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5 must-read books to make you a better UX designer3 min read

June 4, 2019 3 min read


5 must-read books to make you a better UX designer3 min read

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Aren’t you curious to take a peek in the libraries of the successful people? What do they read? Where do they get their inspiration from?

As creative people we always search for new inspirations. That is why today we’re sharing some.

We asked our design and developer leaders from StanVision to expose their top 5 favourite books that shaped their professional minds and inspired them to get better in their everyday’s work.

Here’s the list. Let’s take a peek!

100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

The behavioural scientist Susan Weinschenk wrote a sequel of the famous first book “100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People”, which was taken as a starting point for hundreds of designers, marketers, and product managers.

Did you know that people read faster longer line length, but they prefer short line length?

The book applies new research in psychology, neuroscience, brain research, and social psychology to the design of technology products, including websites, apps, wearables, and artificial intelligence.

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

The ultimate guide about better UX experiences is in your hands now.

It helps us to figure out what lies in product design that ignores the user’s needs and also the principles of cognitive psychology, which are a must when talking about human-centered design.

Start With WHY

People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” by Simon Sinek

It’s all about inspiration, right? The first rule of this book is that if you want to inspire others, always communicate your why first.

So. WHY is this book so important for designers?

Because only when we understand and express why we do things, will we feel a sense of power and belonging.

Hooked — How to Build Habit Forming Products

Our leaders says that if you’re working on digital product design, this book is a must read.

We all know that real-life examples are the best teachers. “Hooked” shows us exactly this – how companies have tackled the most common UX issues that come across every day.

It doesn’t matter if you’re working on the most simple website, or on a bigger application. The principles in the book could be used and applied to every issue.

Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

For all UX specialists who wants to keep getting leaner!

It’s not unusual that the book have won many awards. It shows us important UX techniques and principles, how to conduct strong research and testing and how to adjust your design to it, or how to experiment with your design ideas.

These are just 5 books of the huge library here.

Feel free to steal new inspiration and stay tuned for more!