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This a very powerful book if you’re looking to take your design portfolio to the next level. Learn what professionals are looking for.
A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
This a great book for those looking to break into the field of UX Design. I learned a lot about the UX research process in this book.
This book by Don Norman is one of the most popular books in the design industry. The book discusses the usability and psychology behind some of the world’s most coveted “everyday” products.
This book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover is a must read if you’re looking to become a great digital designer. This book covers a model that many tech companies use “hook” users into returning to their product.
This book by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden is a must read for digital designers. This book examines how designers can streamline the research and design process to get faster results!
This book by Steve Krug is a great book if you are looking to learn the basics of Usability testing. It covers many core usability principles that I used for this site!
Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
This book by Steve Krug is a best selling usability book. It’s a super easy read that does a great job of explaining things. I reference it all the time when conducting usability tests.
Visual Miscellaneum: The Bestselling Classic, Revised and Updated: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia
This book by David McCandless is a great book for graphic or visual (UI) designers. I look at it all the time for visual inspiration.
Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
This book is a bestselling typography book. I highly recommend this book for those looking to learn the foundations of great typography.
This book by Tom Kelly is a great behind the scenes look at IDEO. I recommend this book to designers and students looking to challenge how they research design problems.
This book by Tod Henry is a great resource for learning how to “think outside the box” in a short amount of time. I recommend this book to anyone looking to enhance their current design process.
This book by Tom Kelly and David Kelly is a great resource for those who don’t call themselves a “creative.” I recommend getting this book for that friend or co-worker that is holding their creativity back!