UX Design Resources

Here you will find selected books for beginner and intermediate UX Design to help you gain further knowledge. If you are interested in pursuing a UX design career, you can request a free syllabus and explore our courses.

UX/UI Design Books for Beginners

user experience design book
User Experience Design by Gavin Allanwood

Covering essential topics from user research and experience design to aesthetics, standards and prototyping. User Experience Design explains why user-centred methods are now essential to ensuring the success of a wide range of design projects.

Practical UI patterns book
Practical UI Patterns for Design Systems by Diana MacDonald

Understanding UI patterns is invaluable to anyone creating websites for the first time. 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.

Good Services Book
Good Services by Lou Downe

This book lays out the essential principles for building services that work well for users. Demystifying what we mean by a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ service and describing the common elements within all services that mean they either work for users or don’t.

The design of everyday things book
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman

When The Design of Everyday Things was published in 1988, cognitive scientist Don Norman provocatively proposed that the fault lies not in ourselves, but in design that ignores the needs and psychology of people. Fully revised to keep the timeless principles of psychology up to date.

Lean UX Book
Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

This insightful book teaches you principles, tactics, and techniques to experiment, validate, and continually adjust your designs based on user feedback. Embrace collaboration, iterative cycles, and user-centric design for a better user experience.

Advanced UX Design Books

Business Thinking for designers book
Business Thinking for Designers by Ryan Rumsey 

A guide to understanding how design aligns with business objectives. Discover key vocabulary, strategies, and practical tools for effective communication with your business partners.

design thinking handbook
Design Thinking Handbook
by Eli Woolery

In this book, you’ll learn how to put the thinking-based framework popularized by the Stanford school into practice so you can take on challenges in your organization and reach insightful solutions. 

don't make me think book
Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Use this book as a guide to understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, common sensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.

forever employable book
Forever Employable by Jeff Gothelf

In Forever Employable, Jeff Gothelf blows the lid off of secrets to a path of personal and professional fulfilment. Jeff speaks from experience and provides practical steps to building your own platform.

happiness by design book
Happiness by Design by Paul Dolan

How can we make it easier to be happy?  By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness – without thinking too hard about it. 

ux kitchen podcast
UX Kitchen with Csba Házi

Learn how to become a top-tier product designer, get dream clients, and grow your freelance business. With new episodes every Thursday you will always have something new to learn.

sara brunettini podcast
Sara Brunettini

With over 10,000 followers, Sara Brunetti is passionate about design and creativity. She shares her knowledge with her followers. 

sarah doody youtube channel
Sarah Doody

Sarah Doody is a User Researcher and Experience Designer with more than 20,000 subscribers on YouTube. She has regular streams for UX design insights 

design better podcast
Design Better Podcast

The Design Better podcast by InVision offers a great variety of UX design topics with new guests every week.

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