To get started with UX is overwhelming. Follow the reading list to get off on the right foot with your UX education
Jakob Nielsen's 10 general principles for interaction design. They are called "heuristics" because they are broad rules of thumb and not specific usability guidelines.
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) [Jesse James Garrett] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers.
From the moment it was published almost ten years ago, Elements of User Experience became a vital reference for web and interaction designers the world over
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity [Alan Cooper] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Imagine, at a terrifyingly aggressive rate, everything you regularly use is being equipped with computer technology. Think about your phone
UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true.
Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior [Indi Young] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. There is no single methodology for creating the perfect product�but you can increase your odds. One of the best ways is to understand users' reasons for doing things. Mental Models gives you the tools to help you grasp
Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond [Louis Rosenfeld, Peter Morville, Jorge Arango] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers.
Amazon.com: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter) (8601401301257): Susan Weinschenk: Books
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) [Steve Krug] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Since Don’t Make Me Think was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty