We're very excited to announce that Rosenfeld Media is developing a new title, Designing for Care: The design disciplines as critical healthcare professions. Informatics designer Peter Jones of Redesign Research, author of Team Design, and an expert on the intersection of design and healthcare, is writing this book. It will be our first industry "vertical" UX book, and we can't imagine a more important (or ambitious!) place to start than healthcare.
No problem: purchase a subscription to OptimalSort, one of the leading card sorting applications. A 30 or 90 day subscription includes Donna Spencer's Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories in PDF format; an annual subscription nets you the lovely paperback edition as well. Here are the details, and more information on OptimalSort.
As part of our Future Practice webinar series, we're interviewing presenters to give you a preview of what they'll cover. Next up is Jim Kalbach on The Principles of Web Navigation: Advanced Design Techniques. A librarian by background, Jim is perhaps best known for his O'Reilly book, Designing Web Navigation.
We've been huge fans of the growing UX Book Club movement ever since it was a twinkle in Steve Baty's and Andrew Boyd's eyes. In a few months, about 60 clubs have cropped up in locations all around the world (is there one in your area? if not, start one; it's easy). Just this month, there are over 20 meetings, from Auckland to Warsaw.
If you're an organizer, here's how Rosenfeld Media can help: