UX Reading

Our resident UXperts have carefully prepared a fantastic reading list of the best User Experience (UX) books worth reading.

It does not matter if you’re completely new to User Experience (UX), Graphic Design or Web Development or a seasoned professional — we all need to sharpen the pencil from time to time. Here is a list of books our resident UXperts felt bring something special to the table in one way or another making them definitely worth a read. 

UX for Beginners is perfect for non-designers who want to become designers, managers who teach UX, and programmers, salespeople, or marketers who want to learn more. 

Start from scratch: the fundamentals of UX Research the weird and wonderful things users do The process and science of making anything user-friendly Use size, color, and layout to help and influence users Plan and create wireframes Make your designs feel engaging and persuasive Measure how your design works in the real world Find out what a UX designer does all day

An understanding of psychology — specifically the psychology behind how users behave and interact with digital interfaces — is perhaps the single most valuable non design skill a designer can have. The most elegant design can fail if it forces users to conform to the design rather than working within the “blueprint” of how humans perceive and process the world around them.

The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience aims to help readers learn how to create and refine interaction designs that ensure a quality user experience (UX). The book seeks to expand the concept of traditional usability to a broader notion of user experience; to provide a hands-on, practical guide to best practices and established principles in a UX lifecycle; and to describe a pragmatic process for managing the overall development effort.

A history of how the design of commercial products and technological innovations came to be singularly focused on the User Experience (UX). A sprawling and multifaceted story from WWII fighter plane crashes to the latest developments in driverless cars – Cliff Kuang explains “why people behave as they do” so as to “design around their limitations.” 

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