I'm meeting a ton of authors this summer!

For whatever reason, be it related to BarnRaise work, my summer research project, or even attendance at the Strategy Conference (read: I've met Don Norman!) I've gotten the opportunity to meet a ton of people writing books about design... books that I believe are quite meaningful. I'd like to share the list of books I'm really looking forward to reading (as soon as I have time/as soon as they come in) hopefully by the beginning of school...but more realistically by winter break :) I can't believe the opportunities my education has afforded me, and I really believe that the high tuition price is justified by the experiences, opportunities, and quality of learning I've received thus far at IIT Institute of Design. (No, they did not pay me to say that!) I've been talking to a variety of prospective students, current students, and alumni about everything ID related this summer, and it's really interesting to see different perspectives of the school and what different people value about the education here. Please feel free to ask me any questions about my experience, and check out these books!

 

My reading list:

 Naked Innovation by Zachary Paradis and David McGaw 

Naked Innovation by Zachary Paradis and David McGaw 

 A Technique for Producing Ideas by James Webb Young 

A Technique for Producing Ideas by James Webb Young 

 The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

 Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Don Norman

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Don Norman

 
 Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights by Steve Portigal

Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights by Steve Portigal

  Building Mobile Experiences by Frank Bentley and Edward Barrett 

Building Mobile Experiences by Frank Bentley and Edward Barrett 

 This is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases by Marc Stickdorn  and Jakob Schneider 

This is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases by Marc Stickdorn  and Jakob Schneider 

 Interfaces.com: Cognitive Tools for Product Designers by Olga Werby

Interfaces.com: Cognitive Tools for Product Designers by Olga Werby

And of course, if you haven't read these three books, you should start with these :) They all currently teach at IIT Institute of Design, and I've had the opportunity to meet and take classes with all of them! I'm taking Larry Keeley's class this upcoming semester!

 Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation by Kim Erwin

Communicating The New: Methods to Shape and Accelerate Innovation by Kim Erwin

 Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs by Larry Keeley 

Ten Types of Innovation: The Discipline of Building Breakthroughs by Larry Keeley 

 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization Paperback by Vijay Kumar 

101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization Paperback by Vijay Kumar