Be nice. Or else.
Trust me designers don't need help sharing. We LOVE to share.
For proof just watch for the next major brand to redesign their product or logo.
Yes and we also go over what you should do as well!
I'd honestly like to see:
You can read the first chapter on O'Reilly's website as well http://cdn.oreillystatic.com/oreilly/booksamplers/9781491923610_Sampler.pdf
But thats great feedback, I'm going to link to it on the website too.
It all started with this tweet
After that someone from O'Reilly reached out and over a few weeks I wrote a few pitches. They have a template for this so its making sure you cover all the bases: 1. The basic idea of the book 2. Who will be the audience 3. Will this still be relevant in 1 or 2 years 4. Are there books that already do a good job of this topic
I had pitched two ideas when I wrote the article How bad UX killed jenny
I saw that there was a topic that I was passionate about and others were too. We wanted better for Jenny and so many others. I looked and saw some great books on design ethics but I felt people needed to see practical examples to understand the breadth of how design can harm. Death is a clear example but dark patterns and exclusion are much more subtle. So I set out to write a book that would help designers, engineer, and other product people to decide for themselves what their ethical red lines are and what they can do about it.
Cynthia joined in when early editing began. She was adding so much content!
As for royalties and such, you're not going to get rich of a book. The amount of time we have spent on the book would be worse than minimum wage I think. If there is a topic you care about though, its a great way to get that knowledge out into the world
I'm glad you asked! I actually wrote about it for the email newsletter: http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?e=[UNIQID]&u=b2a9f2c796e250794d7fae7de&id=f4d1f975a6
In a way I kind of got away with having multiple animals on the cover haha.
Heh np thanks Jesse!
PS Feel free to ask us any questions about the book or the topic.
We agree with you! In the podcast we mention that this is where a lot of great design actually happens but if were not careful they can be a waste of time. We felt like the topic just doesnt get enough attention in the design space and its so important.
I feel you there. Working solo (as far as design goes) is really difficult. We do our best work when we can brainstorm with others. I'd encourage you to try and get the others at your work involved in that process. Anyone can help go broad on the problem and solutions, then the design can take it from there.