Toronto, Canada

We have moved our activities to the UXBCTO Google Group and maintain our book lists at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com

Our ninth book was:

April 27 to June 1, 2010.
Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices by Dan Saffer (Amazon Canada)

Our eighth book was:

January 27 to April 26, 2010.
Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology by Jonas Löwgren and Erik Stolterman (Amazon Canada)

It didn't take us 4 months to read this book. By making Thoughtful Interaction Design our selection, we sold out this book across Canada. It took two months before the book was restocked. Thanks to Erik Stolterman who joined us for over an hour of fun and thought-provoking discussion about the book, the design process behind it and his current research. Thanks also to David Modjeska without whom this conversation would not have happened.

Our seventh book was:

November 4, 2009 to January 26, 2010.
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition by Steve Krug (Amazon Canada)

Many thanks to Steve Krug who spent over an hour in lively conversation about the book, answering questions and discussing his new book, Rocket Surgery Made Easy. Thanks also go to Lou Rosenfeld who helped make a great evening happen.

Our sixth book was:

September 9 to November 4, 2009.
Design Is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable by Nathan Shedroff

We would like to thank Nathan Shedroff for agreeing to join us while he was in Toronto, even though he had to cancel due to prevailing circumstances. Some of us were able to see him and get our books signed at a sustainable design lecture he gave at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Our fifth book was:

July 22 to September 8, 2009.
A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making by Russ Unger & Carolyn Chandler

Thanks to Carolyn Chandler & Russ Unger for joining us via video conference from Chicago, Illinois.

Our fourth book was:

June 3 to July 21, 2009.
Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World: Adaptive Path on Design by Peter Merholz, Todd Wilkens, Brandon Schauer, and David Verba

Thank you to Peter Merholz and Brandon Schauer for joining us via live video conference from Adaptive Path headquarters in San Francisco, California.

Our third book was:

April 14 to June 2, 2009
Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski

Thanks to Luke Wroblewski for joining us via live video conference from Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. A special thanks goes to Lou Rosenfeld & Rosenfeld Media for their support of the UX Book Club!

Our second book was:

March 3 to April 14, 2009
Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Don Norman

Our first book was:

January 13 to March 3, 2009
Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design by Bill Buxton

Thanks to Bill Buxton for coming to our first official meeting, engaging in a lively discussion, giving us an impromptu talk about his current thinking and sharing tales of the making of the book, as well as the autograph session!

The Toronto UX Book Club has launched!

People

Join the UX Book Club Toronto Google Group http://groups.google.com/group/uxbcto/ to meet your fellow UX Book Club readers and to join the mailing list!

Books

Currently Reading

Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices
by Dan Saffer
(Amazon Canada)

Also over the next six weeks, we are going to (probably via mailing-list posts) figure out a schedule and division for tackling Designing Interactions edited by Bill Moggridge, as the group book, after April 14. The book is so big it will take several six-weeks.

Short List

Additional suggestions welcome!

Candidates

UX-related

Communicating Design by Dan Brown
Designing for the Web by Mark Boulton
About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, and David Cronin (free read on Safari at the TPL)
Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design by Robert Hoekman Jr.
Designing the Moment: Web Interface Design Concepts in Action by Robert Hoekman Jr. (free read on Safari at the TPL)
Don't Make Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Second Edition) by Steve Krug
Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World: Adaptive Path on Design by Peter Merholz, Todd Wilkens, Brandon Schauer, and David Verba
Ambient Findability by Peter Morville
Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Hor Loranger
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices by Dan Saffer (free read on Safari at the TPL)
Tagging: People-powered Metadata for the Social Web (Voices That Matter) by Gene Smith
Designing for the Scent of Information (paper)by Jared M. Spool, Christine Perfetti, and David Brittan
Cognitive Work Analysis: Toward Safe, Productive, and Healthy Computer-Based Work by Kim Vicente
The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way People Live with Technology by Kim Vicente
Everything is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger
Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages by Alex Wright
Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski
Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter (free read on Safari at the TPL)

Texture

What It Is by Lynda Barry
Space Time Play: Computer Games, Architecture and Urbanism: the Next Level by Drew Davidson, Heather Kelley, Julian Kücklich, Friedrich von Borries, Steffen P. Walz, Matthias Böttger
The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
The Designful Company: How to build a culture of nonstop innovation by Marty Neumeier
The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.

 
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