I have recently finished reading The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity, by Alan Cooper. It is a book about user experience and interaction design. About why it is so important, why most people in the industry of software development don’t pay attention to it, and the consequences of that. It is a superb reading I totally recommend.

I think this book is much better than About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design, also by Cooper. With this last one, my expectations were very high but weren’t completely fulfilled (I think a 40% percent of the book was avoidable). But each page of The inmates’ contains a lot of thoughts you can learn from. With many sentences I found myself thinking: ‘that’s totally obvious’ but I hadn’t stopped to think about it until I read this.’ And that’s exactly my favorite reaction when I am reading a technical book.