Books - past, present and future

Current book

Previous books:


  • Testing with Humans by Giff Constable (February 2018)


  • Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull (December 2018)
  • Living in Information: Responsible Design for Digital Places by Jorge Arango (October 2018)
  • Think Like an Anthropologist by Matthew Engelke (August 2018)
  • This is Service Design Doing by Marc Stinkdorn,‎ Markus Edgar Hormess , Adam Lawrence ,‎ Jakob Schneider (June 2018)
  • Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows (April 2018)
  • 100 things every designer needs to know about people by Susan Weinschenky (February 2018)
  • Presto Sketching: The Magic of Simple Drawing for Brilliant Product Thinking and Design by Ben Crothers (December 2017)
  • No Interface by Golden Krishna (October 2017)
  • In honor of UX Australia, we're reading a collection of articles by Mike Monteiro: 123, and 4 (August 2017)
  • Change by Design: How Design Thinking transforms organisations and inspires innovation by Tim Brown (June 2017)
  • The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future by Kevin Kelly (April 2017)
  • Predictably Irrational: The hidden forces that shape our decisions by Dan Ariely (February 2017)
  • Liminal Thinking: Create the change you want by changing the way you think – by Dave Gray (December 2016)
  • Just enough research by Erika Hall (October 2016)
  • Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen (August 2016)
  • Design for Real Life by Eric Meyer and Sara Wachter-Boettcher (June 2016)
  • Articulating Design Decisions by Tom Greever (April 2016)
  • Hooked by Nir Eyal (February 2016)
  • Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull (December 2015)
  • Service Design by Andy Polaine, Ben Reason, and Lavrans Lovlie (October 2015)
  • Managing Chaos by Lisa Welchman (August 2015)
  • Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman (June -2015)
  • Practical Empathy by Indy Young (April 2015) - Nhung Nguyen review
  • A Practical Guide to Information Architecture by Donna Spencer (February 2015)
2014 and earlier
  • Design for kids - by Debra Levin Gelman (December 2014)
  • Designing Together by Dan M Brown (October 2014) - Elle Geraghty review
  • Usable Usability by Eric Reiss (August 2014)
  • Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman (June 2014)
  • Designing for behaviour change - by Stephen Wendel (April 14)
  • The User Experience Team of One: A Research and Design Survival Guide by Leah Buley (February 2014) - Justin Tauber review
  • Microinteractions by Dan Saffer (December 2013)
  • Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design by Mark Kuniavsky (October 2013)
  • Interviewing Users by Steve Portigal (August 2013)
  • Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden (June 2013)
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard Thaler & Cass Sunstein (April 2013)
  • Agile Experience Design - by Lindsay Ratcliffe and Marc McNiell (February 2013)
  • Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students, by Ellen Lupton (December 2012)
  • Content Strategy for the web by Kristina Halverson (October 2012)
  • Playful Design by John Ferrara (August 2012)
  • Mobile First" by Luke Wroblewski (June 2012)
  • Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design by Giles Colbourne (April 2012)
  • Seductive Interaction Design by Stephen Anderson (Feb 2012)
  • 100 things every designer needs to know about people, by Susan Weinschenk (Dec 2011)
  • The Paradox of Choice : Why Less is More by Barry Schwartz (Oct 2011)
  • This is Service Design Thinking by Jakob Schneider (August 2011)
  • Mobile Design and development by Brian Fling (June 2011)
  • Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell, Katrina Holden and Jill Butler (April 2011)
  • Undercover User Experience Design by Cennydd Bowles and James Box (Feb 2011)
  • Change by Design by Tim Brown (Dec 2010)
  • Storytelling for User Experience by Whitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks. (October 2010)
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (August 2010)
  • Prototyping: A Practitioners guide to prototyping by Todd Zaki Warfel (June 2010)
  • Rocket Surgery Made Easy by Steve Krug (April 2010)
  • The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda (Feb 2010)
  • Thoughts on Interaction Design by John Kolko (December 2009)
  • Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks by Luke Wroblewski (October 2009)
  • Glut by Alex Wright (August 2009)
  • Subject to Change Adaptive Path (June 2009)
  • Designing the Social Web, by Joshua Porter (April 2009)
  • Sketching User Experiences: Getting the right design and the design right, by Bill Buxton (February 2009)

Books to consider for the future:

(If you have other thoughts on possible books to add to this list, please let Ivy, Le, Kevin or Mike know.)