UX Reading List #design #ia #ux

A colleague and mentor of mine recommended early on in my training with him to keep a UX reading list for reference and sharing. Well as he’s all set to start teaching his first UX class through the UCLA Extension, I thought it time to brush off the digital spiders/webs from my list on Goodreads for consideration.

In my opinion, it’s a great mix of theory, technical know-how, history, and leisure reading around not only contemporary thinking but great, fantastical high tech creations dreamt up by some of the best writers in the fiction, sci-fi, and fantasy fields.

Some of the tomes, like Information Graphics, may require a trip to your school or agency’s library unless you feel up to dishing out the hefty price on what is undoubtedly one of the best collections of infographics, sitemaps, and the like, ever compiled.

Here’s my list from Goodreads, in no particular order, and which I will continue to add to and refine over time:

The Design of Everyday Things

Human Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition

Responsive Web Design (A Book Apart #4)

Axure RP 6 Prototyping Essentials

Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware

Above the Fold: A Detailed Look at 100 Great Web Sites

A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making

Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites

Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge

Design Is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable

Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas

Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning, 2/E

Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior

Information Graphics

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