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2 Book Recommendations by Patrick Neeman
Louis RosenfeldScheduled for release in mid-2015, the fourth edition of this bestselling guide focuses on information architecture as a set of tools and techniques for dealing with today’s tough information organization problems. It’s ideal for anyone involved in any aspect of design. The universal and timeless principles of information organization described in the book’s first three editions still apply in our increasingly mobile world. In the fourth edition, the authors cast those principles in the context of current practice, using many updated examples and illustrations. They examine technology- and vendor-independent tools and techniques that have also stood the test of time, and have updated the book’s appendix to include the most useful information architecture resources available today. Reserve your copy of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Fourth Edition and learn how well-planned information architecture is more essential than ever.
How Design Makes the World
Scott BerkunEverything we use, from social media, to our homes, to our highways, was designed by someone. But how did they decide on what was good for the rest of us? What did they get right and where have they let us down? And what can we learn from the way these experts think that can help us in how we make decisions in our own lives? In How Design Makes The World, bestselling author and designer Scott Berkun takes readers on a journey exploring how designers of all kinds, from software engineers, to urban planners, have succeeded and failed us. By examining daily experiences like going to work, shopping for food, or even just using social media on their phones, readers will learn to see the world in a new and powerful way. They'll ask better questions of the things they buy, use, and make, and discover how easy it is to use ideas from great designers to improve their everyday lives.