Delight 2016 books by speakers

Must read books by Delight 2016 speakers

Whether you want to design, hack, enchant or strategize we’ve got a delightful book recommendation for you. Our talented Delight 2016 speakers have written books on topics ranging from marketing to content creation to design and the Internet of Things. Rest assured there is something for everyone on this list no matter your area of expertise. We encourage you to grab your laptop, tablet, phone or whatever device you use to read these days and enjoy the thoughts and insights of our experienced Delight speakers.

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Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
By David Rose

“We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace—Enchanted Objects.”

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Design for Real Life
By Sara Wachter-Boettcher

“You can’t always predict who will use your products, or what emotional state they’ll be in when they do. But by identifying stress cases and designing with compassion, you’ll create experiences that support more of your users, more of the time. You can’t know every user, but you can develop inclusive practices that support a wider range of people. This book will show you how.”

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Content Everywhere: Strategy and Structure for Future-Ready Content
By Sara Wachter-Boettcher

“Care about content? Better copy isn’t enough. As devices and channels multiply–and as users expect to easily relate, share, and shift information–we need content that can go more places, more easily. This book will help you stop creating fixed, single-purpose content and start making it more future-ready, flexible, and reusable.”

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Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster, and More
By Scott Brinker

“Marketing responsibilities and tactics have changed dramatically over the past decade. This book now updates marketing management to better serve this rapidly evolving discipline. As a marketer and a manager, Hacking Marketing will expand your mental models for how to lead marketing in a digital world where everything—including marketing—flows with the speed and adaptability of software.”

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