IxDA Washington DC now has a UX Book Club. We have a page on the UX Book
Club Wiki, we have our first 2 books chosen, and now we just need folks who
are interested to come on by and show interest by joining.
The UX Book Club Washington
enhance the abilities and knowledge of user experience
professionals from information architects and interaction designers to
visual designers and usability specialists to augment their understanding
for excellence in UX practice, ixd design theory while building a passionate
Subjects of interest to this club span design theory, design research and
user experience research practices and processes. The books include the
strategy and business of design, UX design theory and history, methodology,
usability research, and the ethics of UX professionals, while networking and
having some fun.
In this first year, we will read, review, and discuss *8 books*. Moderation
and discussion lead will rotate throughout the group so that everyone
eventually gets a chance to frame the conversation and contribute to group
learning. I have taken the liberty of choosing the first two books to jump
start the group, but afterwards books will be chosen by some democratic
mechanism based on group interest. The first two books are Bill
User Experiences*," and Dan Saffer's "*Designing for Interaction*."
Our first scheduled meeting will be the mid-January, date TBD, but I wanted
folks interested to be able to get the first two books now and have time to
finish Buxton's Sketching User Experiences before the first meeting.