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New Book Tour for 2016

Want to host a Brain Lady keynote and/or workshop? I’ll be going on the road in 2016 for a book tour for my new book: 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People. We are looking for some

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100 MORE Things

Some of you who read my blog may know about my book 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People. The book came from a series of blog posts by a similar name that I started several years ago.

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Creative Market’s 10 Must-Read UX Books

I was thrilled to see that 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People made Creative Market’s  “10 Must-Read UX Books”.   Check out the book on Amazon if you aren’t familiar with it. Here’s the link to Amazon: 100

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Top 10 Favorite UX And Usability Books

It’s been over a year since I wrote my last Top 10 book list for Usability and UX, so I decided it’s time to update the list. Since I’m limiting the list here to 10, chances are high you have

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How To Get People To Do Stuff Book Tour

To celebrate my new book, I’m going on a book tour! I will be touring the US and Europe and speaking on the new book How to Get People to Do Stuff. If you’d like me to come speak/lead a

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Top 10 Best Usability, and UX Books You Should Read

Part of the work I do is to consult, mentor and teach how to design technology products so that they better fit how people work, think, and play. The teams I work with often ask me for my ideas on

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The Top 10 Psychology Books You Should Read

NOTE: I’ve updated this list. Go to this blog post for the newest list of Best Psychology Books. A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about my favorite psychology and usability books. Since then there have been

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Top 10 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People: #1 – People learn best in 20 minute chunks

I’m wrapping up my new book, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People (It’s available for pre-order and will ship on May 17th), so I thought I’d take some ideas from the book for some blog posts. I’ve picked

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"Bad Powerpoint Presentations Are A Serious Threat To The Global Economy"

In his TED talk, John Bohannon says that “bad powerpoint presentations are a serious threat to the global economy”. He estimates that: Each day $250,000,000  (USD) is spent on presentations, assuming each presentation is ½ hour long, with an average

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Gamestorming — An Interview With Author Dave Gray

I actually can’t remember how I came upon the book Gamestorming. I probably read a review of it on one of the blogs I regularly read. I ordered the book and started reading it right before I was going to

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