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Recommended reading for (web and mobile) User Experience Design

Seeded with (but not limited to) recommendations from the book "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug.

Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Steve Krug (pronounced "kroog") is best known as the author of Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, now in its second edition with over 350,000 copies in print.

Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

Gary Klein studies decision-making in the field, tagging along with firefighters, standing by in intensive-care units, and watching chess masters play lightning-fast "blitz" games to learn how people make choices with time constraints, limited information, and changing goals. From this research, he and his associates have developed a theory of "naturalistic decision-making."

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Don Norman is a voyeur, always watching, always on the lookout for some common-day occurrence that everyone else takes for granted but that when examined, yields insight into the human condition. (If you are rushing to catch a train, how do you know if you got to the station on time?

Letting Go of the Words, Second Edition: Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies)

"The book is brimming with advanced knowledge for perfecting written communication in our mobile digital age. If you write anything at all (you send emails, don't you?), you need to grab a copy of Letting Go of the Words and keep it close at hand.This book has joined my writer's bookshelf as a valued aid I refer to every day."--TechWhirl.com, January 21, 2014 "This is a must-have book for anyone associated with preparing web copy.

Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems

It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens.

Forms that Work: Designing Web Forms for Usability (Interactive Technologies)

Forms are everywhere on the web - for registration and communicating, for commerce and government. Good forms make for happier customers, better data, and reduced support costs. Bad forms fill your organization's databases with inaccuracies and duplicates and can cause loss of potential consumers. Designing good forms is trickier than people think.

A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences

A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences [Sarah Horton, Whitney Quesenbery, Aaron Gustafson] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. If you are in charge of the user experience, development, or strategy for a web site, A Web for Everyone will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation.

Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance [Richard Rutter, Patrick H. Lauke, Cynthia Waddell, Jim Thatcher, Shawn Lawton Henry, Bruce Lawson, Andrew Kirkpatrick, Christian Heilmann, Michael R. Burks, Bob Regan, Mark Urban] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers.

It's Our Research: Getting Stakeholder Buy-in for User Experience Research Projects

"I find the book compelling because it's international, based on experience, business oriented, and practical, and it has videos..The book is definitely international, with mini-essays by usability practitioners from all over the world (the videos are international as well).