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Peter Morville is president of Semantic Studios, an information architecture and findability consulting firm. He may be best known as an influential figure and "founding father" of information architecture, having coauthored the best-selling book in the discipline, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web.
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How Buildings Learn
What Happens After They're Built
Stewart Brand - 1995-09-30 (first published in 1994)
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Buildings have often been studied whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the co...
Peter Morville
@prfloriano What a wonderful book, enjoy!      source
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Gender Queer
A Memoir
Maia Kobabe - 2019-05-28
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In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, whic...
Peter Morville
I bought Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe because it was the #1 most banned and challenged book of 2021. But I read it in one sitting because it's really good.      source
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The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow - 2020-05-12 (first published in 2019)
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In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate th...
Peter Morville
You had me at temerarious. Thank you @cwodtke for recommending this delightful book by @AlixEHarrow      source
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Billy Summers
Stephen King - 2021-08-03
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Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in the world, a decorated Iraq war vet, a Houdini when it comes to vanishing after the job is done. So...
Peter Morville
I've been enjoying books by @StephenKing for over 35 years, and Billy Summers is one of the best.      source
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Sand Talk
How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
Tyson Yunkaporta - 2020-05-12 (first published in 2019)
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A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability—and offers a new template for living.As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual...
Peter Morville
Of all the books I’ve read in the past year or so, Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta is one of my favorites. It’s about indigenous knowledge systems.      source
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Content Everywhere
Strategy and Structure for Future-Ready Content
Sara Wachter-Boettcher - 2012-12-11
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Care about content? Better copy isn't enough. As devices and channels multiply--and as users expect to relate, share, and shift information quickly--we need content that can go more places, more easily. Content Everywhere will help you stop creating fixed, single-purpose content and start making it more future-ready, flexible, reusable, manageable,...
Peter Morville
Content Everywhere by @sara_ann_marie is the most useful book about content strategy and IA and UX that I've read in a long time.      source