editorial

The Designer’s Review of Books has a new Editor – Dominic Flask

Newly minted Editor, Dominic Flask, surveys his kingdom. Or visits a gallery. Regular readers will know that they haven’t had all that much to regularly read recently. I started The Designer’s Review of Books as a labour of love a few years ago, but a combination of writing my own book, having a young child […]

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Turning Off Comments

Photo: Marc Wathieu on Flickr. Over the past year or so I’ve been getting a pretty high spam to real comment ratio on The Designer’s Review of Books, some of which are attempts to hack the blog install. So, in line with quite a few others, I have decided to turn off comments on the […]

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40% off Rosenfeld Media books until Friday 16th Dec

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I don’t often plug products and services on The Designer’s Review of Books, but this one is too good to miss and from my publisher, the excellent Rosenfeld Media who publish “short, practical, and useful books and webinars on user experience design.” From today until the end of Friday 16th December, Rosenfeld Media are offering […]

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Seeking Contributors for the DRoB

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I could use some help. When I started the Designer’s Review of Books, I had a bit of time on my hands and managed to keep a steady flow of weekly reviews. I have been helped along the way by some generous guest reviewers and to them I am very grateful. However, since starting a […]

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[Sponsor] An Event Apart San Francisco

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My thanks to An Event Apart San Francisco for sponsoring The Designer’s Review of Books again through October. The list of speakers is long, but Dave Shea‘s They’re Letting Designers Code Now? and Facebook’s Product Design Manager Julie Zhuo on Design Lessons From 300 Million look particularly provocative. If you’d like to sponsor The Designer’s […]

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19 Books for Core77′s Hack2Work

I did a bit of moonlighting for Core77′s Hack2Work event, which is a collection of essential tips and tricks for the design professional. My contribution is a fairly arbitrary selection of 19 Books Every Design Professional Should Own. The list could be much, much longer (and we will be reviewing the new Lawrence King publication, […]

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[Sponsor] An Event Apart Chigago

My thanks to An Event Apart – Chicago for sponsoring The Designer’s Review of Books this month, especially with Design Disasters being the major post of the month. Like the other AEA events, the line up is looking pretty impressive. If you are interested in sponsoring The Designer’s Review of Books there are spaces available […]

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Thank you, An Event Apart

Thank you to An Event Apart Seattle who have sponsored The Designer’s Review of Books throughout March. If you enjoyed the review of Luke Wroblewski’s Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks you can see him live there along with Jared Spool, the man Zeldman, Eric Meyer (who looks slightly shocked in his photo) and […]

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How do you like it?

Eggs. Everyone likes them different and each of us eats them in a certain way, just like blogs. Okay, so you don’t fry blogs, but humour me with the metaphor for a moment. The Designer’s Review of Books has been running for a few months now and I am very grateful for all the readers […]

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Designer’s Review of Books Canadian Store?

It’s clear from my Mint server logs that The Designer’s Review of Books has a few visitors from Canada. So I have a question for you – would you like me to set up a Canadian Amazon Store, which would also include the relevant links at the bottom of reviews? I ask because Amazon’s affiliate […]

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