Designing the Obvious is my new best friend

Mon, Apr 21, 2008

Simplicity Rules

If I were to write a book, I’d want it to be exactly like Designing the Obvious. Robert Hoekman, Jr., has written an excellent guide to creating sites and applications that keep both developer and user sane.

Designing the Obvious books - autographed

This book is so good, I’d like to give you an autographed copy. Since I only have three to give, I’ll draw random names from those who comment on this post and the upcoming posts about Designing the Obvious.

Over the next several days, I’ll be writing a series about some of my favorite simplicity lessons from the book:

If you are impatient, or want to experience the full punch packed into Designing the Obvious, you can buy the book at Amazon.

12 Comments For This Post

  1. Jmartens Says:

    Hook a brotha up! That enoughto be in the drawing?

  2. Adam Says:

    Ha! Yes, that’s sufficient. I hope you’ll return over the next few days and let me know what you think of the concepts.

  3. Jmartens Says:

    you bet. Just checked out our DuVinci site and will contact you about a project as well!

  4. Joanna Says:

    hey, hey, hey, pick me please! 🙂 This sounds like a very cool book!

  5. Cliff Says:

    Such a great resource. I’ll opt out of the drawing since I have the book, but just want to say I’m really looking forward to your take on it.

  6. Don Park Says:

    i “simply” request a copy of this fine-sounding resource.

  7. Toby Lucich Says:

    Great idea Adam. Autographed books carry an extra level of ‘cool’ to them, and giving them away is very generous.

  8. Bubna Says:

    Me like books. 🙂

  9. David Frey Says:

    I’m sorry Adam, I may not be able to wait for your drawing. This book looks right up my alley and worthy of immediate purchase.

  10. Brian Purkiss Says:

    I’m in!
    That looks like a great book!

  11. Jean Marie Says:

    Ooooh – pick me, pick me!!!

  12. Jacob Reiff Says:

    Already own/have read the book, am definitely interested in hearing your take. I got quite a bit out of it.

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