Books You Plan to Read (Question 5)

July 18, 2001

We asked respondents:

"Which books will you read during the next year that are relevant to Information Architecture?"
Respondents could enter as many book titles as they wished. They mentioned 65 titles that are listed in Amazon.com; numbers in parentheses indicate multiple responses for a particular book.

Top Thirteen Titles Mentioned

  1. Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability Steve Krug (8)
  2. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How To Restore The Sanity Alan Cooper (8)
  3. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind George Lakoff (5)
  4. The Order of Things: How Everything in the World Is Organized into Hierarchies, Structures & Pecking Orders Barbara Ann Kipfer (5)
  5. Understanding Comics Scott McCloud (5)
  6. User and Task Analysis for Interface Design Joann T. Hackos, Janice C. Redish (5)
  7. About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design Alan Cooper (4)
  8. The Art & Science of Web Design Jeff Veen (4)
  9. The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman (4)
  10. Information Anxiety 2 David Sume, Loring Leifer, Richard Saul Wurman (4)
  11. Information Architects Richard Saul Wurman (4)
  12. The Social Life of Information John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid (4)
  13. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Edward R. Tufte (4)

Complete List by Title

  1. About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design Alan Cooper (4)
  2. Applying Use Cases: A Practical Guide Geri Schneider, Jason P. Winters
  3. The Art & Science of Web Design Jeff Veen (4)
  4. Building Enterprise Information Architecture: Reengineering Information SystemsMelissa A. Cook
  5. Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction Lois Mai Chan
  6. Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century Pat Kirkham
  7. Contextual Design: A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems Designs Hugh Beyer, Karen Holtzblatt (3)
  8. Customer Connection: Quality for the Rest of Us John Guaspari
  9. Customers.com: How to Create A Profitable Business Strategy for the Internet & Beyond Patricia B. Seybold
  10. The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman (4)
  11. Designing Business : Multiple Media, Multiple Disciplines Clement Mok
  12. Designing Easy-to-use Web Sites: A Hands-on Approach to Structuring Successful Websites Vanessa Donnelly
  13. Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor Richard Coyne
  14. Designing Visual Interfaces: Communication Oriented Techniques Kevin Mullet, Darrell Sano (2)
  15. Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity Jakob Nielsen (2)
  16. Developing SGML DTDs: From Text to Model to Markup Eve Maler, Jeanne El Andaloussi
  17. Digerati: Encounters With the Cyber Elite John Brockman
  18. Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability Steve Krug (8)
  19. Envisioning Information Edward R. Tufte (2)
  20. Experience Design Nathan Shedroff (2)
  21. Homepage Usability: 55 Websites Deconstructed Jakob Nielsen, Marie Tahir (2)
  22. How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built Stewart Brand
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  24. The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems Jef Raskin (2)
  25. In the Beginning... Was the Command Line Neal Stephenson
  26. Information Anxiety 2 David Sume, Loring Leifer, Richard Saul Wurman (4)
  27. Information Architects Richard Saul Wurman (4)
  28. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville (3)
  29. Information Design Robert E. Jacobson, Richard Saul Wurman (2)
  30. Information Graphics: Innovative Solutions in Contemporary Design Peter Wildbur, Michael Burke
  31. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How To Restore The Sanity Alan Cooper (8)
  32. Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate Steven Johnson
  33. International User Interfaces Jakob Nielsen
  34. Internet Dreams: Archetypes, Myths, and Metaphors Mark J. Stefik, Vinton G. Cerf
  35. Living on the Fault Line: Managing for Shareholder Value in the Age of the Internet Geoffrey A. Moore
  36. Mail and Internet Surveys: The Tailored Design Method Don A. Dillman
  37. Managing Software Requirements: A Unified Approach Dean Leffingwell, Don Widrig, Edward Yourdon
  38. The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places Byron Reeves, Clifford Nass
  39. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
  40. Notes on the Synthesis of Form Christopher W. Alexander
  41. Organizational Learning II: Theory, Method, and Practice Chris Argyris, Donald A. Schon
  42. Organizing Knowledge: An Introduction to Managing Access to Information Jennifer Rowley, John Farrow
  43. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word Walter J. Ong
  44. The Order of Things: How Everything in the World Is Organized into Hierarchies, Structures & Pecking Orders Barbara Ann Kipfer (5)
  45. A Pattern Language: Towns, Building, Construction Christopher Alexander
  46. The Politics of Usability: A Practical Guide to Designing Usable Systems in Industry Lesley Trenner, Joanna Bawa
  47. Practical Information Architecture: A Hands-On Approach to Structuring Successful Websites Eric L. Reiss
  48. Practical Internet Groupware Jon Udell
  49. Reinventing Comics Scott McCloud
  50. The Social Life of Information John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid (4)
  51. Software for Use: A Practical Guide to the Models and Methods of UsageCentered Design Larry L. Constantine, Lucy A. D. Lockwood
  52. Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions Gary Klein
  53. Standards for Online Communication Joann T. Hackos, Dawn M. Stevens
  54. Thesaurus Construction and Use: A Practical Manual Jean Aitchison, Alan Gilchrist, David Bawden
  55. The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution John Brockman
  56. Understanding Comics Scott McCloud (5)
  57. User and Task Analysis for Interface Design Joann T. Hackos, Janice C. Redish (5)
  58. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Edward R. Tufte (4)
  59. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative Edward R. Tufte (2)
  60. Web Accessibility for People With Disabilities Michael G. Paciello, Mike Paciello
  61. Web Navigation: Designing the User Experience Jennifer Fleming
  62. Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide Jared M. Spool
  63. Webworks: Navigation Ken Coupland
  64. Web Redesign: Workflow That Works Kelly Goto, Emily Cotler
  65. Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping Paco Underhill (2)
  66. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind George Lakoff (5)