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Erika Hall is the co-founder and Director of Strategy at Mule. She has advocated for the importance of evidence-based design and strong language since the late 20th century. This represents decades of fisticuffs. Her consulting practice focuses on helping organizations make better, more evidence-based decisions.
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Producing Politics
Inside the Exclusive Campaign World Where the Privileged Few Shape Politics for All of Us
Daniel Laurison - 2022-06-14
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The first book to uncover the hidden and powerful role campaign professionals play in shaping American democracy by delving into the exclusive world of politicos through off-the-record interviewsWe may think we know our politicians, but we know very little about the people who create them. Producing Politics will change the way we think about our c...
Erika Hall
As we head into the finale of election season, I strongly recommend the @Daniel_Laurison book Producing Politics.      source
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When Strangers Meet
How People You Don't Know Can Transform You (TED Books)
Kio Stark - 2016-09-13
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Discover the unexpected pleasures and exciting possibilities of talking to people you don’t know—how these beautiful interruptions can change you, and the world we share.When Strangers Meet argues for the pleasures and transformative possibilities of talking to people you don’t know. Our lives are increasingly insular. We are in a hurry, our heads ...
Erika Hall
If you would like to read a book that is *actually* about the benefits of talking to strangers. Get this one: (Kio also wrote the foreword to JER 2nd ed)      source
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Trees in Paradise
A California History
Jared Farmer - 2013-10-28
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California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It s the work of history. In the years after the Gold Rush, American settlers remade the California landscape, harnessing nature to their vision of the good life. Horticulturists, boosters, and civic reformers began t...
Erika Hall
This is a great book. The first chapter is giant sequoias, white supremacy, extractive capitalism, and spectacle. And a small colony of socialists.      source
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Research Practice
Perspectives from UX researchers in a changing field
Gregg Bernstein - 2021-01-14
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While other research books offer standard operating procedures, this book provides something more durable in the real world. It's a practical field guide that will give you the encouragement to get started, no matter what your background.-Aarron WalterThis book is not an argument for doing user research. Nor is it a tutorial or toolkit for common m...
Erika Hall
Tell everyone to buy this book!      source
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Baking Illustrated
A Best Recipe Classic
Cook'S Illustrated Magazine Editors - 2004-03-01
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Packed with 375 recipes, more than 150 4-color photos and 400 illustrations, Baking Illustrated brings you inside America's Test Kitchen, where the Test cooks and Editors have exhaustively examined every ingredient, technique and piece of equipment that is critical to your baking success. Packed with 375 recipes, more than 150 4-color photos and 40...
Erika Hall
@lauraklein I feel like I must have, since I have Baking Illustrated, which is a fantastic book if you don't have it. I'll do that.      source
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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Ha-Joon Chang - 2012-01-24 (first published in 2010)
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The acclaimed Ha-Joon Chang is a voice of sanity-and wit-in this lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists have spun since the Age of Reagan. 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism uses twenty-three short essays (a few great example...
Erika Hall
You should all definitely read this book.      source
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Great Empresses and Queens Paper Dolls in Full Color
Tom Tierney - 1982-05-01
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Sixteen full-color, accurately costumed paper dolls recapture the magnificent dress and regal bearing of Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Grace Kelly, and 13 other royal women. 16 additional costumes. Notes....
Erika Hall
I was radicalized by this paper doll book as a child:      source
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Design Is Storytelling
Ellen Lupton - 2017-11-20
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Ellen Lupton, award-winning author of Thinking with Type and How Posters Work, demonstrates how storytelling shapes great designGood design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is a playbook for creative thinking, showing designers how to use storytelling techniques to create satisfyi...
Erika Hall
@erinlynnyoung @halvorson I mean, @kimgoodwin's "Designing for the Digital Age" is THE essential text. @ellenLupton "Design is Storytelling" is fantastic and economical.      source
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Designing for the Digital Age
How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services
Kim Goodwin - 2009-03-02
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Whether you're designing consumer electronics, medical devices, enterprise Web apps, or new ways to check out at the supermarket, today's digitally-enabled products and services provide both great opportunities to deliver compelling user experiences and great risks of driving your customers crazy with complicated, confusing technology. Designing su...
Erika Hall
@erinlynnyoung @halvorson I mean, @kimgoodwin's "Designing for the Digital Age" is THE essential text. @ellenLupton "Design is Storytelling" is fantastic and economical.      source
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Implementing Value Pricing
A Radical Business Model for Professional Firms
Ronald J. Baker - 2010-12-27
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Praise for "Implementing Value Pricing: A Radical Business Model for Professional Firms""Ron Baker is the most prolific and best writer when it comes to pricing services. This is a must-read for executives and partners in small to large firms. Ron provides the basics, the advanced ideas, the workbooks, the case studies--everything. This is a must-h...
Erika Hall
This is a book I foist on everyone. Way more fun to read than it looks, plus it has personal utility to designers and any other service provider: Thinking about the rational for pricing services is a great place to start.      source
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Invisible Women
Caroline Criado Perez - 2019-03-12
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