I get a lot of questions from people that are new to user experience design, asking me about materials or books on the subject. As I did reply to everyone’s emails, I thought it would be best to set up a short list of my favorite resources that helped me to become a better practitioner.
UX & Usability Articles & Online Resources
Nielsen Norman Group
Evidence-Based User Experience Research, Training, and Consulting – Started by Jakob Nielsen „The Guru of Web Page Usability” (since 1988)
Central, one-stop resource for everything related to user experience design and much more.
The UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience community (beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers).
Smashing Magazine UX Section
Quality articles on usability, information architecture, interaction design and other user experience (UX) related topics.
Insights and inspiration to both professionals working in all aspects of user experience (UX)—at every stage in their career—and students who are just beginning their journey in user experience.
User Experience Articles & great usability training I would gladly recommend for anyone.
User Experience Stack Exchange
Question and answer website for User Experience Designers, Information Architects, and Human Computer Interaction researchers. It has a great user base and it’s the main place you should look for answers.
UX, Usability & General Design Books
Universal Principles of Design
Universal Methods of Design
Graphic Design Theory
Don’t make me think
Rocket Surgery Made Easy
UX For Lean Startups
The UX Book
Playful Design (Rosenfeld)
Storytelling For User Experience (Rosenfeld)
Web Form Design (Rosenfeld)
The Elements of User Experience
Sketching User Experiences: the Workbook
Simple and Usable
A Practical Guide to Information Architecture
Designing The Obvious
Communicating the User Experience
Measuring the User Experience
UX Designer Coffee Cup
This is my Flipboard magazine, where I usually flip all the interesting user experience articles that I come across the web.
And if you’re already using Flipboard on your smartphone or tablet, then you should definitely give it a try. In my opinion this is the best social news reader ever made.
Or you can just bookmark it and read it in the browser.