Now available: Design for Impact by Erin Weigel

Now on sale: Lisa Welchman’s Managing Chaos

02/19/2015

In design circles, it’s becoming as common to discuss organizational behavior as it is responsive design. This isn’t surprising; designers find their efforts continually crashing into walls of misaligned goals and, at times, vicious politics. And decision-makers are suffering too; if they can’t get their people and resources pointed in the same direction, their organizations can be damaged beyond repair.

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So we’re glad to present our 23rd title, Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design. It’s the “not a UX book” that UX people should read—as should their bosses. Because, as Peter Morville says, “You can’t get user experience right if your governance model is wrong.”

We’re also thrilled that were finally able to convince Lisa Welchman to write about her work. She’s been tackling governance issues for her entire career, and now is the perfect time for her book to debut, as designers care more about governance and decision-makers are grasping for ways to get better returns on their design investments.

As with all of our books, Managing Chaos is available in a loverly paperback and four DRM-free digital versions (PDF, MOBI, ePUB, and DAISY). Purchase it directly from us, or O’Reilly or Amazon.