An ongoing reading list of essential reading for UX Designers. These books cover the main skills and knowledge you need to survive as a user-centred designer.

Design Fundamentals

A Book Apart series

The Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman

Don’t Make Me Think, Steve Krug

Interaction Design – beyond Human-Computer Interaction, Jenny Preece

What Technology Wants, Kevin Kelly

Design for the Real World, Victor Papanek

Psychology for Designers

Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely

Emotional Design, Donald Norman

Becoming a Design Professional

Sprint, Jake Knapp

Lean UX, Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

Communicating Design, Dan Brown

Design is a Job, Mike Monteiro (I recommend listening to the audio book for the full brunt of Mike Monteiro’s personality)

Business and Innovation

Purple Cow, Seth Godin

Start with Why, Simon Sinek