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User Experience Bookshelf

A Listmania! list by Eva (Boston, MA United States)
The list author says: "Essential books about usability, user experience design, and information architecture."
Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research
1.  Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research by Mike Kuniavsky
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  "Introduction to user research techniques."
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Understanding Your Users: A Practical Guide to User Requirements Methods, Tools, and Techniques (Interactive Technologies)
2.  Understanding Your Users: A Practical Guide to User Requirements Methods, Tools, and Techniques (Interactive Technologies) by Catherine Courage
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  "A comprehensive guide to user research methods."
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The Persona Lifecycle: Keeping People in Mind Throughout Product Design (Interactive Technologies)
3.  The Persona Lifecycle: Keeping People in Mind Throughout Product Design (Interactive Technologies) by John Pruitt
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  "An essential guide to creating and using personas."
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Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
4.  Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Sunni Brown
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  "Kill your meetings, let the games begin."
$17.39   Used & New from: $7.72
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
5.  Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition by Steve Krug
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  "The first step in the right direction."
$24.60   Used & New from: $2.23
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (420 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Design of Everyday Things
6.  The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
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  "Another classic... will make you drink the usability Kool-Aid."
$9.83   Used & New from: $1.44
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)

Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World: Adaptive Path on Design
7.  Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World: Adaptive Path on Design by David Verba
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  "Ideas about the future of design from Adaptive Path."
$17.61   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition
8.  Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition by Louis Rosenfeld
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  "The one and only classic."
$28.51   Used & New from: $9.78
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
9.  Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction by Jenny Preece
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  "The basics of interaction design."
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Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do (Interactive Technologies)
10.  Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do (Interactive Technologies) by B. J. Fogg
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  "Design for behavior change."
$36.21   Used & New from: $18.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies)
11.  Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies) by Carolyn Snyder
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  "Quick, cheap, and iterative prototyping with paper!"
$33.81   Used & New from: $12.60
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

A Practical Guide to Usability Testing
12.  A Practical Guide to Usability Testing by Joseph S. Dumas
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  "Usability testing handbook - a must have."
$39.26   Used & New from: $3.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design
13.  Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design by William Lidwell
$17.82   Used & New from: $13.24
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Moderating Usability Tests: Principles and Practices for Interacting (Interactive Technologies)
14.  Moderating Usability Tests: Principles and Practices for Interacting (Interactive Technologies) by Joseph S. Dumas
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  "Beginners' guide to moderating usability tests: it's harder than you think."
$41.65   Used & New from: $26.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter)
15.  Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter) by Steve Krug
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  "A 'How-to' guide to discount usability testing."
$15.39
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The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
16.  The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Jesse James Garrett
$28.79   Used & New from: $20.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Experience Economy, Updated Edition
17.  The Experience Economy, Updated Edition by B. Joseph Pine
$17.88   Used & New from: $9.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Practical Guide to Information Architecture
18.  A Practical Guide to Information Architecture by Donna Spencer
$8.49
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Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences
19.  Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences by James Chudley
$31.92   Used & New from: $27.30
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Microinteractions: Designing with Details
20.  Microinteractions: Designing with Details by Dan Saffer
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Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation (Voices That Matter)
21.  Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation (Voices That Matter) by Dan Willis
$24.91   Used & New from: $18.60
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights
22.  Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights by Steve Portigal
$35.10
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Design for Emotion
23.  Design for Emotion by Trevor Van Gorp
$22.23   Used & New from: $17.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity
24.  Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity by David Sibbet
$19.63   Used & New from: $9.63
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
25.  The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures by Dan Roam
$15.25   Used & New from: $6.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

Why We Fail: Learning from Experience Design Failures
26.  Why We Fail: Learning from Experience Design Failures by Victor Lombardi
$32.96   Used & New from: $27.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience
27.  Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf
$14.49   Used & New from: $13.38
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

Playful Design: Creating Game Experiences in Everyday Interfaces
28.  Playful Design: Creating Game Experiences in Everyday Interfaces by John Ferrara
$33.41   Used & New from: $24.55
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
29.  A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Carolyn Chandler
$25.68   Used & New from: $19.03
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book formats 0 May 21, 2013
Somebody tried the Kindle edition on Kindle (no-DX) 1 May 31, 2011
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Kindle This Book 0 Jan 19, 2008
Can this book be understood and practise by people with no userabilty background?? 1 Feb 22, 2007
Can Industrial Designer use it to do userability testing? 0 Sep 27, 2006
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