I just finished reading "Shiro" by Hara Kenya. It's great and full of inspiration! What are you guys reading?
The Design of Everyday Things
Day 1 stuff dude
Can't speak for Josh, but I give it re-read through every five or sux years. Always get something new from it.
Good to know it is still applicable so many years later, in a time when mobile is beginning to redefine a lot of traditional UX heuristics and best practices. I'll dig into it again soon, thanks for sharing!
I am the same Brian, read it about 3 years ago when I was started out. Now re-reading to cross the t's and dot the i's
"Be Nice. Or Else"
Better late than never.
The Martian - Andy Weir, Las Vegas Parano - Hunter S. Thompson
I'm reading The Martian as well. Awesome novel.
Enjoy ! This is really an intense thriller
I hope Matt Damon does a good job.
Same here, also the trailer reveals a little too much imo...
Don't they all?
I think there was once a time where trailers weren't so revealing, but I guess it could be that it's just that we're subjected to them so much more often now.
Read it last year. 2014 Book of the Year for me.
About Face by Cooper team, finishing Death Cure – James Dashner ^
Nice, 'About Face' is one of my favorite design books
Smashing Book 5 — Real-Life Responsive Web Design.
I got the pre-order ebook a while back, but i'm still waiting for my hardcover to come in the mail to start reading. I thought it was cool that you can have your name in the book when you ordered it. My name is floating somewhere in there.
Is it good so far?
I've only just begun, but so far I am really enjoying it. Defiantly worth checking out.
Creativity Inc. by Amy Wallace & Ed. Catmull.
On the face about how things work at Pixar but really about effective management in any kind of creative enterprise. Highly recommend.
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Zero to One
That's a good one. Learned about a lot of concepts I'd never heard of or considered.
Outliers: The Story of Success
One of the best books I've ever read. You should check out David and Goliath next.
Finished this month:
- The Annihilation Score, Charlie Stross — Latest in the Laundry Files series, probably the best since the original. Nice to see Mo's POV for once.
- Cunning Plans, Warren Ellis — Collection of some talks by Ellis. Seen/read most of them before but worth a re-read. His talent for a pithy phrase makes me jealous.
- Just One Damn Thing After Another, Jodi Taylor - Time travelling historians. Soapy fun.
- A Symphony of Echos, Jodi Taylor — Still fun
- A Second Chance, Jodi Taylor — Series reboot via parallel worlds.
- A Trail Through Time, Jodi Taylor - Still entertaining
- No Time Like The Past, Jodi Taylor - More fun
The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero
The 4-hour work week.
It's Not How Good You Are is so good, I'll have to check this one out.
Started Neuromancer by William Gibson last night. It's my first read through -- I've been catching up on all the classic sci-fi I haven't yet read.
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Is it nice? I mean the first book, or the whole trilogy?
Agree with Jared, the first book is really good, although it needs some time to get into. Might be a little lengthy in the beginning, but it's worth it!
I'm reading three really nice books:
1) Holacracy (As we are contemplating adapting it to the company)
2) Change by Design (Generally a great Design book)
3) The Organised Mind (Really nice dive into how our mind works)
I just finished Thoughts on Design by Paul Rand. It's an oldie, but a quick, solid read.
To be honest, since graduating from university I've been terrible at reading design books. I find I get much more of a kick out of reading fiction and non-fiction from different industries. I'm currently making my way through these two:
The Second Sex — Simone de Beauvoir: Gettin' my feminism history on. Just a hundred pages in, but finding it extremely interesting so far. A lot of the psychoanalysis is fairly outdated (it's from 1949), but I'm surprised by how many of her observations are relevant and relatable even in today's debates around women in tech.
Ham on Rye — Charlies Bukowski: Could Bukowski be any more different from Beauvoir? I've always been a huge fan of his poetry, so it's about time I get through his novels.
"Ham on Rye" is a favourite and I like the idea that it's a reply to "Catcher in the Rye."
You're My Favourite Client - Mike Monteiro.
It's so great.
Sometimes his talks/posts grate on me, but this is brilliant; especially from a Designer point of view.
Monteiro, my man. I really like his stuff too. You should jump into his Design is a job next
For sho' – the no bullshit attitude combined with his experience is a great read!
Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
Kenya Hara is my absolute favuorite, you should try reading Designing design if you've not already done so.
Hooked: How to Build Habit-forming Products (http://www.amazon.com/Hooked-How-Build-Habit-Forming-Products-ebook/dp/B00HJ4A43S)
Only a few pages in but I like what I've read so far.
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Cryptonomicon, by Neil Stephenson
Calban's War, by James S.A. Corey (Expanse series)
The Martian, by Andy Weir
and re-reading Paul Rand's Thoughts on Design for maybe the fourth time.
Black Hole by Charles Burns. It's a gloomy comic book about teenage sex and a disease transmitted with it. The art is downright gorgeous in a creepy kinda way.
Some regular comic series which I'm also on this month:
- Saga It's a space opera that rivals any other Sci-Fi epic.
- Black Science A time travel adventure story with bonkers art.
- Sex Criminals This one's about a pair of lovers that can freeze time whenever they have an orgasm. Seriously, It's hilarious.
Anyway, if you're into comic books anything by Image Comics is good.
Finished "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook" by Gary Vaynerchuk. Highly recommend for anyone using social media. Started "So you've been publicly shamed" by Jon Ronson. Pretty good so far.
2010: Odyssey Two by Aurthur C. Clarke
It's the second in a series of four books, and I've loved the first two so far, so I'll definitely be finishing the series.
I hope you enjoy the other two books: I found the third one pretty disappointing. Don't let me put you off though :)
Ha, thanks for the heads-up. I'll definitely still read it, but we'll see how it goes :)
- The Martian , Andy Weir
- Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
- The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi - Highly recommend
- Fables Vol. 22 - So sad it's done, but great ending.
- Armada by Ernest Cline - Just started
I read Bruno Munari's 'Design as Art' a while ago. Very nice piece. It made a huge effect to my perspective of design.
I also suggest "The Circle" by Dave Eggers. "It chronicles tech worker Mae Holland as she joins a powerful Internet company which starts out as an incredibly rewarding experience, but as she works there longer things start to fall apart."
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar
Thinking with Type - Ellen Lupton
Just trying to wrap my head around typography better. And this seems to be one of the 101 books.
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
Less than halfway through it and it's already an all-time favorite. Recommended for contemplative travelers and those who yearn for simple satisfaction, and a good dose of understated humor :)
Proust was a neuroscientist
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Listening to the audiobook of "The Martian" by Andy Weir. Damn fantastic!
Cibola Burn by James S. A. Corey
The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue; Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility; and Small Giants.
The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? - Seth Godin
Evil by design
Licklider - Libraries of the future
Some John Dewey up after that.
A Whack on the Side of the Head - Roger Von Oech
Currently working on:
- A Manual for Manuel, Julio Cortázar
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
- Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Currently going through The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Siddhartha
I started that one but simply couldn't get into it. Would love to know if it would be worth picking up again :)
The Running Man
The Princess Bride. I know, I know. Everyone reads this in middle/high school, but I never did. I just watched the movie.
BTW: I'm loving the book just as much if not more than the movie.
Memories, Dreams, Reflections - C.G. Jung
My latest books:
The Martian, Ready Player One, and currently reading Snow Crash
Titus Livius "Ad Urbe Condita". I have read the 3/4 of the whole series. Amazing as always.
Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose (Voices That Matter)
Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love
Design Sprint http://www.designsprintbook.com/
The Small BIG: Small Changes that Spark Big Influence
It contains insights into studies which you might be able to use to help influence a user's behavior on your website / application.
Has anyone considered a book subscription service similar to Netflix? My list of books I'd like to read for graphic & web design is growing on a daily basis. There is no way financially I can purchase that many books. I've considered using https://www.oysterbooks.com/
forgot to paste my link ;) shiro (means white in japanese) http://www.amazon.com/White-Kenya-Hara/dp/3037781831
Currently reading "Triton of the Sea" by Osamu Tezuka. Not my favorite of his, but I want to read everything by him.
Also, "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter Isaacson. Super good!
Almost done with both.
- How We Got to Now — Steven Johnson
- The Innovators — Walter Isaacson