UXBookClub: Washington DC

29 Nov 2008 - 9:47am
7 years ago
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Hi all,

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
D.C.http://uxbookclub.org/doku.php?id=washington_dcseeks to
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
local community.

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
Buxton's "*Sketching
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.



Go to the page and add your name if you want to start reading and then join
the discussion group.

~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

Will Evans | User Experience Architect
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29 Nov 2008 - 8:29pm

BTW: There are many other local groups springing up around the world
as this has become a new interest/grass roots initiate forming over
the past few days.
Check out http://www.uxbookclub.org

If you don't see a city near you - start one up and see if you can
get people stoked about joining.

- W

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2 Dec 2008 - 2:24pm
Dustin Chambers

Great, I just bought Bill Buxton's book last month and it has been collecting dust on my desk ever since. This should spur me on...

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