Content Strategy for the Web (2e) by by
A comprehensive and easy-to-read book about building content strategies for the web. Useful for communications professionals and web content managers alike.
Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited, by Steve Krug
“Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.” Amazon
The Shallows, by Nicholas Carr
The New York Times called this essential reading for the Internet age, and it’s hard to disagree. Nicholas Carr is the journalist who wrote the now (in)famous article in The Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” but he goes so much farther with this book. He examines the question of if we’re sacrificing the ability to read deeply and to concentrate, for the convenience of the web.
Much of the content from my lectures on understanding perception and using principles those principles to create graphics come from this excellent text. It’s a beautifully illustrated book too!