Home Library of UI-Designer: 5 Books for Your Evening Read

Olga, Chief editor - July 6, 2015
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Intelligence . Try to move away from routine tasks while you are looking for an inspiration for new projects! Here I tried to pick up really useful and exciting books for UI-Designers. Well, let’s read and create!

Don't make me thinkSteve Krug “Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

I truly believe that without mastering the ideas expressed here, designers should not be allowed to design any web-sites. It’s strict but it’s fair! A must-read book for all novice UI-Designers! Besides, it may be extremely helpful for those web-site owners who are trying to understand the basics of web usability.

Storytelling-bookWhitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks “Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting stories for better design

We use stories for communication, exploration and inspiration. In field of interface design and interaction (User Experience) stories help us to understand our customers or their purpose and to present the results of our researches. In this book, the authors teach you how to create and tell your own stories using user-friendly interfaces. Nice thing for people who want to understand the world of interfaces deeply.

Design of everyday things book coverDonald Norman “The Design of Everyday Things

This book appeals to everyone who is interested in software development and design of consumer interfaces. It is a basic book about user-centric design, which became a best-seller in the United States. It contains many examples of “good and bad design” and provides designers with simple rules they can use to make all sorts of interfaces more comfortable.

The inmates are running the asylumAlan Cooper “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity

How can we resist the onslaught of computer technologies penetrating into our lives? Our phones, cameras, cars and web-sites – everything that surrounds us is automated, programmed and created by people. Now, we have to make these products easy to use. Alan Cooper lights our path, go on!

Designing interfacesJenifer Tidwell “Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design

A very good book which helps to systemize all you know about the creation process of user interfaces. It can serve (as it is written in the introduction) as a stimulus for inspiration and new ideas in UI-design. Well written and easy to read.

Not everyone can create an efficient User Interface. It is essential to have a bright talent and passion for creation. But even talent is not determinative, if you have a big gap in basic knowledge. Books give hope and light to ordinary people and a vital creative energy to UI-designers.

So, have you already chosen the first one to read?

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