Books You've Read (Question 4)

July 18, 2001

We asked respondents:

"Which books have you read during the last year that are relevant to Information Architecture?"
Respondents could enter as many book titles as they wished. They mentioned 108 titles that are listed in Amazon.com; numbers in parentheses indicate multiple responses for a particular book.

Top Ten Titles Mentioned

  1. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville (48)
  2. Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity Jakob Nielsen (32)
  3. Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability Steve Krug (27)
  4. Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience Jennifer Fleming (18)
  5. The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman (10)
  6. Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide Jared M. Spool (9)
  7. The Art & Science of Web Design Jeff Veen (8)
  8. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How To Restore The Sanity Alan Cooper (8)
  9. Practical Information Architecture: A Hands-On Approach to Structuring Successful Websites Eric L. Reiss (8)
  10. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Edward R. Tufte (8)

Complete List by Title

  1. About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design Alan Cooper (4)
  2. Archaeology of Knowledge Michel Foucault
  3. Architecture and Disjunction Bernard Tschumi
  4. The Art & Science of Web Design Jeff Veen (8)
  5. Building Web Applications with UML Jim Conallen (2)
  6. The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility: The Ideas Behind the World's Slowest Computer Stewart Brand
  7. The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual Christopher Locke, Rick Levine, Doc Searls, David Weinberger
  8. Cognition in the Wild Edwin Hutchins
  9. Collaborative Web Development: Strategies and Best Practices for Web Teams Jessica R. Burdman
  10. Computers as Theatre Brenda Laurel
  11. Contextual Design: A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems Designs Hugh Beyer, Karen Holtzblatt (5)
  12. Creating Killer Web Sites: The Art of Third-Generation Site Design David Siegel (2)
  13. Crossing the Chasm : Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers Geoffrey A. Moore, Regis McKenna
  14. Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson
  15. Customer-Effective Web Sites Jodie Dalgleish
  16. Customers.com: How to Create A Profitable Business Strategy for the Internet & Beyond Patricia B. Seybold
  17. Database Design for Mere Mortals : A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design Michael J. Hernandez (2)
  18. Design by People for People: Essays on Usability Russell Branaghan (2)
  19. The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman (10)
  20. Design Wise: A Guide for Evaluating the Interface Design of Information Resources Alison J. Head
  21. Designing Business : Multiple Media, Multiple Disciplines Clement Mok
  22. Designing Easy-to-use Web Sites: A Hands-on Approach to Structuring Successful Websites Vanessa Donnelly
  23. Designing Large-Scale Web Sites : A Visual Design Methodology Darrell Sano (2)
  24. Designing the User Interface : Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction Ben Shneiderman (3)
  25. Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity Jakob Nielsen (32)
  26. Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability Steve Krug (27)
  27. The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts Richard A. Lanham
  28. The Elements of Style William Strunk Jr., E.B. White
  29. The Elements of Typographic Style Robert Bringhurst
  30. Envisioning Information Edward R. Tufte (6)
  31. Experience Design Nathan Shedroff (6)
  32. The Evolution of Useful Things Henry Petroski
  33. Fifteen Things Charles & Ray Teach Us Keith Yamashita
  34. Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used Peter Block
  35. Follow the Yellow Brick Road : Learning to Give, Take, and Use Instructions Richard S. Wurman, Loring Leifer
  36. Great Web Architecture Clay Andres (2)
  37. GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers Jeff Johnson
  38. Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests Jeffrey Rubin (2)
  39. How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built Stewart Brand
  40. HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy
  41. The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems Jef Raskin (7)
  42. Hypertext: Theory into Practice Ray McAleese
  43. Information Anxiety Richard Saul Wurman
  44. Information Anxiety 2 David Sume, Loring Leifer, Richard Saul Wurman (5)
  45. Information Architects Richard Saul Wurman (4)
  46. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville (48)
  47. Information Design Robert E. Jacobson, Richard Saul Wurman (4)
  48. Information Graphics: Innovative Solutions in Contemporary Design Peter Wildbur, Michael Burke
  49. Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy Carl Shapiro, Hal R. Varian
  50. Information Visualization: Perception for Design Colin Ware
  51. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How To Restore The Sanity Alan Cooper (8)
  52. The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization Elaine Svenonius
  53. International User Interfaces Jakob Nielsen
  54. Intranet Business Strategies Mellanie Hills
  55. Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex and Information Applicances Are the Solution Donald A. Norman (4)
  56. Mapping Cyberspace Martin Dodge, Rob Kitchin
  57. Mapping Websites: Digital Media Design Paul Kahn, Krzysztof Lenk (2)
  58. The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places Byron Reeves, Clifford Nass
  59. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
  60. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word Walter J. Ong
  61. A Pattern Language: Towns, Building, Construction Christopher Alexander
  62. Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams Tom Demarco, Timothy Lister (2)
  63. Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing Philip Greenspun
  64. Practical Information Architecture: A Hands-On Approach to Structuring Successful Websites Eric L. Reiss (8)
  65. Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules Steve C McConnell
  66. Reading Theory : An Introduction to Lacan, Derrida and Kristeva Michael Payne
  67. Sams Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours Joseph Schmuller
  68. Secrets of Successful Web Sites: Project Management on the World Wide Web David Siegel (2)
  69. Serious Play: How the World's Best Companies Simulate to Innovate Michael Schrage, Tom Peters
  70. The Social Life of Information John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid (6)
  71. Social Navigation of Information Space Alan J. Munro, Kristina Hook, David Benyon
  72. Software for Use: A Practical Guide to the Models and Methods of UsageCentered Design Larry L. Constantine, Lucy A. D. Lockwood (2)
  73. Software Project Survival Guide Steve C McConnell
  74. Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences Geoffrey C. Bowker, Susan Leigh Star (2)
  75. The Story Factor: Secrets of Influence from the Art of Storytelling Annette Simmons
  76. Technoromanticism: Digital Narrative, Holism, and the Romance of the Real Richard Coyne
  77. The Timeless Way of Building Christopher Alexander
  78. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Malcolm Gladwell
  79. Tog on Interface Bruce Tognazzini
  80. Understanding Comics Scott McCloud (7)
  81. Usability Engineering Jakob Nielsen (6)
  82. The Usability Engineering Lifecycle: A Practitioner's Handbook for User Interface Design Deborah J. Mayhew
  83. Usability Inspection Methods Jakob Nielsen (2)
  84. Use Case Driven Object Modeling With UML: A Practical Approach Doug Rosenberg
  85. Use Cases: Requirements in Context Daryl Kulak, Eamonn Guiney
  86. User and Task Analysis for Interface Design Joann T. Hackos, Janice C. Redish (6)
  87. Visual Analogy: Consciousness as the Art of Connecting Barbara Maria Stafford
  88. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Edward R. Tufte (8)
  89. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative Edward R. Tufte (4)
  90. Visual Function : An Introduction to Information Design Paul Mijksenaar
  91. Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience Jennifer Fleming (18)
  92. The Web of Life: A New Understanding of Living Systems Fritjof Capra
  93. Web Pages That Suck: Learn Good Design by Looking at Bad Design Vincent Flanders, Michael Willis
  94. Web Project Management: Delivering Successful Commercial Web Sites Ashley Friedlein
  95. Web Security & Commerce Simson Garfinkel, Gene Spafford
  96. Web Site Engineering: Beyond Web Page Design Thomas A. Powell, David L. Jones, Dominique C. Cutts
  97. Web Site Usability Handbook Mark Pearrow (2)
  98. Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide Jared M. Spool (9)
  99. Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton (4)
  100. Webmaster in a Nutshell Stephen Spainhour, Robert Eckstein
  101. Websights: The Future of Business and Design on the Internet Steve Bodow
  102. Webworks: e-Commerce Katherine Tasheff Carlton
  103. Webworks: E-Zines Martha Gill
  104. Webworks: Navigation Ken Coupland (4)
  105. Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail Matthys Levy
  106. Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping Paco Underhill
  107. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind George Lakoff (4)
  108. Writing Effective Use Cases Alistair Cockburn