These are some books I have mentioned in my articles, and the articles in which I have mentioned them. These are not all the books I have read; indeed I have not read all of them. These are also not recommendations per se; the only criterion for inclusion is that they showed up in the text somewhere. This list is automatically generated, and sorted alphabetically by title.

A

About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design

By:
  • Alan Cooper
  • Robert Reimann

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

By:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Referenced by:
Life After Forecasting
Paying it Forward
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

B

Beautiful Evidence

By:
Edward R. Tufte
Referenced by:
Key Continuity for Kindergarteners

The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems (Center for Environmental Structure)

By:
Christopher Alexander
Referenced by:
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto)

By:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Referenced by:
La Forme de Flâner
Paying it Forward
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation
“Adversary Experience” Design

C

Cognition in the Wild (MIT Press)

By:
Edwin Hutchins
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation
What A Difference A Week Makes

Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature

By:
Espen J. Aarseth
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture
No Longer No Sense of an Ending

The Collapse of Globalism: And the Reinvention of the World

By:
John Ralston Saul
Referenced by:
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

D

Don't Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything

By:
Kio Stark
Referenced by:
I am in a Book

The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist

By:
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Referenced by:
Pronoun Policy

The Design of Everyday Things

By:
Donald A. Norman

The Doubter's Companion: A Dictionary of Agressive Common Sense

By:
John Ralston Saul
Referenced by:
Am I a Technologist?

E

The Elements of Typographic Style

By:
Robert Bringhurst

F

Frankenstein: Or the Modern Prometheus - The 1818 Text

By:
Mary Shelley
Referenced by:
Frankenstein's Monster, Technological Artifact

G

Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture

By:
Douglas Coupland
Referenced by:
Generation Liminal

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

By:
David Allen
Referenced by:
An Archimedean Bath
Maintenance Work is Important Too

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

By:
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

H

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

By:
Stewart Brand
Referenced by:
Shearing Layers Applied to the Web

How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library)

By:
G. Polya
Referenced by:
Deliverables, Simple and Complex
Notes from Pecha Kucha

I

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity

By:
Alan Cooper
Referenced by:
Information Architecture Institute: Theory of the Business
Notes from Pecha Kucha
Reluctant Management Consultant

L

Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back

By:
Douglas Rushkoff
Referenced by:
Money-for-Opus (and the Bits for Free)

M

Maeda @ Media

By:
John Maeda
Referenced by:
An Early Iteration on Iteration

Management Rev Ed

By:
Peter F. Drucker
Referenced by:
From the Edges of the Universe to Neighbouring Nanometres
Notes from Pecha Kucha

The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Television, and New Media Like Real People and Places (CSLI Lecture Notes S)

By:
  • Byron Reeves
  • Clifford Nass

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

By:
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Referenced by:
Agile as Trauma
Demonstrate This
Expedient Desirable Product
Lowering the Risk of Web Development
Notes from Pecha Kucha
The Principle of One Degree

N

Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks)

By:
Christopher Alexander
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture
Life After Forecasting
Moving Society Past Information Hegemony
Navigation by Shibboleth
No Longer No Sense of an Ending
Notes from Pecha Kucha
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

The Nature of Order: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, Book 1 - The Phenomenon of Life (Center for Environmental Structure, Vol. 9)

By:
Christopher Alexander

O

The Oregon Experiment (Center for Environmental Structure)

By:
Christopher Alexander
Referenced by:
Agile as Trauma

P

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure)

By:
  • Christopher Alexander
  • Sara Ishikawa
  • Murray Silverstein
  • Max Jacobson
  • Ingrid Fiksdahl-King
  • Shlomo Angel
Referenced by:
Fifteen Properties Through an Information-Theoretic Lens
Moving Society Past Information Hegemony

Perl Best Practices: Standards and Styles for Developing Maintainable Code

By:
Damian Conway

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

By:
Dan Ariely
Referenced by:
Biconditionalism and Teratology

The Pattern On The Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work (Science Masters Series)

By:
Danny Hillis

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

By:
Alain De Botton
Referenced by:
Wants and Needs

R

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

By:
Jane McGonigal
Referenced by:
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

S

Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

By:
James C. Scott
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies)

By:
Bill Buxton
Referenced by:
An Early Iteration on Iteration
La Forme de Flâner
People, Rather than Features, are the Largest Common Factor

The Sciences of the Artificial - 3rd Edition

By:
Herbert A. Simon
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture
La Forme de Flâner
Like Bringing a Gantt Chart to a Casino
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation
What A Difference A Week Makes

T

Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes In The Age Of The Machine (William Patrick Book)

By:
Donald A. Norman
Referenced by:
The ROI of a Solved Problem
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview

By:
Umeek E. Richard Atleo

U

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

By:
Marshall McLuhan
With:
Lewis H. Lapham
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture
No User-Serviceable Parts Inside
Tenuously Connected Meditations on Innovation, et cetera

V

The Vision Revolution: How the Latest Research Overturns Everything We Thought We Knew About Human Vision

By:
Mark Changizi
Referenced by:
Key Continuity for Kindergarteners

Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West

By:
John Ralston Saul
Referenced by:
Moving Society Past Information Hegemony
Scientia Potentia Est
Toward a Theory of Design as Computation

W

The Wealth of Nations (Modern Library)

By:
Adam Smith
Referenced by:
Profit as an Information Gap
The Purpose of Business is Profit?

What Do People Do All Day?

By:
Richard Scarry
Referenced by:
Demonstrate This

Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind

By:
George Lakoff
Referenced by:
IA Summit 2017: Intentionally Intensional Information Architecture