Nick’s Top User Experience Books for 2014

Nick’s Top User Experience Books for 2014
Apr 17th, 2014

In 2009 I created a list of my Top User Experience Books, It was my own personal list of top UX books that have helped me along in my career as well as in recent days.  These books I have promoted in several of my presentations as well as to any colleagues who ask for such resources. The thing is, that list is now a bit dated and people always ask me the question, so, well, I have created an updated list.  New editions of books, new books, and so forth.  I hope you enjoy it.

About FaceAbout Face
by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel
Wiley; 4 edition (July 21, 2014)

Cadence & SlangCadence & Slang

by Nick Disabato


Sheridan Books; 2 edition (2013)

Communicating DesignCommunicating Design

by Dan Brown


New Riders; 2 edition (September 25, 2010)

Contextual DesignContextual Design

by Hugh Beyer


Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition (September 15, 1997)

Design is a JobDesign is a Job

by Mike Monteiro


A Book Apart; 1 edition (April 10, 2012)

The Design of Everyday ThingsThe Design of Everyday Things

by Donald A. Norman


Basic Books; Revised Edition edition (November 5, 2013)

Designing for InteractionDesigning for Interaction

by Dan Saffer


New Riders; 2 edition (August 24, 2009)

Designing for the Social WebDesigning for the Social Web

by Joshua Porter


New Riders; 1 edition (May 4, 2008)

Designing InterfacesDesigning Interfaces

by Jenifer Tidwell


O’Reilly Media; Second Edition edition (January 9, 2011)

Designing the ObviousDesigning the Obvious

by Robert Hoekman Jr.


New Riders; 2 edition (November 26, 2010)

Designing Web InterfacesDesigning Web Interfaces

by Bill Scott and Theresa Neil


O’Reilly Media; 1 edition (January 26, 2009)

Don't Make Me ThinkDon’t Make Me Think

by Steve Krug


New Riders; 3 edition (January 3, 2014)

The Elements of User ExperienceThe Elements of User Experience

by Jesse James Garrett


New Riders; 2 edition (December 26, 2010)

Information Architecture for the World Wide WebInformation Architecture for the World Wide Web

by Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld


O’Reilly Media; 3rd edition (December 7, 2006)

Interviewing UsersInterviewing Users

by Steve Portigal


Rosenfeld Media; 1st edition (May 2, 2013)

A Project Guide to UX DesignA Project Guide to UX Design

by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler


New Riders; 2 edition (March 19, 2012)

Measuring the User ExperienceMeasuring the User Experience

by Thomas Tullis and William Albert


Morgan Kaufmann; 2 edition (July 17, 2013)

Sketching User ExperiencesSketching User Experiences

by Bill Buxton


Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition (March 30, 2007)

About the author

Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has dabbled in the web for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research. Read more

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