Canberra UX Book Club

Meeting announcements etc are via a Google group: http://groups.google.com.au/group/uxbookclubcanberra

NEXT MEETING: 14 December 2011 (Wednesday)

6:00pm

Books: Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences

I've put in a bulk order again. Please let Donna (donna at maadmob dot net) know if you would like one. $25 each

Location: Hotel Realm, Barton

PREVIOUS MEETING: Wednesday 16 November 2011

6:00pm

Books: Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

We did a bulk order for this book. They were $25.

Location: Hotel Realm, Barton

PREVIOUS MEETING: Wednesday 19 October 2011

6:00pm

Books: Nothing planned

Location: Hotel Realm, Barton (usually at one of the outside tables)

PREVIOUS MEETING: Wednesday 24th November 2010

6:30pm

Books: Neuro web design - what makes them click.

Location: Edgar's Inn, 1 Edgar Street, Ainslie

PREVIOUS MEETING: Wednesday 16th June

6:30pm Books: Bring your own!

Location: 'Front Cafe' next to “Tilley's” in Lyneham.

Tilleys: 1/94 Wattle St Lyneham ACT 2602 (02) 6247 7753

PREVIOUS MEETING: Wednesday 24th March

6:30pm Books: “Forms That Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability” by Caroline Jarrett and Gerry Gaffney

Location: Ostani Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT - see the Google map (Out the back of the hotel)

Thursday 11th February 2010

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Ostani Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT - see the Google map (Out the back of the hotel)

Main review subject will be Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics nominated by Nathanael Boehm with Donna Spencer to also provide a review on several New Riders books.

January 2010

Date: TBD

Time: 6pm

Location: Ostani Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT - see the Google map (Out the back of the hotel)

Books: Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design

Donna's review of Todd Warfel's Prototyping: A Practitioner's Guide

Late November 2009

Our December meeting will be replaced by a late November casual meeting with IA Canberra folks.

Date: Thursday 26 Nov

Location: Trinity Bar, Dickson, followed by dinner somewhere in Dickson

Time: 6pm

The book: None

Contact Donna for more details (or to check where we are): 0409778693 or donna@maadmob.net

November 2009

(Please note earlier starting time)

Monday 16th November 6:30PM-8:00PM, Ostani Bar, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT - see the Google map

The book: Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely.

October 2009

(Please note earlier starting time)

Thursday 15th 5:15PM-6:45PM, Hotel Kurrajong, National Circuit, Barton, ACT - see the Google Map

The Book: 'The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web - Jesse James Garrett(discussion) and Tom Peters' Re-imagine (review by Ryan Merton)

September 2009

Monday 7th September. 6:00PM-7:30PM, Hotel Kurrajong, National Circuit, Barton, ACT - see the Google Map

The Book: 101 Things I learnt in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

August 2009

Earlier planned meeting was postponed due to small expected attendance. Meeting was small but nice.

6:00PM-7:30PM, Hotel Kurrajong, National Circuit, Barton, ACT - see the Google Map

The Books: David Weinburger's Small Pieces Loosely Joined (discussion) and Simon Baron Cohen's The Essential Difference (review by Keith Lang)

July 2009

The books: Alex Wright's Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages (discussion) and Lawrence Grobel's The Art of the Interview: Lessons from a Master of the Craft (review by Nathanael Boehm)

June 2009 Meeting

Monday 1 June

The books: Don Norman's The Design of Future Things (discussion) and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (review by Ryan Merton and Jessica Enders)

Please RSVP to Andrew (facibus@gmail.com) ASAP to ensure that we have enough seats for everyone :)

May 2009 Meeting

Monday 11 May 2009

The books: Indi Young's Mental Models (discussion) and How to win friends and influence people (review by Ryan Merton)

April 2009 Meeting

Monday 6 April

The Books: Lidwell, Holden & Butler's Universal Principles of Design (discussion) and Wendy Chisholm and Matt May's Universal Design for Web Applications: Web Applications That Reach Everyone (review by Ruth Ellison)

March 2009 Meeting

The Books: Dan Brown's Communicating Design (discussion) and Alan Andreasen's “Marketing Social Change” (review by Jessica Enders)

As discussed at this meeting, a good way to find cheap books to/in Australia is to search www.booko.com.au.

February 2009 Meeting

the first meeting of the Canberra UX Book Club was held on Monday 2 February 2009 from 5.30PM to 7.00PM at Trinity Bar, 28 Challis Street, Dickson, ACT

The book for group discussion this month was Steve Krug's Don't Make Me Think.

We also had a 10 minute “noone else might have seen this one yet” review by Donna Spencer of John Medina's Brain Rules (see the video at http://www.brainrules.net/ for an overview).

Lots of suggestions came up and we're going to add them here.

Cheers, Andrew (unorganiser pro tem)

Because someone asked; Books that Keith Lang recommends: How the Mind Works, Steven Pinker. The Essential Difference, Simon Baron Cohen. Yes Psychology of Persuasion Robert Cialdini, Glut: Mastering Information Through The Ages.

 
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