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About Face takes an in-depth look at a breadth of topics relevant to interaction design. It covers everything from personal development and psychology to methods and further resources. It's a large book at 720 pages for the fourth edition, and packed with information. See More
I read it when I first started learning about UX design. About Face is one of the books that greatly influenced the way I approach design. It's packed full of useful research methods, tips, and arguments that are useful when you're trying to be an advocate for UX design. See More
The first edition of About Face was published in 1995, and has been referenced in a variety of work since then. It's in-depth coverage of of interaction design make it a well known reference book in the industry. The author, Alan Cooper, is a pioneer of interaction design. See More
Design is a Job is a book that can be useful for designers of any professional level, but especially for those starting out in the field. This book contains practical and actionable tips for the designer mode of being, such as doing jobs that you find to be morally and ethically sound (otherwise you won't be proud of yourself or your work). See More
I cannot recommend this book enough. Even if you're looking for a book that will give you practical research methods, be sure to read this first. Monteiro illustrates his arguments with relatable anecdotes, and his no-nonsense style of communication is sure to fire anyones passion for solid, realistic, user-oriented design. See More
Designing Interfaces can be used as a handbook. It has a collection of widely used web design patterns that many designers spend a lot of time getting approval on. This book will give you the language and the solid arguments to explain why an element must go where you have put it. See More
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