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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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Comment: Colm Brophy (May 7, 2009)

I believe the next title for London is Designing Gestural Interfaces by Dan Saffer.

Comment: web designer (May 19, 2009)

Thanks u r information

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