UIE Book Corner

UIE Book Corner

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Here at UIE we’ve amassed quite a library, and we’re adding to it all the time. Adam Churchill took the opportunity to interview a few of our favorite authors to dig a little deeper into the tools and techniques you can use in your day-to-day work.
Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden’s “Sense & Respond”
Oct 4, 2017 • 21 min
Traditional marketing and communications often take the form of a one-way conversation. Things are put out into the market and it generally ends there. With the emergence of social media, a two-way conversation has also emerged. It leads to the…
Brett Harned’s “Project Management for Humans”
Aug 23, 2017 • 16 min
Project management encompasses an important set of skills, such as communication, planning, and forecasting. But does someone need the title of project manager to actually do the work? In Brett Harned’s book Project Management for Humans, he makes the…
Kevin Hoffman’s “Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone”
Jul 28, 2017 • 15 min
There’s a stigma surrounding meetings. They’re often seen as unproductive wastes of time. But in Kevin Hoffman’s view, meetings are actually a design problem. In his upcoming book, Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone, Kevin lays out…
Dan Brown’s “Designing Together”
Aug 27, 2013 • 15 min
Dan believes that collaboration and conflict—that’s right, conflict—are the basis for good design. The book itself evolved from his Surviving Design Projects card game. Dan joins us for this podcast to discuss his book, and his thinking around…
Steve Portigal’s “Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights”
Aug 23, 2013 • 17 min
Steve’s book is a distillation of his years of experience conducting research with users. Somehow existing as both a handbook of sorts and as a casual conversation with one of the sharpest minds in the field, it’s a must-have for anyone thinking about the…
Russ Unger’s “Designing the Conversation”
May 24, 2013 • 19 min
Facilitation is an important skill, whether with collocated or remote teams. It drives conversation and collaboration. The ability to facilitate well is integral when conducting participatory design activities, giving a presentation, or even giving a…
Margot Bloomstein’s “Content Strategy at Work”
May 10, 2013 • 15 min
Here at UIE we’ve amassed quite a library, and we’re adding to it all the time. One of the more recent additions is Margot Bloomstein’s book Content Strategy at Work. The subtitle of Margot’s book is “Real-World Stories to Strengthen Every Interactive…