We asked the People Nerd community for recommendations to jumpstart our New Year's reading list
Words by Kari Dean McCarthy, Visuals by Delaney Gibbons
In 2016, dscout celebrated the first year of People Nerds—humans obsessed with observing and understanding what makes other humans tick—from UX researchers at Fitbit, Google, Netflix and Change.org, to a customer experience pioneer and a global design expert.
Storytelling is such a big part of the life of people nerds—both finding and sharing the stories of others. We wondered then, what stories and storytellers do they recommend we add to our reading lists this year?
“All about the anthropology of friendship -- why we make friends, why we value friends, and what friendship looks like across different cultures. I loved it!” — Francesca de la Fuente, research analyst, dscout
“It's not from 2016, but it's great. Definitely nerdy, and summarizes the effort to properly ground cognitive science in real, embodied human experience (and phenomenology).” — Arden Carmody, strategist, ChaseDesign
“Great story about groundbreaking innovation, the importance of a strong, versatile team and new information about the value Katharine Wright brought to the endeavor." — Jonathan Fairman, VP of Product, dscout
People Nerd recommended online destinations for 2017