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3 interesting books that any designers should read

Mark Connolly recommends these 3 books:

Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories: Steve Portigal, Allan Chochinov (foreword): 9781933820347

  • Rated 4.8 by 46 users
  • Looks like @steveportigal has a new book coming out! Congratulations, Steve! (Posted on Twitter)

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How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built: Stewart Brand: 9780140139969

  • Rated 4.7 by 67 users
  • Completely agree — RT @berkun: How Buildings Learn is a fantastic book - relevant to all designers and engineers (Posted on Twitter)

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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design: Henry Petroski: 8601405217448

  • Rated 4 by 74 users
  • You might enjoy Henry Petroski's book 'To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design' — Great read. (Posted on Twitter)

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Mark Connolly says,

UX GDE, Partner @Zeitspace

How Buildings Learn is a great book that is relevant for all designers and engineers. The lessons from this book can be applied in a host of fields. Another interesting book that is a must read for both designers and engineers is To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design. This book covers some of the most notable engineering failures in history, and show how most of the learnings derived from the these failures give rise to successful designs. Steve's book Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries is a collection of tales from many of the top UX field researchers. It’s a lovely mix of interesting anecdotes and practical insights.

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