5 Free UX E-Books Worth Reading

The best designers are lifelong students. Experience in the field and the amount of helpful online resources certainly helps keep our knowledge sharp.

In this post, I’ve rounded up some useful ebooks that provide excellent UX advice and insights.

1. Bright Ideas for User Experience Designers

The best part of this book is its casual tone. Acronyms like “the CRAP way to usability” and The Beatles analogies make remembering the book’s lessons a lot easier, and makes for an interesting read.

The eBook contains 100 pages of real-world help on UX design, in handy portable form. Some of the topics dicussed are:

  • A CRAP way to improve usability
  • 7 myths about paper prototyping
  • Help! What The Beatles can teach us about writing support material
  • 4 ways to prototype faster
  • Tips for writing user manuals

2. 50 User Experience Best Practices

As the book’s title implies, 50 User Experience Best Practices delivers UX tips and best practices. It delves into subjects such as user research and content strategy. One of the secrets to this book’s success is its creative and easy-to-comprehend visuals.

3. UX Design Trends Bundle

UX Design Trends Bundle is a compilation of three e-books: Web Design Trends 2016, UX Design Trends 2015 & 2016, and Mobile UI Design Trends 2015 & 2016. Totaling 350+ pages, this bundle examines over 300 excellent designs.

4. UX Storytellers: Connecting the Dots

Published in 2009, this classic e-book stays relevant because of its unique format: It collects stand-alone stories and advice from 42 UX professionals. At 586 pages, there’s a ton of content in this book. Download it now to learn about the struggles and solutions UX professionals can expect to face.

5. The UX Reader

This e-book covers all the important components of the UX design process. It’s full of valuable insights, making it appealing to both beginners and veterans. The book is divided into five categories: Collaboration, Research, Design, Development, and Refinement.

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And have a nice day!