15 August 2002 |

Make a Difference:Your Guide to Volunteering and
Community Service

By Arthur Blaustein

Arthur Blaustein, adjunct professor of social and urban policy, compiled this listing of local, national, and international nonprofit organizations and agencies as a resource for those who want to contribute their time and experience to their communities. The book is organized by areas of interest — such as children, people with disabilities, seniors, human rights, free speech, women, gay and lesbian rights, social welfare, homelessness, and education.

Faculty adviser to the campus’s AmeriCorps program, Blaustein has also included a section on organizations that provide analyses of social issues and policies. This book is a comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to “make a difference” but isn’t sure how.

Heyday Books, 2002

The Design of Sites: Patterns, Principles, and Processes for Crafting a Customer-Centered Web Experience
By Douglas van Duyne, James Landay, and Jason Hong

James Landay, associate professor of EECS, and two colleagues have investigated more than 100 of the highest-quality websites to analyze the attributes that make them work. “The Design of Sites” is the recently published result — a distillation of the principles and best practices that make sites useful and enjoyable to visit. The book features numerous design patterns that offer proven solutions to common web-design problems. Every aspect of website design is addressed, from navigation and content management to e-commerce and site performance. The authors also attempt to help designers shorten development cycles and reduce maintenance costs.

Addison-Wesley Pub Co., 2002


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