January 16, 2014
Steve Krug, Don't Make me Think for it's commonsense approach. Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. It's not a classic UX book, but invaluable for visual language.
UX is an important part of the overall product and corporate image. I work a lot with UX and visual designers, so I want to keep up to date on trends and new ideas.
Mechanical 0.7mm pencil
I'm currently the Director of Strategic Marketing at Wolfram Research in Champaign, IL. Before that, I managed product planning and UX at Kyocera Technology Development in Concord, CA.