Learn UX design thinking with these 5 books

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)

Links from the episode

These books are free to read online:

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