May 06, 2009: Popular UX books
Here's one way to look at them: following are the titles that are most commonly being discussed by the planet's many UX Book Clubs (I'm reproducing the list here for historical purposes; the live version is here):
- Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton (Sydney, Melbourne, London, Israel, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Twin_Cities, Washington DC)
- Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug (Canberra, Memphis, Los_Angeles, Boston)
- Mental Models by Indi Young (Boston, Brisbane, New York, Portland)
- Subject to Change by Peter Merholz et al (New York, Richmond VA, Boston, Sydney)
- Designing for the Social Web by Joshua Porter (Sydney, Chicago, Glasgow)
- The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam (Silicon Valley, Portland)
- The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp (Chicago, Dallas)
- Emotional Design by Don Norman (Brisbane, Toronto)
- Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks by Luke Wroblewski (Ithaca, Warsaw)
- The Humane Interface by Jef Raskin (Cologne)
- Designing for Interaction by Dan Saffer (Austin)
- The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun (San Francisco)
- Designing the Obvious by Robert Hoekman Jr. (Twin_Cities)
- About Face by Alan Cooper et al (Los_Angeles)
- Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge (Atlanta)
- Neuro Web Design by Susan Weinschenk (Dallas)
- Web Design for ROI by Lance Loveday (Warsaw)
- Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud (London)
Great big shout out to Steve Baty, godfather of the UX Book Club movement, for pointing me to this list. It's fascinating.
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Colm Brophy (May 7, 2009)
I believe the next title for London is Designing Gestural Interfaces by Dan Saffer.
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