Ask DN: What books to read in 2016?

almost 4 years ago from Napoleon W, Designer

  • barry saundersbarry saunders, almost 4 years ago

    Design books:

    About Face (doing interaction design)

    Articulating Design Decisions (convincing people about your designs)

    Design for Dasein (design and philosophy)

    Hidden in Plain Sight (design research and innovation)

    Deep Work (focus)

    Sci-fi books that expand your mind:

    Ancillery Justice / Ancillery Sword / Ancillery Mercy (told from the POV of a massive spaceship's AI stuck in a human brain, deals with gender, distributed consciousness, class and colonialism and cool space battles)

    Firefall series (Blindsight and Echopraxia) (deals with a first-contact story with aliens that are truly alien, raising questions about consciousness and self)

    Philosophy:

    Thinking Fast and Slow

    Thinking in Systems

    Activity Theory

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