Winter Break 2007 Reading List

Adaptive Path shuts down for the last two weeks of the year, and I’m taking a few days off at the end of that, so I have three weeks of reading (and of course writing) ahead of me. I have a stack of books I’ve been neglecting for a long time as I suffer through this strange period of not reading very much. Thus, I’m hoping to tackle the following over break:

Half the fun of posting (and reading other people’s) book lists is discovering the books you should be reading. So. What else should I be reading?

3 thoughts on “Winter Break 2007 Reading List

  1. The Victorian Internet is absolutely great. Read it about 8 years ago and loved it. Some other tips:
    A nice short read is The Plenitude by Rich Gold. The artist/researcher who was at Xerox Parc and died just 4 years ago. Nice illustrations talking about different hats (engineer, artist and more)
    If you really want to delve into some gestural stuff. We had a nice PhD thesis by Caroline Hummels about 7 years ago called Gestural design tools (PDF, 6 Mb)
    I really would recommend Bill Buxton’s latest book Sketching User Experiences (below link to review on my page), partly because I am in it, but also because it’s just a great, positive, energizing read.
    If you enjoyed Scott McCloud’s original masterpiece Understanding Comics, you may also want to take a look at his latest book Making Comics, which is a surprisingly good rebound (I didn’t care much for Reinventing comics). Vulnerable, insightful and with plenty of content.
    Also, if you have a large table and like comics, you may want to take a look at”Dream of the Rarebit Fiend” . I just received mine and it’s the huge (the size of a coffee table) and contains and introduces a series of fascinating comics written by Winsor McCay (best known for Little Nemo) between 1904 and 1907.
    That’s it for now, you may also want to take a look at my work wishlist (for inspiration only)… Enjoy!

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