UX reading list
User experience design, mobile apps, social media, and business development – all these are part of daily life here at UX Passion. Continuous learning and keeping up with trends is imperative in our industry and one of the consequences of this race and thirst for knowledge is our UX Passion Library.
When we started back in 2009 we didn’t have a penny to buy anything expensive, but all the money we earned back then was used for buying books. Yes, good old paper-powered books. We have iPads and Android tablets and we like ebooks as well, but there is a certain something in the touch and feel, well, in the user experience of books.
Today I’d like to share with you just some of the stuff the UX Passion team is reading. This is not a full list of all the books we have in our library, it’s a selection of some of the most popular or interesting and inspirational books we’ve collected over the past two-and-a-half years. Also, I’ve omitted those related to business development and specific technologies and just focused on those which are approaching some design, content, innovation and user experience ideas and challenges from a technologically agnostic point of view.
So, here they are in no particular order.
- Swiss Graphic Design – The Origins and Growth of an International Style by Richard Hollis
- Undercover User Experience Design by Cennydd Bowles and James Box
- The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda
- Web Form Design by Luke Wroblewski
- About Face 3 by Alan Cooper
- Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton
- Card Sorting by Donna Spencer
- A Project Guide to UX Design by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler
- Change by Design by Tim Brown
- Content Strategy for the Web by Kristina Halvorson
- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
- Mental Models by Indi Young
- Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Don Norman
- Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
- Information Architecture for the World Wide Web by Peter Morville
- Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web by Christina Wodtke
- Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction by Yvonne Rogers
- Prototyping – A Practitioner’s Guide by Todd Zaki Warfel
- Remote Research by Nate Bolt and Tony Tualthimutte
- The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
- The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
Would you like to share what’s on your UX reading list? What books or authors are your definitive choices?