UX Reading Group

One of the things we’ve suggested doing in the UX WG was a reading group.

I suggested we read https://www.tragicdesign.com. I have a copy. Would anyone else be interested in reading it, together, and then commenting on it? I’m not sure of the best way to do that.

I won’t be able to meet up until June, but perhaps that would give us time to order it and read some of it before staging the first discussion.


Totally up for this! I think June is perfect timing for us to order and read it. Who else is in?

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if maybe it was more like - read chapters 1-3 then i would definitely be up for it.


That works for me! How about we set up a meeting at the end of the first week of June, to review chapters 1-3?

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Sure - let me take that meeting action from you since you’re vacationing :wink:

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Made a whenisgood for June!


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Excellent! I just put in my availability

I love the idea. We should highlight this in the Slack and in today’s meeting. I wonder if anyone in the Open Source Design community would be interested in participating in this reading group just because of the overlap of interests too.

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Okay! looks like the best date is in early June!

We’re looking at these time (in UK BST time):

@RichardLitt any preference?

Tuesday at 3pm on the 8th works best for me. :slight_smile:

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Works for me! (adding chars to exceed 20!)

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Great! I’ve made a calendar invite that if you want me to send out I can but also I suggest we use https://meet.jit.si/opensourcedesign and hang out there on June 8th at 15.00 UK BST time // 10.00 East Coast USA EDT // 07.00 West Coast USA PST!

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Go ahead and send that, if you could! :slight_smile:

Invite for the book club meeting next week?

I think I made the calendar invite public now: https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=XzZvcDNpZTFpODhzajJiYTI2aDFqY2I5azZwMTRhYjlvOGdvajBiYTI3MHJqYWNwajZsMms4aGEzODQgZXJpb2xkb2VzZGVzaWduQG0&tmsrc=erioldoesdesign%40gmail.com

So we had our first meeting of the UX book club today (yay!) and we’ll continue with monthly drop-in sessions at the same time: The second Tuesday of the month at 15.00 BST.

Here’s the published calendar event for the book club: https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=M2djN29wMWlnbzJzbWppMG02czlmMjd2MTBfMjAyMTA3MTNUMTQwMDAwWiBlcmlvbGRvZXNkZXNpZ25AbQ&tmsrc=erioldoesdesign%40gmail.com&scp=ALL

Just to note we were all at different places in the book, we were between 0-6 chapters so we had a nice casual chat about our thoughts about what we’ve currently read with kindness and understanding :smiley:

The further books that were suggested could be part of the club are:

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The next Sustain Design & UX book club meeting is

Tuesday, July 13⋅15:00 – 16:00 UK Time BST

This happens monthly on the second Tuesday of every month. We meet on the Open Source Design Jitsi room: https://meet.jit.si/opensourcedesign

Link to the published event


I can’t seem to find the published event that is linked; is it public? Could you invite richard at burntfen.com so that I can add it to the Sustain calendar? Thank you.

I won’t be able to host the sustain design & UX book club today. I’m in a very small rural town with awful internet :frowning:

Oh no! Do you want us to postpone until next week? I want you to be there!