The 10 Best Books on User Experience

If you create digital products, you have a responsibility to make them easy to use. Honestly, it’s mostly common sense; it’s just not common practice. These books will teach you how to design products that are useful, usable and desirable. While there are certainly more than 10 amazing books on the topic, these are the absolute essentials. (Note that the books are in no particular order.)

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning

Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning

by Dan Brown

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

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

by Bill Buxton

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Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

by Steve Krug

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About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

by David Cronin, Robert Reimann, Alan Cooper

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Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World: Adaptive Path on Design

Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World: Adaptive Path on Design

by Brandon Schauer, David Verba, Peter Merholz, Todd Wilkens

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The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

by Donald A. Norman

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Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices

Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices

by Dan Saffer

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Designing for the Social Web

Designing for the Social Web

by Joshua Porter

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Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior

Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior

by Indi Young

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The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web

The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web

by Jesse James Garrett

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