My reading list

I’m often asked to recommend good UX books to friends and colleagues, so I keep my UX book list online to share with others.

  1. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, Steve Krug
  2. The User Experience Team of One: A Research and Design Survival Guide, Leah Buley 
  3. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, Susan Weinschenk
  4. Click! Encourage Clicks Without Shady Tricks, Paul Boag
  5. The elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond, Jesse James Garrett
  6. The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity, Alan Cooper
  7. The Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman
  8. Designing for Emotion, Aarron Walter
  9. Rocket Surgery Made Easy: the Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems, Steve Krug
  10. The Mom Test: How to talk to customers and learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you, Rob Firzpatrick
  11. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product, Jeff Patton
  12. Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams (3th edition), Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
  13. About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Alan Cooper, Robert Reinmann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel
  14. Design Systems Handbook, Marco Suarez, Jina Anne, Katie Sylor-Miller, Diana Mounter, Roy Stanfield
  15. Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond, Rosenfield, Morville, Arango
  16. Universal Principles of Design, Lidwell, Holden and Butler
  17. Wireframing Essentials: An introduction to user experience design, Matthew J. Hamm
  18. Universal methods of design, Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington
  19. Microinteractions: Designing with Details, Dan Saffer
  20. Simple and usable web, mobile and interaction design, Giles Colborne
  21. Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories, Donna Spencer
  22. Presenting Design Work, Donna Spencer
  23. Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks, Luke Wroblewski
  24. A Practical Guide to Information Architecture, Donna Spencer
  25. Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research, Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, Andrea Moed
  26. Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights, Steve Portigal
  27. UX Strategy: Product Strategy Techniques for Devising Innovative Digital Solutions, Jaime Levy
  28. Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Value through Journey’s, Blueprints & Diagrams, Jim Kalbach
  29. Quantifying the User Experience: Practical statstics for user research, Jeff Sauro, James Lewis
  30. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days, Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz
  31. Just Enough Research, Erika Hall
  32. Top Tasks: A How-To Guide, Gerry McGovern
  33. Think Like a UX Researcher, David Travis, Philip Hodgson
  34. AI Ethics, Mark Coeckelbergh
  35. Usability Engineering, Jakob Nielsen
  36. Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
  37. Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting UX Metrics, Bill Albert, Tom Tullis
  38. Good Services: How to Design Services that Work, Lou Downe
  39. Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior, Indi Young
  40. Business Thinking for Designers, Ryan Rumsey
  41. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, Robert M. Sapolsky
  42. The Great Mental Models (Vol. 1, 2 and 3), Farnam Street
  43. How Design Makes The World, Scott Berkun
  44. The Digital Experience Company: Winning in the Digital Economy with Great Design, Alfonso de la Nuez
  45. Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories, Steve Portigal
  46. Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving, Barbara Mirel
  47. Time to Listen: How Giving People Space to Speak Drives Invention and Inclusion, Indi Young
  48. The Product Design Process Handbook, Francisco Inchauste, Evan Ames
  49. UX Portfolio Workbook, Ian Fenn
  50. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, Nir Eyal
  51. Thinking in Systems, Donella Meadows, Diana Wright
  52. Discussing Design: Improving Communication and Collaboration through Critique, Adam Connor, Aaron Irizarry
  53. Design for a Better World: Meaningful, Sustainable, Humanity Centered, Don Norman
  54. Designing for Sustainability, Tim Frick
  55. Conversational Design, Erika Hall
  56. Storytelling for User Experience, Whitney Quesenbery, Kevin Brooks
  57. The User’s Journey, Donna Lichaw
  58. Web Anatomy: Interaction Design Frameworks That Work, Robert Hoekman Jr., Jared Spool
  59. Continues Discovery Habits: Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value, Teresa Torres