I’ve posted several updates to my Monster List of UX Books over the past 8 months, but I wanted to put them in a more visible format. I also wanted to highlight new and upcoming books. To that end, I collected these items into this post. I plan to do more of these posts as I continue to make updates, so let me know if you find this helpful.
Recently Added Book Lists
35 Books Every Designer Should Read by Vincent van der Meulen
The Essential UX Library by UXcellence
Service Design Books by Jacquelyn Brioux
9 Amazing Books That Go Beyond UX Design by Laura Yarrow
Newly Released Books
This Is Service Design Doing: Applying Service Design Thinking in the Real World (paid link) by Marc Stickdorn, Markus Edgar Hormeß, Adam Lawrence, and Jakob Schneider
Meeting Design: For Managers, Makers, and Everyone (paid link) by Kevin M. Hoffman
Conversational Design (paid link) by Erika Hall
The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems (paid link) by Michael Lewrick
Designing Across Senses: A Multimodal Approach to Product Design (paid link) by Christine Park and John Alderman
Orchestrating Experiences: Collaborative Design for Complexity (paid link) by Chris Risdon and Patrick Quattlebaum
This Is Service Design Methods: A Companion to This Is Service Design Doing (paid link) by Marc Stickdorn, Markus Edgar Hormeß, Adam Lawrence, and Jakob Schneider
Flexible Typesetting (paid link) by Tim Brown
Enterprise Design Sprints by Richard Banfield
Future Ethics (paid link) by Cennydd Bowles
Book Reviews by Users
The Design of Everyday Things (paid link) by Don Norman
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration (paid link) by Ed Catmull
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum (paid link) by Alan Cooper
Other Recently Added Books
Design+Code by Meng To
The Service Innovation Handbook: Action-Oriented Creative Thinking Toolkit for Service Organization (paid link) by Lucy Kimbell
The Elements of Content Strategy (paid link) by Erin Kissane
Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose (paid link) by Kate Kiefer Lee and Nicole Fenton
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (paid link) by William Zinsser
Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement (paid link) by Aaron Gustafson
Learn UX Design by Daniel Schwarz
Measuring Happiness: The Economics of Well-Being (paid link) by Ronnie Schob, Andreas Knabe, and Joachim Weimann
Knowledge Is Beautiful: Impossible Ideas, Invisible Patterns, Hidden Connections-Visualized (paid link) by David McCandless
Cubed: The Secret History of the Workplace (paid link) by Nikil Saval
Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design (paid link) by Pieter Jan Stappers and Liz Sanders
Dying For A Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health & Company Performance (paid link) by Jeffrey Pfeffer
Service Design for Business: A Practical Guide to Optimizing the Customer Experience (paid link) by Lavrans Løvlie, Melvin Brand Flu, and Ben Reason
The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office - Updated Edition (paid link) by Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman
Designing the Internet of Things (paid link) by Hakim Cassimally and Adrian McEwen
Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty (paid link) by David Kadavy
The Essential Guide to User Interface Design: An Introduction to GUI Design Principles and Techniques (paid link) by Wilbert O. Galitz
Type Rules: The Designer’s Guide to Professional Typography (paid link) by Ilene Strizver
Understanding Color: An Introduction for Designers (paid link) by Linda Holtzschue
Designing Information: Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design (paid link) by Joel Katz
Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts (paid link) by Annie Duke
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism (paid link) by Evgeny Morozov
Jump Start Adobe XD by Daniel Schwarz
Jump Start Sketch by Daniel Schwarz
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (paid links) by Warren Berger
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact (paid links) by Dan Heath and Chip Heath
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (paid links) by Daniel H. Pink
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Refactoring UI by Adam Wathan & Steve Schoger
Learn InVision Studio by Daniel Schwarz
Designing with Sound: Principles and Patterns for Mixed Environments (paid link) by Amber Case and Aaron Day
Figure It Out: Getting from Information to Understanding (paid link) by Karl Fast and Stephen Anderson
Liftoff: Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization, and You (paid link) by Russ Unger and Chris Avore
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