Design and user experience (UX) is becoming a key and fundamental factor for the development and creation of software products and web applications.
Today, our UX team recommends a selection of the most interesting books on design and user experience. These books bring together a large number of techniques and methods that are important to our UX designers. They tell us that these readings have helped them to improve both web design and product design in general over the past few years.
Are you starting your career as a UX Designer, or do you want to go deeper into certain topics?
We’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite e-books from the Web that you can download for free.
Perhaps some are missing, but those on this list are TOP.
In addition to taking a course, bootcamp or master on UX design, another good way to learn knowledge in this area is by reading books where different authors explain their experiences and knowledge. With different formats and structures, these books will help you expand your knowledge on the way to becoming a professional UX designer.
2 Define app requirements within 20 minutes
3 Designing Interfaces by Jenifer Tidwell (patterns only)
4 Designing Mobile Interfaces by Steven Hoober and Eric Berkman
5 Designing for the web by Five Simple Steps
7 The Guide to UX Design Process & Documentation. A master collection of frameworks, examples, and expert opinions at every stage
8 The Guide to Minimum Viable Products. A Master Collection of Frameworks, Expert Opinions, and Examples
9 The Guide to Wireframing – For Designers, PMs, Engineers and Anyone Who Touches Product
10 The User Experience Guide Book For Product Managers
11 Tips on how to recruit participants for usability studies by Nielsen
12 Bright ideas for user experience researchers by userfocus
13 Bright ideas for user experience designers by userfocus
14 Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML by Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman
15 Getting Real by 37 Signals
17 CSS Cookbook
18 The Fable of the User-Centered Designer by David Travis
19 Converting The Believers by usereffect
20 Usability Guidelines by Michael Leavitt
21 The Guide to Mockups Mockup types, methods and best practices
22 Six circles – An experience design framework
23 Elements of psychology by Henry N. Day.
24 Learning, Remembering, Believing: Enhancing Human Performance by Daniel Druckman and Robert A. Bjork
25 Psychology and Industrial Efficiency by Hugo Münsterberg
26 Mental Models in Human-Computer Interaction: Research Issues About What the User of Software Knows by John M. Carroll and Judith Reitman Olson
27 The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web by Richard Rutter (updated 2014)
28 Search User Interfaces by Marti A. Hearst
29 Web Style Guide by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton
30 Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design by Shawn Henry
31 Building accessible websites by Joe Clark
32 Time Management for Creative People by Mark McGuinness
33 Taking your talent to the web by Jeffrey Zeldman
34 Introduction to good usability by Peter Conradie
35 Task-Centred User Interface Design by Clayton Lewis
Licenciada en Bellas Artes y programadora por pasión. Cuando tengo un rato retoco fotos, edito vídeos y diseño cosas. El resto del tiempo escribo en MA-NO WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.
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