, I realize that sometimes the whole book can't be read, so I would pick at least 2 chapters in each of the Parts (Ease of Use & Elegance of Clarity). Next time, I'll pick particular chapters as minimum reading. So even those that can't finish the book in time can be part of the discussion. Hope this helped!

      April 1, 2013

    • Joanna B.

      Sounds good..thanks for clarifying, Priti and Adam!

      1 · April 1, 2013

  • Adam C.

    All the other book clubs I have heard of expect the entire book to have been read. This one is a fairly quick read, and a pleasant one, too, so you shouldn't have a problem knocking it off before the meetup.

    March 31, 2013

  • Adam C.

    Why again are we not just meeting at a local bookstore (while they still exist)?

    March 26, 2013

    • Adam C.

      Can't we just find a coffee shop or something? Since when did a klatch become such an ordeal?

      March 26, 2013

    • Priti

      Lisa: Thanks for that! I've also contacted a few coworking spaces North of Atl but haven't heard back yet. I'll keep everyone posted as soon as I hear something. All the following meetings will be during the week, so we might be able to work something out with them.

      March 26, 2013

  • Priti

    For this meetup, what do you think of meeting at Alon's Bakery(Dunwoody), White Windmill(Buford) or Café Intermezzo(Dunwoody)? We are unable to reserve a place with an auditorium type seating for this first meeting.

    March 25, 2013

  • Priti

    Book is also available on Safari. http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/design/9781118240434/firstchapter

    Hat tip: Dave Nelson

    March 1, 2013

    • Christy

      Do you know if it's cheaper on safari books than it is on Amazon?

      March 1, 2013

    • Priti

      Safari is a subscription based site (10 books $20/month or unlimited books for $43/month). If you are a current subscriber, then you can avoid buying the book. If you are not a subscriber, amazon is better. I noticed the Gwinnett local library 5 copies of the book vailable for borrowing & there's no waiting period for them. I'm sure other counties also have it in stock.

      March 1, 2013

  • Christy

    Just letting you know that's Easter Sunday so people may be spending time with family :)

    February 19, 2013

    • Priti

      Good catch! We'll move it by a week.

      February 19, 2013

  • Rachel P.

    I'll be out of town. Have fun!

    February 18, 2013

    • Priti

      We hope to see you in April then!

      February 18, 2013

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