I’ve decided that one of the all-time lazy but effective things to do when you are neglecting your blog is to come up with a Top 10 list. You see these everyday on Mashable and from Twitterers (is that even a word) you follow, so I said to myself, “Self, why don’t you do your own Top 10 List.” Since my last few months have been spent on catching up on some very long overdue professional reading, I will share with you my research on and experience with the best user experience and interaction design books I’ve found, both recently and from my far past. In no particular order, here’s what I have:
- Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences, Anderson, Stephen P.
- The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition), Garrett, Jesse James
- About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Cooper, Alan
- Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (2nd Edition), Krug, Steve
- Designing Interfaces, Tidwell, Jenifer
- The Design of Everyday Things, Norman, Don
- Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices, Saffer, Dan
- Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research, Goodman, Elizabeth
- Envisioning Information, Tufte, Edward
- Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User, Johnson, Jeff
Have I missed anything? I’m looking for my next great book!