User Experience Reading List

A Listmania! list by T. Smith (Chelmsford, Essex England)
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Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Circle.Com Library)
1.  Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (Circle.Com Library) by Steve Krug
The list author says:
  "Must read! Krug takes sites apart with humour and cartoons."
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The Design of Everyday Things
2.  The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
The list author says:
  "A classic, makes you never be able to look at a door knob the same again"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Why High-tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
3.  The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Why High-tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity by Alan Cooper
The list author says:
  "Learn about the Dancing Bear conspiracy... and shudder"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems
4.  The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems by Jef Raskin
The list author says:
  "He invented Macintosh (right). Seriously good ideas here."
31.99   Used & New from: 0.75
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites
5.  Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Louis Rosenfeld
The list author says:
  "The Polar Bear. Context, Content, Users... and other favourite folk songs..."
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Constantine on Peopleware (Yourdon Press Computing Series)
6.  Constantine on Peopleware (Yourdon Press Computing Series) by Larry L. Constantine
The list author says:
  "A collection of columns expounding "Usage" Centered Design"
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Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
7.  Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte
The list author says:
  "Now this is wonderful, if a picture is worth 1000, a diagram is a million"
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Tog on Interface
8.  Tog on Interface by Bruce Tognazzini
The list author says:
  "He invented Macintosh too (hang on)..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Web Pages That Suck: Learn Good Design by Looking at Bad Design
9.  Web Pages That Suck: Learn Good Design by Looking at Bad Design by V Flanders
The list author says:
  "When web design goes bad..."
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Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity
10.  Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity by Jakob Nielsen
The list author says:
  "Jakob is ok with a pinch of salt, read, synthesize, interpret... don't implement"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)
11.  A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series) by Christopher Alexander
The list author says:
  "Usability of Ideas, Life, Chairs and Waist High Shelves."
37.79   Used & New from: 23.35
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Gonzo Marketing: Winning through Worst Practices
12.  Gonzo Marketing: Winning through Worst Practices by Christopher Locke
The list author says:
  "Not usability at all, or is it?"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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