Over the course of our discussion board's existence, one of the boards that has remained the most popular is our "What Are You Reading" feed (which you should definitely check out if you have never seen it before).
Before the holidays, we thought it might be appropriate to peruse through this list again to pull out some good book choices for gifts—maybe it's something for you, for a work colleague, or a loved one interested in design.
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"Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut
"I just finished "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut. It was a pretty interesting story about a dystopian future where pretty much all jobs have been automated and the New World is being run by engineers. The fact that it was written in 1952 blows my mind.
Highly recommend it to all you ID-ers/manufacturers out there"- amunta
After reading "Breaking In: Product Design" (another great read) it seemed that everyone agreed that designers are asked to think in systems, at which I nodded my head enthusiastically (gotta think in those systems), but later realized I am not even sure about the correct definition of a system, so I got what I was expecting to be a boring dry inscrutable book, instead it is one of those few books that grab an extremely complex subject and make it interesting and easy to read. - KenoLeon