Interactive Designer's Education

A Listmania! list by Deanna J. Glaze "interactive art director" (Boston, MA)
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The list author says: "These books have been critical in my development as an interactive art director and user experience designer. Regardless of the medium, designers are tasked with creating experiences; this requires a broad understanding (from typography to anthropology)."
A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making
1.  A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making by Carolyn Chandler
$29.28   Used & New from: $5.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies)
2.  Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies) by Tom Tullis
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  "A grasp on metrics helps know how to use metrics and how not to get distracted by them."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web
3.  The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by Jesse James Garrett
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  "A great starter"
Used & New from: $1.47
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
4.  Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition by Steve Krug
$25.27   Used & New from: $0.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (458 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Sketching User Experiences:  Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies)
5.  Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies) by Bill Buxton
$29.97   Used & New from: $15.73
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience (Animal Guide)
6.  Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience (Animal Guide) by Christian Crumlish
$42.48   Used & New from: $2.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior
7.  Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior by Indi Young
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Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design
8.  Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design by Kevin Brooks
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love
9.  Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan
$21.39   Used & New from: $14.03
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
10.  Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Dan Saffer
$34.36   Used & New from: $6.60
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul (New Expanded Edition)
11.  How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul (New Expanded Edition) by Adrian Shaughnessy
$19.03   Used & New from: $11.41
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop
12.  Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara
$16.72   Used & New from: $6.79
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Thinking with Type: A Primer for Designers: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students
13.  Thinking with Type: A Primer for Designers: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students by Ellen Lupton
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The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design
14.  The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design by Marty Neumeier
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  "Interactive and user experience designers need to understand branding to create innovative and relevant solutions for clients. This is a must-read for anyone designing anything for anybody!"
Used & New from: $3.76
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Last updated: 7/13/10
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