Welcome to UX Book Club Sydney
Our next book is Designing with the Mind in Mind by Jeff Johnson:
In this completely updated and revised edition of Designing with the Mind in Mind, Jeff Johnson provides you with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that user interface (UI) design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list or rules to follow.
Early UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, and developed UI design rules based on it. But as the field has evolved since the first edition of this book, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them.
In this new edition, you'll find new chapters on human choice and decision making, hand-eye coordination and attention, as well as new examples, figures, and explanations throughout.
We're still working on a sponsor and location. The meetup will be in March and details are TBD.
What is it all about?
Between 15 and 30 people turn up every two months to discuss a book about user experience design. It is a fun, friendly and relaxed event where you can meet other people working in the industry. The books are mostly about pure UX but sometimes we have a little fun and read something that relates to design but is not just about design.
There are heaps of meetups about UX - the bookclub is special because we get to slow things down a little and talk with each other.