The best UX books you need to start a UX career

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I’m assuming you are here because you have heard of UX. You either have the intention of learning more about UX or want to do the transition to a career in UX design or you just love reading about cool stuff.

I have been in all of those scenarios and in my years of career I have found great answers and inspiration from great authors worth to read. This is why I wanted to suggest some reading for those who are starting a UX career or own a website and would like to improve it.

Top 10 UX books for UX designers

Some classics and some a bit newish…

1. Don’t make me think by Steve Krug

2. Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler

3. Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond by Louise Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, and Jorge Arango

4. The Basics of User Experience Design: By the Interaction Design Foundation by Mads Soegaard

5.Mobile Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Raluca Budiu

6. Solving Product Design Exercises: Questions & Answers by Artiom Dashinsky

7. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal

8. Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra

9. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman

10. 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People by Susan Weinschenk

 

Regardless of whether some of these suggestions are classics (a.k.a. a bit old) a lot of their content is still very valid.

Do you want to know more about how could you start your UX path? Watch my interview with Emilia from Mnfl-design.

Do you have any better reading suggestions? Leave us a comment below

 

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