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User Experience Design

A Listmania! list by Steve Pick (Australia)
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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
1.  Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition by Steve Krug
The list author says:
  "The best introduction to Usability and the most readable book I have found. The first book I give to anyone interested in the topic."
$24.36   Used & New from: $2.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (420 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and Dos (Interactive Technologies)
2.  GUI Bloopers 2.0, Second Edition: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and Dos (Interactive Technologies) by Jeff Johnson
The list author says:
  "Latest version of one of the most useful UI design books. The prior version of this book was my constant companion when I started."
$36.00   Used & New from: $14.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules
3.  Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules by Jeff Johnson
The list author says:
  "An excellent overview of the psychology behind interface design recommendations.
A must read for any software designer."
$33.20   Used & New from: $22.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies)
4.  Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies) by Janice Redish
The list author says:
  "Excellent reference for anyone writing for the Web. Well written and accessible."
Used & New from: $1.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web
5.  Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web by Christina Wodtke
The list author says:
  "The best introduction to IA. Very well written and covers the full design process."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies)
6.  Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces (Interactive Technologies) by Carolyn Snyder
The list author says:
  "Read it, and use it. :-)"
$34.16   Used & New from: $13.18
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points
7.  Defensive Design for the Web: How to improve error messages, help, forms, and other crisis points by Matthew Linderman
The list author says:
  "Essential reference for the tricky aspect of error handling."
Used & New from: $5.12
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Prioritizing Web Usability
8.  Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
The list author says:
  "Great resource for providing focus. Jakobs web site www.useit.com is a must read."
$38.18   Used & New from: $0.69
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
9.  The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
The list author says:
  "Essential introduction to the complexities of presenting information in a meaningful and effective way."
$29.62   Used & New from: $10.27
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines
10.  Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines by Robert W. Bailey
The list author says:
  "An invaluable resource for usability guidelines. Visit http://www.usability.gov/pdfs/guidelines.html
for the online version."
Used & New from: $26.60
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability (Interactive Technologies)
11.  Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability (Interactive Technologies) by Caroline Jarrett
The list author says:
  "This is the best book on Forms Design.
Well written and excellent advice. The only Forms book I recommend."
$49.27   Used & New from: $32.58
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition
12.  Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites, 3rd Edition by Louis Rosenfeld
The list author says:
  "The IA bible. Well written, and accessible."
$28.51   Used & New from: $9.90
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
13.  About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Robert Reimann
The list author says:
  "I found Version 2 to be inspiring. It provided many useful ideas for discussion with others."
$29.48   Used & New from: $17.66
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Atomic Chef: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
14.  The Atomic Chef: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error by S. M. Casey
The list author says:
  "Like his first book "Set Phasers on Stun" I loved this one too. True stories, educational, and extremely well written."
$19.88   Used & New from: $3.58
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Set Phasers on Stun: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
15.  Set Phasers on Stun: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error by S. M. Casey
The list author says:
  "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."
$19.14   Used & New from: $11.06
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Sketching User Experiences:  Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies)
16.  Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies) by Bill Buxton
The list author says:
  "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."
$32.45   Used & New from: $17.83
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and Productivity
17.  The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and Productivity by Thomas K. Landauer
The list author says:
  "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."
$29.12   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
18.  Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell
The list author says:
  "Good advice, and a great overview of the most common patterns."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten
19.  Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten by Stephen Few
The list author says:
  "Excellent reference. All the key information is covered and the chapter summaries are very well laid out."
Used & New from: $15.50
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter)
20.  Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter) by Steve Krug
The list author says:
  "Great introduction to usability testing"
$15.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
21.  101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick
The list author says:
  "Excellent and inspiring work. It clearly demonstrates the power of visuals."
$8.67   Used & New from: $4.67
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better
22.  Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better by Eric L. Reiss
The list author says:
  "Very nice overview of the field. Accessible and well written"
$26.25   Used & New from: $17.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies)
23.  Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics (Interactive Technologies) by Tom Tullis
The list author says:
  "Very useful book to help you improve the user experience. Great set of metrics."
Used & New from: $47.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist
24.  The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist by Frederick P. Brooks
The list author says:
  "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."
$27.00   Used & New from: $13.10
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)
25.  The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Jesse James Garrett
The list author says:
  "Great overview."
$28.23   Used & New from: $21.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Second Edition 0 Feb 26, 2014
What other books are more concise? 0 Mar 19, 2013
Kindle Version Fixed 0 Jul 16, 2012
Somebody tried the Kindle edition on Kindle (no-DX) 1 May 31, 2011
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works (Kindle edition) 2 Jul 13, 2010
2nd Edition Updates Lacking 2 Jun 18, 2010
When will this be availible on kindle? 1 Jan 4, 2010
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Is it applicable to game interaction design? 1 Aug 15, 2007
Difference Between 3.0 and 2.0? 4 Jul 3, 2007
Welcome to the Don't Make Me Think forum 2 Feb 24, 2006
 
   

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