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Our philosophy is simple: a book, a discussion, and a community. In small groups, we read and discuss UX and design-related books. We meet once per month in cozy places where we can talk about our book selection with other Kitchener-Waterloo practitioners. We hope you walk away with a refreshing new perspective on your practice, new skills and ideas, and new friends. The books we choose range from directly actionable and applicable to those that are pie-in-the-sky. You don't need to read the book to come as long as listen and partake in the discussion! We're always open to suggestions so let us know what you'd like to read next.

Communitech’s Peer2Peer Network helps professionals in the Waterloo Region tech industry share challenges and lessons-learned in a friendly, informal environment. Peer2Peer groups provide an opportunity for individuals in similar roles, specialties or functions to exchange advice and best-practices information. Communitech is a not-for-profit organization aimed at helping tech companies start, grow & succeed.

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The Non-Designer's Design Book

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February’s book is "The Non-Designer’s Design Book" by Robin Williams Getting the book: Amazon for book & e-book: shorturl.at/alAI9 Google Books for e-book: shorturl.at/ilBY8 For Students: shorturl.at/qx468 Goodreads – keep up with your peers!: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41597.The_Non_Designer_s_Design_Book Consider sharing your copy if you own the book and have read it or you own the book and can't make the meetup. You're welcome to post in the comments if you'd like to share your book. “So you have a great concept and all the fancy digital tools you could possibly require—what's stopping you from creating beautiful pages? Namely the training to pull all of these elements together into a cohesive design that effectively communicates your message. Not to worry: This book is the one place you can turn to find quick, non-intimidating, excellent design help. In The Non-Designer's Design Book, 2nd Edition, best-selling author Robin Williams turns her attention to the basic principles of good design and typography. All you have to do is follow her clearly explained concepts, and you'll begin producing more sophisticated, professional, and interesting pages immediately. Humor-infused, jargon-free prose interspersed with design exercises, quizzes, illustrations, and dozens of examples make learning a snap—which is just what audiences have come to expect from this best-selling author." - Goodreads Summary

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