Karyn Young's Personal Library


books

WEB AND INTERFACE DESIGN
 The Design of Everyday Things (1990) (Donald Norman)
 Design Wise: A Guide for Evaluating the Interface Design of Information Resources (Alison J. Head)
 Designing the User Interface - (Ben Schneiderman)
 Designing Visual Interfaces (Kevin Mullet & Darrell Sano)
 Designing Web Usability: the Practice of Simplicity (Jakob Nielsen)
 The Inmates are Running the Asylum (Alan Cooper)
 Secrets of Successful Websites (David Siegel)
 Usability Engineering (Jakob Nielsen)
 User and Task Analysis for Interface Design (Joann Hackos and Janice Redish)

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
 Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville)
 Visual Explanations (Edward Tufte)
 Web Navigation (Jennifer Fleming)
 XML: A Manager's Guide (Kevin Dick)

DIGITAL CULTURE
 Being Digital (Nicholas Negroponte)
 Interface Culture, How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate (Steven Johnson)
 Life After Television (George Gilder)
 Telecosm (George Gilder)
 Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (Marshall McLuhan)

BUSINESS CONTEXT FOR THE WEB
 Crossing the Chasm (Geoffrey Moore)
 Customers.com (Patricia Seybold)
 Frontiers of Electronic Commerce (Ravi Kalakota)
 Innovator's Dilemma (Clayton Christensen)
 Permission Marketing (Seth Godin)

WISH LIST
 Contextual Design (Karen Holtzblatt and Hugh Beyer)
 How Buildings Learn (Stewart Brand)
 A Natural History of the Senses (Diane Ackerman)
 Writing for the Web (Crawford Kilian)

web sites

 
www.nathan.com (Nathan Shedroff) Nathan was an early inspiration and his paper "Unified Field Theory of Design" had a major influence on my career direction.

 www.useit.com (Jakob Nielsen) Jakob takes complicated usability issues and breaks them down to their essence; he provides great executive summaries on usability related topics in his Alertbox newsletter.

 www.usableweb.com The site says it all: "Usable Web is a collection of links about human factors, user interface issues, and usable design specific to the World Wide Web".

 www.creativegood.com There's usually some interesting research here.

 www.webreview.com As the site says: "cross-training for Web teams". There are sections on authoring, design, development, e-commerce, multimedia and backend.

 www.webmonkey.com Another source of information for Web teams.