Category Archives: Books

Book Review: The Information Diet

Review of: The Information Diet, by Clay A. Johnson (O’Reilly, 2012). Buy The Information Diet on Amazon. See the website for the book. Follow Clay Johnson on Twitter: @cjoh Information Metaphors Metaphors are than just rhetorical flourishes that make poetry

Book Review: The Information Diet

Review of: The Information Diet, by Clay A. Johnson (O’Reilly, 2012). Buy The Information Diet on Amazon. See the website for the book. Follow Clay Johnson on Twitter: @cjoh Information Metaphors Metaphors are than just rhetorical flourishes that make poetry

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (long)

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (2009, Hyperion). “Innovation,“ in the broadest sense of the term, comes in different forms. Sure, there is product or technology innovation. But there is also process innovation, design innovation, organizational innovation, and business model

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (long)

Review of Free, by Chris Anderson (2009, Hyperion). “Innovation,“ in the broadest sense of the term, comes in different forms. Sure, there is product or technology innovation. But there is also process innovation, design innovation, organizational innovation, and business model

Design de Navegação Web – DWN in Portuguese

Got an unexpected package this morning: a copy of Design de Navegação Web, the Portuguese translation of Designing Web Navigation.

Design de Navegação Web – DWN in Portuguese

Got an unexpected package this morning: a copy of Design de Navegação Web, the Portuguese translation of Designing Web Navigation.

20 User Experience Books You Should Own

UX By Design has a list of 20 UX books they feel every designer should own. See their post 20 User Experience Books You Should Own. Designing Web Navigation is #4 on the list. I’m not sure if this is

20 User Experience Books You Should Own

UX By Design has a list of 20 UX books they feel every designer should own. See their post 20 User Experience Books You Should Own. Designing Web Navigation is #4 on the list. I’m not sure if this is

Experience Strategy @ Johnny Holland

I previously reviewed Subject To Change on this blog. In reviewing the book with the UX book club, Steve Baty offers a good summary of experience stragtegy in a recent article on Johnny Holland. Here’s Steve’s definition: An experience strategy

Experience Strategy @ Johnny Holland

I previously reviewed Subject To Change on this blog. In reviewing the book with the UX book club, Steve Baty offers a good summary of experience stragtegy in a recent article on Johnny Holland. Here’s Steve’s definition: An experience strategy

Designing Web Navigation – In Chinese!

Just after I got the Japanese edition of my book, I learned that it’s also available in Chinese. Apparently it’s been out since March 2009, but I didn’t even know they were working on a translation of it. This is

Designing Web Navigation – In Chinese!

Just after I got the Japanese edition of my book, I learned that it’s also available in Chinese. Apparently it’s been out since March 2009, but I didn’t even know they were working on a translation of it. This is

Designing Web Navigation in Japanese

The Japanese version of Designing Web Navigation is out. Here are some photos on flickr: Thanks to everyone who made that possible!

Designing Web Navigation in Japanese

The Japanese version of Designing Web Navigation is out. Here are some photos on flickr: Thanks to everyone who made that possible!

Designing Web Navigation in Polish

I’m just back from the Euro IA conference in Amsterdam. More on that later. Seems the Designing Web Navigation has been translated to Polish–unbeknowst to me–under the title Projektowanie nawigacji strony WWW. Optymalizacja funkcjonalności witryny.

Designing Web Navigation in Polish

I’m just back from the Euro IA conference in Amsterdam. More on that later. Seems the Designing Web Navigation has been translated to Polish–unbeknowst to me–under the title Projektowanie nawigacji strony WWW. Optymalizacja funkcjonalności witryny.

Handbuch der Webnavigation – Interview

O’Reilly Germany just published an interview with me about Handbuch der Webnavigation, the German title for Desiging Web Navigation. It’s in German, of course. Thanks to Volker Bombien for making that happen.

Handbuch der Webnavigation – Interview

O’Reilly Germany just published an interview with me about Handbuch der Webnavigation, the German title for Desiging Web Navigation. It’s in German, of course. Thanks to Volker Bombien for making that happen.

Navigation Design Workshop in New York

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be giving a workshop on the topic of navigation design in New York City in November: Web Navigation Design Tuesday, November 25 9:00 am-5:00 pm Here’s the short description of the class: Optimizing the

Navigation Design Workshop in New York

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be giving a workshop on the topic of navigation design in New York City in November: Web Navigation Design Tuesday, November 25 9:00 am-5:00 pm Here’s the short description of the class: Optimizing the

Designing Web Navigation in Electronic Format

O’Reilly just annouced the distribution of 30 titles in e-book format. Designing Web Navigation is among them. I don’t have a copy yet, but am really interesting in seenig how it looks as an e-book. Also, for reason I couldn’t

Designing Web Navigation in Electronic Format

O’Reilly just annouced the distribution of 30 titles in e-book format. Designing Web Navigation is among them. I don’t have a copy yet, but am really interesting in seenig how it looks as an e-book. Also, for reason I couldn’t

Designing Web Navigation auf deutsch

Designing Web Navigation is now available in German under the name Handbuch der Web-Navigation.  Apart from a different cover (without an O’Reilly animal) and a few updated screenshots, the content and flow of the book is the same. Thanks to

Designing Web Navigation auf deutsch

Designing Web Navigation is now available in German under the name Handbuch der Web-Navigation.  Apart from a different cover (without an O’Reilly animal) and a few updated screenshots, the content and flow of the book is the same. Thanks to

The Taxonomy and Folksonomy Cookbook

Daniela Barbosa put together The Taxonomy and Folksonomy Cookbook, which available as a free download. It’s fairly basic, but makes some really good arguments and points about taxonomies and folksonomies. The writing is direct and very accessible–more for non-professionals. But

The Taxonomy and Folksonomy Cookbook

Daniela Barbosa put together The Taxonomy and Folksonomy Cookbook, which available as a free download. It’s fairly basic, but makes some really good arguments and points about taxonomies and folksonomies. The writing is direct and very accessible–more for non-professionals. But

People Notice More When Browsing

There is an interesting study from the folks at SURL this month. See “Eye Movement Patterns on Single and Dual-Column Web Pages” by Sav Shrestha & Justin W. Owens. The focus of the study is on eye fixation patterns of

People Notice More When Browsing

There is an interesting study from the folks at SURL this month. See “Eye Movement Patterns on Single and Dual-Column Web Pages” by Sav Shrestha & Justin W. Owens. The focus of the study is on eye fixation patterns of

Book Review: Subject To Change

Subject To Change, by Peter Merholz, Brandon Schauer, David Verba, and Todd Wilkens (Adaptive Paths), O’Reilly, 2008   In 1999, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger formulated their 95 theses into what became the Cluetrain Manifesto, which

Book Review: Subject To Change

Subject To Change, by Peter Merholz, Brandon Schauer, David Verba, and Todd Wilkens (Adaptive Paths), O’Reilly, 2008   In 1999, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger formulated their 95 theses into what became the Cluetrain Manifesto, which