Recent m-am apucat de un curs de User Experience Design. (UX Design). UX design este un proces care urmărește interacțiunea unui utilizator cu un product îmbunătățind accesibilitatea, utilizarea și satisfacția acestuia.

UX design-ul este catalogat ca design conceptual, având rădăcini în ergonomie și interacțiunea om-computer, domeniu care din 1940 studiază interacțiunile dintre om, computer și mediu.

Primul cercetător care a inventat termenul de use experience a fost Donald Norman:

I invented the term because I thought human interface and usability were too narrow. I wanted to cover all aspects of the person’s experience with the system including industrial design graphics, the interface, the physical interaction and the manual. Since then the term has spread widely, so much so that it is starting to lose its meaning.

UXD este o disciplină  interesantă și interactivă care înglobează tehnici și elemente din etnografie, design vizual, tehnici de interviuri, statistică, sociologie, tipografie. Iar oferta de cărți este și ea complexă și bogată. Mai jos voi încerca să strâng o listă de cărți care să te ajute să descoperi UXD. (NB: Nu este o listă de must-read, ci mai degrabă o listă cât mai cuprinzătoare. Cu timpul voi reveni cu recenzii și, cine știe, voi curatoria lista).

  1. Smashing UX Design: Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences– Jesmond Allen and James Chudley
  2. 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People – Susan M. Weinschenk
  3. Usable Usability– Eric Reiss
  4. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, – Steve Krug
  5. Measuring The User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics– Tom Tullis and Bill Albert
  6. Designing Together: The collaboration and conflict management handbook for creative professionals — Dan M. Brown
  7. The User Experience Team of One: A Research and Design Survival Guide — Leah Buley
  8. Practical Empathy: For Collaboration and Creativity in Your Work — Indi Young
  9. Design of Everyday Things — Don Norman
  10. Evil by Design — Chris Nodder
  11. The UX Book — Rex Hartson and Pardha Pyla
  12. Lean UX — Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
  13. UI is Communication — Everett N McKay
  14. Designing with the Mind in Mind — Jeff Johnson
  15. Discussing Design — Adam Connor and Aaron Irizarry
  16. Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things — Don Norman
  17. The War of Art — Steven Pressfield
  18. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be — Paul Arden
  19. Universal Principles of Design — William Lidwell and Kritina Holden
  20. Hello World: Where Design Meets Life — Alice Rawsthorn
  21. Thinking Architecture — Peter Zumthor
  22. Grid Systems in Graphic Design — Josef Muller-Brockmann
  23. The Craft of Copywriting — Alastair Crompton
  24. Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World — Timothy Goodman
  25. The Paradox of Choice Barry Shwartz
  26. The Best Interface Is No Interface — Golden Krishna
  27. This is Service Design Thinking —Mark Stickdorn
  28. Universal Principles of Design — William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler
  29. Tools of Titans — Timothy Ferriss
  30. The Humane Interface — Jef Raskin
  31. Creativity Inc. — Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  32. Designing Design — Kenya Hara
  33. Design, Form, and Chaos — Paul Rand
  34. Universal Methods of Design — Bruce Hanington
  35. Envisioning Information — Edward Tufte
  36. Prototyping A Practitioner’s Guide — Todd Zaki Warfel
  37. A Practical Guide to Information Architecture — Donna Spencer
  38. About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design — Alan Cooper
  39. The Elements of Typographic Style — Robert Bringhurst
  40. Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual — Timothy Samara
  41. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products — Nir Eyal
  42. The Lean Startup by — Eric Ries
  43. Zero to One — Peter Thiel
  44. Made to Stick — Chip & Dan Heath
  45. The Smarter Screen– Jonah Lehrer
  46. The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals– Chris McChesney
  47. The Design of Future Things– Donald Norman
  48. Designing your life– David Kelley
  49. Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked– Adam Alter
  50. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us– Seth Godin
  51. Small DATA: The Tiny Clues that Uncover Huge Trends– Martin Lindstrom
  52. Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding– Orly Lobel
  53. The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional– Agustin Fuentes
  54. Uplifting Service: The Proven Path to Delighting Your Customers, Colleagues, and Everyone Else You Meet– Ron Kaufman
  55. Dataclysm– Christian Rudder
  56. The Attention Merchants– Tim Wu
  57. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days– Braden Kowitz și Jake Knapp
  58. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products– Nir Eyal
  59. Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible– Sophie Lovell
  60. Less and More. The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
  61. Icon Handbook
  62. Type Matters!– Jim Williams
  63. Abstract Logo
  64. Symbol– Steven Bateman
  65. London Underground by Design– Mark Ovenden
  66. The art of the Interview– Lawrence Grobel
  67. colecțiile A Book Apart.

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