What to read if you decided to learn UX

A little research in recommended books about User Experience

First of all I’d like to tell the beginning of this research. Three weeks ago I decided to learn UX and become a professional in this field.

I decided that I don’t want to be an employee any more and will have my own start-up. As I know that best of all I like everything connected with usability and I can do it best of all, it didn't take too long to choose what kind of company I want to lead.

So my goal is clear and now I know what to do next.

I must read books !

If you have ever searched for UX books, you’d certainly know that there are a lot of them. Everyone says that you MUST read this or that one. But how to choose the needed ones?

I decided to record all advices and and summarize them. So I took a Google Sheet and started to take notes every time someone advises me a book. If any book was advised second time I counted the number of times each book has been advised me . If I read the book I change it’s status to “read”. Besides I have my own rating score for both the book and the author.

Top five books in my list are:

  1. Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
  2. About Face by Alan Cooper
  3. Rocket Surgery Made Easy by Steve Krug
  4. Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge
  5. The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

Top authors are:

  1. Steve Krug
  2. Alan Cooper
  3. Edward Tufte
  4. Gerry Gaffney
  5. James Robertson

You can see my Research in Google Sheet. If you like my way of research but you have some improvements or other notes, please, tell me them freely. I’d like to know your opinion.

Originally shared on http://armenghazarian.com/

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