Usability and HCI books to get you started

A Listmania! list by R "splog_the_troll" (UK)
 
The Design of Everyday Things
1.  The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
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  "An easy read that serves as an excellent introduction to the world of human-centred product design"
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Human Computer Interaction
2.  Human Computer Interaction by Alan Dix
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  "A handy and useful reference text that explains in detail some of the principles underpinning Human-Computer Interaction and gives a good detailed introduction to many topics"
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Introduction to Communication Studies (Studies in Culture & Communication)
3.  Introduction to Communication Studies (Studies in Culture & Communication) by John Fiske
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  "This book is a little dry, not an easy read, and feels dated in terms of its prose, it is however crammed full of useful content well explained"
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Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data
4.  Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data by Stephen Few
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  "If you already know a lot about information presentation and HCI this book doesn't have a lot of new content to offer, but it is well presented and includes many applied examples"
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Visual Thinking: For Design (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)
5.  Visual Thinking: For Design (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies) by Colin Ware
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  "An excellent primer to visual design and the properties of the human visual perception system"
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Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests
6.  Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests by Jared Spool
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  "A good book to have around if you find yourself a little rusty, or just want to reassure yourself that you are doing things the 'right' way"
31.22   Used & New from: 18.79

GUI Bloopers 2.0: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and DOS (Interactive Technologies)
7.  GUI Bloopers 2.0: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and DOS (Interactive Technologies) by Jeff Johnson
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  "It's good to be reminded that it isn't only you who has to face up to and explain the same old problems over and over again..."
24.04   Used & New from: 7.00
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