The Elements of User Experience cuts through the complexity of user-centered design for the Web with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Jesse James Garrett gives readers the big picture of Web user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design. This accessible introduction helps any Web development team, large or small, to create a successful user experience.
This is one of the canonical books on UX for the web. According to the author:
"This is not a book of answers. Instead, this book is about asking the right questions.
This book will tell you what you need to know before you go read those other books. If you need the big picture, if you need to understand the context for the decisions that user experience practitioners make, this book is for you."
Please come ready to discuss the book. This isn't a presentation, but rather a discussion about the book and how we can use it to improve our work as UX Designers (or whatever you call yourself). We're going to limit the number of spots available, so only take a spot if you intend on reading the book and attending the event.
All levels of experience in the industry are welcome. This will be a pretty informal conversation, so it's great to have people who's interests and experience is varied.
You can buy the book from Amazon, or local bookstores might also carry it.