Book reviews

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Web Form Design – Filling in the Blanks – Luke Wroblewski


I’ve been thrashing through mockups the last few weeks, and was frustrated with my initial versions of form designs, they seemed to take a few reviews before they were at a good starting point I felt would be easy to use. A friend of mine Peter Grearson pointed me to Web Form Design by Luke […]

The World of Buckminster Fuller – DVD – Design Responsibility


After reading a book on Buckminster fuller I came across this video it’s a full hour, Lean Thinking Too many fascinating things to list, but an underlying principal of “doing more and more with less and less” for the benefit of man is fantastic, and it’s always great to change your frame of reference […]

this is service design thinking


When I started reading this book I had only just been introduced to the coined term Service Design. I was seeking to understand what was generally expected and what approach was generally taken in Service Design.  To help me grasp the overall concepts and get an understanding of how other service designers approach their jobs, […]

Who moved my cheese – change management


This is a simple story that reveals some truths on how we react to change. As the story unfolds you can relate and see in others how they are playing out the story in their own reactions to change. This great thing about the story is that you could attempt to explain all the lessons […]

Free by Chris Anderson


Chris Anderson’s book “Free: How Today’s Smartest Businesses Profit by Giving Something for Nothing” explores the history of free business models, showing its not a new concept created by the internet, and articulates a number of free business models which are used today. An example of some of the content includes an explanation of each […]

Linchpin – Seth Godin


After reading purple cow, I was keen to see what was in store for linchpin, but was disappointed. I could see how people who follow the system by going to work and following the rules realllllllllly need this book and could be enlightened by the repetition of his message. But there are only so many […]

Web Design The Toyota Way


This was an amazing book, it had me quoting to friends and jotting down ideas on how I could apply the principals to my own team but importantly got great results when applied. I’m writing this a few months out of reading it, and seeing the rewards. The book is a historical look into toyota […]

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