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July 2011 - Living With Complexity - Don Norman

  • Jul 12, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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It's been a while between bookclubs, but it's time to get hold of your next UX book and start reading as bookclub returns in July.

We're reading Living with Complexity by Don ('The Don') Norman.

Don's talk about the content of this book sparked a lot of conversation at the recent UXLX conference and I'm sure we'll have lots to talk about when we get together to discuss it at UX Bookclub, London.

Hope to see you at bookclub soon!

Leisa

PS: as ever, please only take a ticket if you REALLY intend to read the book and come along to bookclub. dropping out at the last minute robs someone else of the opportunity to prepare for and attend bookclub.

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  • Mary L.

    If you were intrigued/incensed by the toilet paper debate, you might like this infographic:
    http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664352/infographic-of-the-day-the-great-toilet-paper-debate

    August 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A good meet up, but we need to choose a better book.

    Maybe we should wait until a few of us have read a book and think there's something valuable in it.

    July 22, 2011

  • Simon T.

    Another good UX Bookclub, great to see a good mix of old and new faces. The discussions were good, but probably rambled a little too long.

    July 14, 2011

  • Sedef G.

    Great bookclub session last night with lots of discussion around the content, writing style, author and how we could apply what we'd read to UX.

    July 13, 2011

  • Leisa R.

    OK, so the book could have done with a bit of a prune but it did kick off some really interesting conversations on a wide range of topics. Great to see everyone there (and I really liked the space we had in The Hub. Will make sure we have food again next time! :)

    July 13, 2011

  • Will M.

    The fact that the book was so varied made for a great discussion in both small and large groups. I really enjoyed it...

    July 13, 2011

  • Leisa R.

    thanks everyone for the great discussion at bookclub last night - I hope you enjoyed the evening. Apologies for the lack of pizza - hope you weren't too starving :/ We usually do have something organised to eat so I'll double check that next time to make sure we're all set.

    thanks again - really enjoyed seeing you all!

    July 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry couldn't make it tonight after all, work got in the way. Hope to see you next time!

    July 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    >Had you marked "count me in" for that book ahead of the meetup being arranged? To be honest, I don't recall getting the 'vote to read' email either, so no I didn't mark the book as "count me in".

    July 5, 2011

  • Michelle

    Also, looks like the most important communication setting is to make sure you're subscribed to the mailing list. Looking at my email, that's where I got the announcement about this meetup from Leisa

    July 5, 2011

  • Michelle

    Ah, I have a hunch I know what's going on. From the notification settings page it looks like you're only notified if someone "takes an action on a Meetup I am going to, commented on, or that I am marked "attended" for" -- I had voted to read the Don Norman book, so I'm assuming that's why I was notified when the meetup was arranged. Had you marked "count me in" for that book ahead of the meetup being arranged? http://www.meetup.com/uxbcldn/#making

    July 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nope my settings are all present and correct including the one that says

    "a member announces a Meetup (you will still get announcements from Organizers)"

    July 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    > 1. do you get *any* notification of the even being created? Or nothing until after it is sold out?


    Get nothing until sold out - first received a message about Don Norman today entitled "Meetup Reminder" (!)


    > 2. can you tell me when you first got notification of this particular event? (this includes ppl other than steve/nathan)


    See above

    July 5, 2011

  • Michelle

    It's worth going here to make sure your communication settings are sorted: http://www.meetup.com/uxbcldn/settings/
    I have mine set to receive all notifications and reminders. I got Leisa's original posting about this meetup on 2 June.

    July 5, 2011

  • Leisa R.

    Nathan/Steve/Everyone else with this problem (or interested in solving it):
    1. do you get *any* notification of the even being created? Or nothing until after it is sold out?
    2. can you tell me when you first got notification of this particular event? (this includes ppl other than steve/nathan)
    3. people who *did* get a ticket, how did you find out that tickets were available in time to get a ticket?

    July 5, 2011

  • nathan b.

    I'm with Steve on this one. it seems that invites always arrive after the list is full and I fail to get a place. this is the third time that this has happened. It is really disappointing.....

    July 5, 2011

  • Leisa R.

    hi Steve, sorry to hear you're not getting the emails... I'm not sure why this is the case but I agree it's not a great user experience. Meetup in general is a pretty bad user experience and I'm working on a replacement which will hopefully be better. Stay tuned. Do you use Twitter? I tweet when tix are released. @uxbcldn

    July 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've mentioned this before but I'll ask again. Why is it that I *never* receive the first invites but only an email saying "this meeting is full".

    Not a great user experience ....

    July 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've signed up for both days. Would prefer Tuesday. If I end up going to both I'll cancel Thursday.

    June 3, 2011

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