In recent years UX design has become a trendy field being sought after by large firms and start-ups.
UX is an active field that grows and enriches from year to year.
If you are a UX designer or just curious about the field below, I have made a list of 3 books that anyone should read.
1. Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience – Jeff Gothelf
“Inspired by Lean and Agile development theories, Lean UX lets you focus on the actual experience being designed, rather than deliverables. This book shows you how to collaborate closely with other members of the product team, and gather feedback early and often. You’ll learn how to drive the design in short, iterative cycles to assess what works best for the business and the user. Lean UX shows you how to make this change―for the better.”
2. The Design of Everyday Things– Donald Norman
“First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how-and why-some products satisfies customers while others only frustrate them.”
“One of the biggest themes explored in this go-to resource for usability is how people read on the web, and how they navigate sites. He draws some very interesting comparisons between this online behaviour and behaviour in real-life. A key takeaway is that not everyone is the same and you have to design for different behaviours – like in real life. It’s a quick read and as the author Krug said, it’s designed to be read in one plane ride so no excuses!”
If I made you curious, follow the links and start reading.