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).

The Edo bookshelf.

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.

Information Architecture: For The Web and Beyond

The seminal book about IA.

Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days — Jake Knapp

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.


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