5 books to read if you’re starting out in UX
We have a few new Experience Consultants starting this month, so I asked the team which books had helped them most in their UX careers. Here are five of my favourites:
Don’t Make Me Think — Steve Krug
This is one of the classic introductions to UX and is worth reading in its entirety (it’s an easy read).
Design Is A Job — Mike Monteiro
Mike Monteiro explains that doing design isn’t some mystical art, it’s helping a client solve a problem (and getting paid to do it).
Researching UX — Emma Howell & James Lang
A really simple step-by-step guide to planning, running and analysing a research project. I think this might be one of the most useful UX guides out there.
The seminal book about IA.
We’ve done many variations on the 5 day ‘Google Sprint’ over the years. This book gives you the how and the why of the ‘official’ approach.
There are loads of other great books that didn’t make this list, and I’d love to hear your recommendations too. If you’d like to talk books or anything else, drop me a line on Twitter.