30 books for UX, UI and Web Designers

Here’s a list of the books we recommend for UX, UI and Web Design and a couple we’re planning to get. Let us know which ones you’ve read or any you would recommend.

(It’s just a list at the moment but we’ll add our insights and reviews and organise them into categories soon)

  1. Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug (A classic and a great place to start!)
  2. Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
  3. The Elements of User Experience by James Jesse Garret
  4. Hooked by Nir Eyal
  5. The User Experience Team of One: A Research and Design Survival Guide (Books) by Leah Buley
  6. Show Your Work!: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Getting Discovered by Austin Kleon, Workman Publishing
  7. Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion by Nathalie Nahai
  8. Think First: My No-Nonsense Approach to Creating Successful Products, Memorable User Experiences + Very Happy Customers by Joe Natoli
  9. UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want by Jaime Levy
  10. Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better by Eric Reiss
  11. Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services How to Create Human-centered Products and Services by Kim Goodwin and Alan Cooper 
  12. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People: What Makes Them Tick? by Susan Weinschenk
  13. About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel
  14. Designing Interface Animation: Meaningful Motion for User Experience Val Head
  15. The Design of Everyday Things, revised and expanded edition Donald A Norman
  16. Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences Allen, Jesmond, Chudley, James
  17. Velocity: The Seven New Laws for a World Gone Digital by Ahmed, Ajaz, Olander, Stefan (AKQA)
  18. A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making Russ Unger, Carolyn Chandler
  19. Designing Interactions Bill Moggridge
  20. Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design Jenifer Tidwell
  21. Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design Bill Buxton
  22. Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning Dan Brown
  23. Designing with Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman
  24. The Principles of Beautiful Web Design by Jason Beaird
  25. Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity by Jakob Nielsen
  26. Touch Design for Mobile Interfaces by Theresa Neil
  27. Laws of UX: Using Psychology to Design Better Products & Services by Jon Yablonski
  28. Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Müller-Brockmann
  29. Sprint by Jake Knapp The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier 
  30. Sustainable Web Design by Tom Greenwood

*If you do decide to buy a book via these links we will get a small cut but it won’t affect the price you pay. But it’ll cover the cost of the next book we get so we can keep adding to the list. Thanks.