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Learn UX design thinking with these 5 books

Husam Machlovi February 05, 2020

If you're new to UX design, it helps to get a broad understanding of the field. This will allow you to speak the language across the UX design process and see which aspects of UX design you enjoy the most

#Show Notes

  • What the user experience design process encompasses (00:42)
  • A practical book on design thinking: Jobs To Be Done by Tony Ulwick (01:00)
  • Information architecture described in plain english: How to Make Sense of Any Mess by Abby Covert. (01:49)
  • What is usability and where do some design conventions come from: Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug (02:40)
  • Beyond designing for mobile, this book gets you thinking about the importance of device and context: Mobile-First Design by Luke (03:47)
  • This brief book gives you a broad understanding of visual design to make your user interfaces more delightful: Designing for Emotion by Aaron Walter (04:24)
  • If you replace all mentions of "marketing" in this book with "user experience", you'll have a really good understanding of UX is: This is Marketing by Seth Godin (04:26)
  • An inspiring book that puts the focus on practice, practice, practice: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (05:02)

These books are free to read online: