My organization provides all its employees with an awesome benefit: a yearly stipend to use for professional growth. This year, after purchasing four books and registering for a workshop, two conferences, and a one-a-week-for-ten-weeks course, I had $270 left to buy even more books. The requests are pending, but I’m pretty excited about the lineup.*
- About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper
- Content Strategy for the Web by Kristina Halvorson
- Communicating Design, 2nd Edition† by Dan Brown
- Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
- Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Don Norman
- HTML 5 for Web Designers‡ by Jeremy Keith
- Letting Go of Words by Ginny Redish
- Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics by Thomas Tullis and William Albert
- Moderating Usability Tests: Principles and Practices for Interacting by Joseph Dumas and Beth Loring
- The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes by William Ury
- Web Form Design‡ by Luke Wroblewski
Of course, despite being very impatient to be able to load up my Kindle with all these exciting books, there is the problem of finishing the ten books that I bought last year. The goal is to get a quick review of each of my 2009 purchases (since they’re all still quite relevant) before I get to have fun with these new purchases. You’ll get to witness if I meet this challenge!
* Unless indicated otherwise, the links are to the Kindle editions, which are what I plan on purchasing.
† Paperback; only the first edition is available in Kindle format.
‡ Paperback + ebook bundle from A Book Apart and Rosenfeld Media, respectively.