Mar 22, 2011
There’re some great news we’d liked to share.
We are giving away 3 promo codes to DaisyDisk. Nah… Boring… We are giving away 5 $10 iTunes cards… so you can download some annoying tunes…
Seen this stuff a million times, no cool. Let’s try something different.
This week we are celebrating the successful start of DaisyDisk 2 by giving away 12
great great books. Most of these have already become live classics and well worth reading by just any person interested in design, data visualization and building software. Almost $500 for us — priceless knowledge for you.
Let’s see what’s in:
- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, Visual Explanations by Edward Tufte. The best design books ever. Period.
- Now You See It by Stephen Few and
The Wall Street JournalGuide to Information Graphics by Dona Wong. While not as mind-blowing as Tufte’s books these are worth reading for any person interested in information visualization.
- About Face 3 and Designing for the Digital Age by Alan Cooper and Kim Goodwin — essential reading for every interaction designer or software developer.
- Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge, one the most inspiring books we’ve ever read. Great stories behind cult products like Mac, computer mouse or PalmPilot.
- Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Norman. The name is quite self-explanatory. What we can add is that it seriously affects the way you’ll start looking at things after reading it.
- Rework and Getting Real by 37signals, an icy shower for startupers and beginning software developers. Two of the few books about business that won’t make you asleep.
- Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps. An essential book for iOS developers.
Not bad, huh?
Any of these books can be yours, no matter if you are in New York, Munich or Moscow. Refer to this article on MacStories for details.
Why are we doing this? We’re surely promoting our software, DaisyDisk, but that’s not all.
We believe we can make the world a better place by sharing books we’ve learned a lot from. So, if you happen to win one, improve your design skills and contribute back by creating a great website or application, that would be the best investment for us. Spending the same resources on buying ADs is merely useful for anyone ;)
Yours truly, DaisyDisk Team.