RGD's Provisional Committee launched a Book Club this past fall in an effort to give Members an opportunity to learn more about design and related topics through reading and group discussion. The books provide common content, spurring discussion that will widen members’ horizons to new topics.
The club has met three times since its inception and members are already seeing the benefits...
Anthony Furia RGD says, "The RGD book club not only gives me an excuse to fill up my shelves, but provides a friendly forum for discussing ideas and sharing experiences with other design professionals. Did I mention there's beer and snacks?"
Also sharing his appreciation, Jesse Pope Affiliate RGD says, "The club combines serious discourse with a relaxed atmosphere."
Books read to date:
• Failed It! by Erik Kessels
• How To by Michael Bierut
• 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk
In addition to inspiring discussion, past meet-ups have included a live virtual Q&A with author Susan Weinschenk, a free online course gifted to one member and 20% off online courses for all other members.
The group is invited to read one book every 6 weeks. The book list, reading schedule and meet-ups are organized through the book club's Facebook group. Members can attend meet-ups in-person or virtually.