I don't read as much as I'd like, but when I do... I take notes. I do this mostly so I can go back and reference the interesting ideas, approaches, or author insights. Each set of notes below relates to at least one of the areas of my expertise:

  • Visual Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Programming/Engineering

Until recently these notes were locked up in my sketchbooks, but I decided to finally push them live for easier reference. As a side effect you can get a taste of what I enjoy reading and/or extract valuable nuggets in a fraction of the time compared to reading the book. That said, I recommend reading each if you have the time.

Finished Books/Videos

In Process (still in my sketchbooks)

  • But How Do It Know? by J. Clark Scott
  • Microinteractions - Designing with Details by Dan Saffer
  • A Beginner's Buide to Constructing the Universe by Michael S. Schneider
  • Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Simple Rules by Sull & Eisenhardt
  • Learning JavaScript Design Patterns by Addy Osmani
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  • The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read