What UX and design books are on my shelf?
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I’ve become a bit of a hoarder of UX/Design books. I prefer the printed book when it comes to these for some reason... Probably because I can bookmark with post-it notes whenever I read something inspirational.
Finding the time to read them all is quite a challenge though... There are some I’ve read from cover to cover, some I am part-way through, and some I haven’t even begun to read yet.
My UX and design books:
- About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design – Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel
- Art Direction for the Web – Andy Clarke
- The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking - Mike Rohde
- 101 UX Principles: A Definitive Design Guide – Will Grant
- The Design of Everyday Things – Donald A. Norman
- Sprint – Jake Knapp
- Think Like a UX Researcher – David Travis
- Lean UX – Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seden
- Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems – Steve Krug
- User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product – Jeff Patton
- The User Experience Team of One: A Research and Design Survival Guide – Leah Buley
- Just Enough Research – Erika Hall
- Atomic Design – Brad Frost
I’m currently reading ‘Just Enough Research’. It’s a brilliant resource for those who are fairly new to user research. It’s a must-read in my opinion.
“Erika Hall distills her experience into a brief cookbook of research methods. Learn how to discover your competitive advantages, spot your own blind spots and biases, understand and harness your findings, and why you should never, ever hold a focus group. You’ll start doing good research faster than you can plan your next pitch.”
A number of these UX and design books would greatly help in forming a UX strategy, covering topics such as user research, user story mapping and usability.UX reading design