UXCamp Ottawa is “a one-day conference focusing on the topic of user experience”. It was held in on the University of Ottawa campus on November 5th, 2011.
During the sessions, several of the speakers and participants recommended books on the topic they were speaking about. Here are the ones that I noted:
- Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
- Here is the bestselling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries. Crossing the Chasm has become the bible for brining cutting-edge products to progressively larger markets. This revised and updated edition provides new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing, with special emphasis on the Internet. It’s essential reading for anyone with a stake in the world’s most exciting marketplace.
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Dan Pink
Most of us believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, Daniel H. Pink says in, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, his provocative and persuasive new book. The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.(from danpink.com)
- Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems by Steve Krug
- This book was recommended reading for anyone looking at getting into usability testing
- Remote Research: Real Users, Real Time, Real Research By Nate Bolt & Tony Tulathimutte
Remote studies allow you to recruit subjects quickly, cheaply, and immediately, and give you the opportunity to observe users as they behave naturally in their own environment. In Remote Research, Nate Bolt and Tony Tulathimutte teach you how to design and conduct remote research studies, top to bottom, with little more than a phone and a laptop.(from rosenfeldmedia.com)
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