addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Synopsis of Next Book

Next Book:

The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist by Frederick P. Brooks

Synopsis:

Making Sense of Design

Effective design is at the heart of everything from software development to engineering to architecture. But what do we really know about the design process? What leads to effective, elegant designs? The Design of Design addresses these questions.

These new essays by Fred Brooks contain extraordinary insights for designers in every discipline. Brooks pinpoints constants inherent in all design projects and uncovers processes and patterns likely to lead to excellence. Drawing on conversations with dozens of exceptional designers, as well as his own experiences in several design domains, Brooks observes that bold design decisions lead to better outcomes.

The author tracks the evolution of the design process, treats collaborative and distributed design, and illuminates what makes a truly great designer. He examines the nuts and bolts of design processes, including budget constraints of many kinds, aesthetics, design empiricism, and tools, and grounds this discussion in his own real-world examples—case studies ranging from home construction to IBM's Operating System/360. Throughout, Brooks reveals keys to success that every designer, design project manager, and design researcher should know.

Next Book:

Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Synopsis:

Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.

Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read.

If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made Don’t Make Me Think so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Purgatory December 7, 2016 12:39 PM Ken D.
Death Row Books December 7, 2016 12:45 PM Ken D.
Top 10 Past Books May 31, 2012 5:50 PM Ken D.
Next Articles|Weblogs|Blogs|Videos|Websites January 23, 2017 12:44 PM Ken D.
Suggestions Articles|Weblogs|Blogs|Videos|Websites January 16, 2017 1:03 PM Ken D.
How to Nominate a Book April 16, 2012 6:55 PM Ken D.
How We Choose Our Books and The Voting Process April 16, 2012 6:52 PM Ken D.
Synopsis of Next Book January 9, 2017 10:38 AM Ken D.
Next Book Possibilities: Grab Bag June 13, 2017 2:30 PM Ken D.
Next Book Possibilities: Nuts and Bolts May 30, 2017 12:52 PM Ken D.
Next Book Possibilities: Dev Social Organization June 13, 2017 3:49 PM Ken D.
Past Articles|Weblogs|Blogs|Videos|Websites January 23, 2017 12:48 PM Ken D.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy