5 books every user interface designer should read

The Internet is very good to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and trends, but when you have to study a topic like user interface in depth, books are still a better choice. In this post I present you with some of the best books to learn about user interface design.

1. Don’t make me think

Steve Krug’s best seller takes a very practical approach to usability. It puts you in the user’s perspective and explains why your website’s visitors leave your website and don’t buy.

It’s filled with many examples and shows you how to create more intuitive interfaces.


2. Sketching user experiences

A book that focuses on the prototyping work for creating usable interface designs.


3. Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design

I could have recommended you some of Joseph Müller-Brockmann’s book about grid design, but they are targetting mostly graphic designer. Khoi Vinh’s book, on the other hand, explains you how to apply grid principles to web design.


4. Rocket surgery made easy

Steve Krug’s other book that gives you an approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own web site, application, or other product.


5. The design of every day think

Take a step back and look at objects usability on a broader angle. This book shows you how flaws in design are one of the biggest issues with many products.