Category Archives: Bookshelf

Books read in 2018

Nonfiction

Changing Things: The Future of Objects in a Digital World. Johan Redström and Heather Wiltse.
• Staying with the Trouble through Design: Critical-feminist Design of Intimate Technology. Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard.
Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Donna J. Haraway.
Design Things. Thomas Binder, Giorgio De Michelis, Pelle Ehn, Giulio Jacucci, Per Linde and Ina Wagner.
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built. Stewart Brand.
On Trails: An Exploration. Robert Moor.
The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels. Jon Meacham.
The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste. Rose George.
Designerly Ways of Knowing. Nigel Cross.
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies. Jared Diamond.
Humanistic HCI. Jeffrey Bardzell and Shaowen Bardzell.
Crafting Experience: Designing Digital Musical Instruments for Long-Term Use in Artistic Practice. Ludvig Elblaus.
Making Design Theory. Johan Redström.
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. Virginia Eubanks.
Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema. David A. Kirby.
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. Matthew Walker.
Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing. Harvey Molotch and Laura Noren.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Susan Cain.
Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions. Lucy Suchman.
Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy. Richard E. Ocejo.
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less. Richard Koch.
Machine Learners: Archaeology of a Data Practice. Adrian Mackenzie.
Weapons of Math Destruction. Cathy O’Neil.
Technology as Experience. John McCarthy and Peter Wright.
Making Preciousness: Interaction Design Through Studio Crafts. Vasiliki Tsaknaki.

Literary Nonfiction

French Children Don’t Throw Food. Pamela Druckerman.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia. Michael Booth.
Outline. Rachel Cusk.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Bill Bryson.
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel. Rolf Potts.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Christopher McDougall.
Tuesdays with Morrie. Mitch Albom.
Walden: Civil Disobedience. Henry David Thoreau.

Fiction

Cowboys Are My Weakness. Pam Houston.
Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste Ng.
Where the Crawdads Sing. Delia Owens.
The Summer Book. Tove Jansson.
Dubliners. James Joyce.
The Night Circus. Erin Morgenstern.
12 Short Stories: A Key to the Georgian Mentality. Archil Khantadze.
The Nightingale. Kristin Hannah.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Gail Honeyman.
All the Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr.
Rules of Civility. Amor Towles.
Small Great Things. Jodi Picoult.

Books read in 2017

38. A Gentleman in Moscow. Amor Towles.
37. The Destructives. Matthew De Abaitua.
36. Higher education meets private use of social media technologies: An explorative study of students’ use. Pernilla Josefsson (thesis).
35. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Robert D. Putnam.
34. Geography of Home: Writings on Where We Live. Akiko Busch.
33. The Stuff of Bits: An Essay on the Materialities of Information. Paul Dourish.
32. Art as Experience. John Dewey.
31. Things That Keep Us Busy: The Elements of Interaction. Lars-Erik Janlert & Erik Stolterman.
30. The Alice Network: A Novel. Kate Quinn.
29. Before We Were Yours. Lisa Wingate.
28. About Face 3. Alan Cooper.
27. Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy. David A. Mindell.
26. Norse Mythology. Neil Gaiman.
25. Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic. Esther Perel.
24. Wanderlust: A History of Walking. Rebecca Solnit.
23. Studying Those who Study Us: An Anthropologist in the World of Artificial Intelligence. Diana E. Forsythe.
22. The Handmaid’s Tale. Margaret Atwood.
21. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Mary Roach.
20. A Man Called Ove. Fredrik Backman.
19. The Circle. Dave Eggers.
18. Problems of Knowledge: A Critical Introduction to Epistemology. Michael Williams.
17. Alone Together. Sherry Turkle.
16. Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology. Susan Kozel.
15. Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence – and Where It’s Taking Us Next. Luke Dormehl.
14. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Yuval Noah Harari.
13. The Design of Implicit Interactions. Wendy Ju (thesis).
12. Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom. Ilpo Kalevi Koskinen, Johan Redstrom, John Zimmerman, Stephan Wensveen, and Thomas Binder.
11. The Goldfinch. Donna Tartt.
10. Telling About Society. Howard Becker.
9. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman.
8. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry. Albert Borgmann.
7. Who Moved My Cheese?. Spencer Johnson.
6. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. Donald Schön.
5. Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck.
4. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. Mason Currey.
3. Sciences of the Artificial. Herbert A. Simon.
2. Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices. Dan Saffer.
1. Obfuscation. Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum.