At verynice, we value input from our community network and feel they are a fantastic resource for idea sharing. Recently, we asked our community network what their recommended reads were for UI/UX design, specifically desktop applications, forms, and the like. Their offerings were too good not to share! Here are six recommended reads provided by the verynice community network:
Shout out to Matthew Manos for initiating the conversation by offering his first two recommended reads! According to Matthew, Papanek is great for digging into the “U” of UX.
Matthew provided his second suggestion, which he said was peripherally relevant book, which one of his mentors used when he was in college.
#3: All of the Rosenfeld Books
Thanks for this recommendation, Michael Manalo! He stated that these books offer a lot of really good and credible UX practitioners writing about UX practices. He named specifically,
- “The User’s Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love”, by Donna Lichaw
- “The Mobile Frontier: A Guide for Designing Mobile Experiences”, Rachel Hinman
- “Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design”, by Whitney Quesenbery & Kevin Brooks
#4: UX Pin
Shout out to verynice’s Art Director Alisa Olinova for recommending these awesome online reads! She specifically mentioned,
- “The Guide to Wireframing”
- “Web UI Design Best Practices” Chapter 4: Understanding Visual Hierarchy & UI Patterns” (pages 31-50).
Katharine Hargreaves provided a book by the talented Luke Wroblewski, describing him as “the king of mobile”. According to Katharine, the book is fantastic for web form design.
Drusilla Ray threw out “Cadence and Slang”, saying that this resource “advocates evergreen guidelines for technology”. Though this is an “eccentric read” this book hold valuable information.
Added bonus! Read the first chapter free here.
At verynice we’re reminded every day that our greatest impact is made when we collaborate and work together. Thank you to all of our community members for being assets for designers, beginning and experts.
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