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user experience books
These highly recommended user experience books cover everything from user research and interface design, to information architecture and UX strategy. If you’re really serious about your career as a user experience professional, these books should be the cornerstone of your personal library.

Which are your top 5 User Experience books?

  1. Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World
    by Peter Merholz
  2. Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning
    by Dan Brown
  3. Contextual Design: A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems Designs (Interactive Technologies)
    by Hugh Beyer
  4. Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience
    by James Kalbach and Aaron Gustafson
  5. Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices (Voices That Matter)
    by Dan Saffer
  6. Designing for the Social Web (Voices That Matter)
    by Joshua Porter
  7. Designing Interfaces
    by Jenifer Tidwell
  8. Designing the Obvious: A Common Sense Approach to Web Application Design
    by Robert Hoekman Jr.
  9. Designing Web Interfaces
    By Bill Scott
  10. The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web (Voices That Matter)
    by Jesse James Garrett
  11. Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition
    By Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville
  12. A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making
    by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler
  13. Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
    by Steve Krug
  14. Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies)
    by Thomas Tullis
  15. Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design
    by Bill Buxton
  16. Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior
    by Indi Young
  17. Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions
    by Tim Ash
  18. Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks
    By Luke Wroblewski
  19. The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
    by Dan Roam
  20. Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research
    By Mike Kuniavsky
Bradley Hebdon

Bradley Hebdon

Founder & Editor at UXbyDesign
Bradley is a User Experience Leader with over 15 years of interactive experience. He is currently employed as Director of UX at Slalom Consulting's Southern California office.
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