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Best UI Design Books To Read

Here is a list of the best Ui Design books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) (2014)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadSince 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, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject. Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made Don’t Make Me Think a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability….
Author(s): Steve Krug

2. UX Strategy: How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want (2015)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadUser experience (UX) strategy requires a careful blend of business strategy and UX design, but until now, there hasn’t been an easy-to-apply framework for executing it. This hands-on guide introduces lightweight strategy tools and techniques to help you and your team craft innovative multi-device products that people want to use.Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world…
Author(s): Jaime Levy

3. 101 UX Principles: A definitive design guide (2018)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadWe want our UX to be brilliant. We want to create stunning user experiences. We want our UX to drive the success of our business with useful and usable software products. This book draws on the wisdom and training of Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman to help you get your UX right – in 101 ways!101 UX Principles shows you the 101 most important things you need to know about usability and design. A practical reference for UX professionals, and a shortcut to greatness for anyone who needs a clear and wise selection of principles to guide their UX success. Learn the key principles that drive brilliant UX design.Enjoy…
Author(s): Will Grant

4. UI is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication (2013)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadUser interface design is a challenging, multi-disciplinary activity that requires understanding a wide range of concepts and techniques that are often subjective and even conflicting. Imagine how much it would help if there were a single perspective that you could use to simplify these complex issues down to a small set of objective principles. In UI is Communication, Everett McKay explains how to design intuitive user interfaces by focusing on effective human communication. A user interface is ultimately a conversation between users and technology. Well-designed user interfaces use…
Author(s): Everett N McKay

5. Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated: 125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach through Design (2010)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadWhether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work—until now. Just a few of the principles that will , , and help you : The book is so that principles can be easily and quickly referenced by name. For those interested in addressing a specific problem of design, the (How can I help people learn from my design? How can I enhance…
Author(s): William Lidwell , Kritina Holden, et al.

6. Practical UI Patterns for Design Systems: Fast-Track Interaction Design for a Seamless User Experience (2019)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadUnderstanding UI patterns is invaluable to anyone creating websites for the first time. It helps you make connections between which tools are right for which jobs, understand the processes, and think deeply about the context of a problem.  This is your concise guide to the tested and proven general mechanisms for solving recurring user interface problems, so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You’ll see how to find a pattern you can apply to a given UI problem and how to deconstruct patterns to understand them  in depth, including their…
Author(s): Diana MacDonald

7. Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design (2011)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadDespite all of the UI toolkits available today, it’s still not easy to design good application interfaces. This bestselling book is one of the few reliable sources to help you navigate through the maze of design options. By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand.This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice…
Author(s): Jenifer Tidwell

8. UX for Beginners: A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons (2016)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadApps! Websites! Rubber Ducks! Naked Ninjas! This book has everything. If you want to get started in user experience design (UX), you’ve come to the right place: 100 self-contained lessons that cover the whole spectrum of fundamentals.Forget dry, technical material. This book—based on the wildly popular UX Crash Course from Joel Marsh’s blog The Hipper Element—is laced with the author’s snarky brand of humor, and teaches UX in a simple, practical way. Becoming a professional doesn’t have to be boring.Follow the real-life UX process from start-to-finish and…
Author(s): Joel Marsh

9. Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI (2018)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadYour mission: To design an intuitive UI for your next project. Your problem: You're not sure what "intuitive UI" really means. Worst problem: Your team isn't sure either, so your discussions about intuitive design are unproductive and opinion-driven. If this sounds familiar, Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI will give you the insight, principles, and guidelines you need to get the job done. You'll learn the objective and actionable steps for designing intuitive UIs–for mobile, web, and desktop apps. Mission accomplished!…
Author(s): Everett N McKay , Devon Musgrave, et al.

10. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition (2013)

 Best UI Design Books To ReadEven the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious — even liberating — book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.The Design of Everyday Things…
Author(s): Don Norman

Best Ui Design Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some ui design books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

UI Design for iOS App Development: Using SwiftUI

Author(s): Bear Cahill
ID: 2882986, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

UX and UI Strategy: A step by step Guide on UX and UI design

Author(s): Pamala Deacon
ID: 2848340, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Practical UI Patterns for Design Systems. Fast-Track Interaction Design for a Seamless User Experience

Author(s): Diana MacDonald
ID: 2387745, Publisher: APRESS, Year: 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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