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The list author says: "I design applications for the web, desktop and mobile. These are the books that have proven the most useful in my career."
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition
"The best introduction to Usability and the most readable book I have found. The first book I give to anyone interested in the topic."
GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and Dos (Interactive Technologies)
GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and Dos (Interactive Technologies)
"Latest version of one of the most useful UI design books. The prior version of this book was my constant companion when I started."
Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules
Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules
"An excellent overview of the psychology behind interface design recommendations. A must read for any software designer."
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies)
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies)
"Excellent reference for anyone writing for the Web. Well written and accessible."
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
"The best introduction to IA. Very well written and covers the full design process."
Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies)
Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies)
"Read it, and use it. :-)"
Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points
Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points
"Essential reference for the tricky aspect of error handling."
Prioritizing Web Usability
Prioritizing Web Usability
"Great resource for providing focus. Jakobs web site www.useit.com is a must read."
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
"Essential introduction to the complexities of presenting information in a meaningful and effective way."
Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines
Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines
"An invaluable resource for usability guidelines. Visit http://www.usability.gov/pdfs/guidelines.html for the online version."
Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability (Interactive Technologies)
Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability (Interactive Technologies)
"This is the best book on Forms Design. Well written and excellent advice. The only Forms book I recommend."
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition
"The IA bible. Well written, and accessible."
About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
"I found Version 2 to be inspiring. It provided many useful ideas for discussion with others."
The Atomic Chef: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
The Atomic Chef: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
"Like his first book "Set Phasers on Stun" I loved this one too. True stories, educational, and extremely well written."
Set Phasers on Stun: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
Set Phasers on Stun: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
"Real life stories of how a poorly designed interface can lead to disaster. Some very well known cases here. I found it to be a facinating read."
Sketching User Experiences:  Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies)
Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies)
"Excellent insights into the design process. Bill isolates the critical skills and processes involved in good design. A sadly neglected area in current software development processes."
The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and Productivity
The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and Productivity
"I found this to be an excellent resource, and refer to it constantly when trying to explain why good interfaces are so hard to build."
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
"Good advice, and a great overview of the most common patterns."
Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten
Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten
"Excellent reference. All the key information is covered and the chapter summaries are very well laid out."
Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter)
Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter)
"Great introduction to usability testing"
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
"Excellent and inspiring work. It clearly demonstrates the power of visuals."
Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better
Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better
"Very nice overview of the field. Accessible and well written"
Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies)
Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies)
"Very useful book to help you improve the user experience. Great set of metrics."
The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist
The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist
"Very good overview of the Design process required for effective software design. One of his key recommendations is that the Spiral model of software development is the most promising."
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
"Great overview."
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
"One of the most inspiring books I have read. It delves deeply into the issues of groups, creativity and quality."
Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business
Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business
"Excellent, easy to read insights into how to use Kanban to increase productivity, quality and reduce stress within software development teams."