I get asked quite often for book recommendations on different design related topics. I finally found a little bit of time to go through my list of ebooks and paper books and picked a few ones. I ordered the list in different categories to help you go through. So here we go: my personal selection of book on UX design, user research, psychology, UI and web design, ethics, creativity, mobile and responsive web design, accessibility, collaboration, strategy, management and more.
Your weekly curated UX, UI Design and Front-End resources and tools: UX tools and methods, cognitive biases cards, evolution of scrollbar, typography & lettering resources, mobile microsessions, dataviz tips, color accessible design systems, material design form text fields, service design and design systems, designing for people who want to do bad things with your product, new CSS underline properties, Firefox shield users from notification request, CSS variables, and more goodness from Kikk Festival.
Your weekly curated UX, UI Design and Front-End resources and tools: selling the benefits of UX design, 2 Design System (Foyer and Kiwi.com), making bigger clickable area size, a modern CSS reset, a layout tutorial, flight booking anti-patterns, etc.
Cognitive biases are psychological thought mechanisms and tendencies that cause the human brain to draw incorrect conclusions. For better or worse, you can use them in many different ways to influence user behavior in your products and services. These biases will also impact collaboration between team members and during meetings or might influencer your user research. Whether you are creating the user experience of an interfaces or purchasing something online, it’s interesting to be aware of these biases. Laurence Vagner and I created a deck of deck of 52 cognitive bias UX cards to help people discover and understand different cognitive biases.
I’m honoured to be the opening keynote speaker of the LOIC’s Innovation dating event dedicated to User Experience – User Interface in Luxembourg. In this keynote, I explain to companies and organisations why “Investing in User Centric Design is a Good Business Decision”. The slides of the keynote are available in this article.
Your weekly curated UX, UI Design and Front-End ressources and tools: a color palette tool, accessibility in the news, an ebook on design systems for developers, iOS 13 and PWAs, typography and text rendering, UX and animations, an article trying to explain the crappy interface we still have today, etc.
Your weekly curated UX, UI Design and Front-End ressources and tools: some design principles posters, design ethics, UX research for startups, CSS mistakes, work/life balance resources, some goose JS for your site to honk at your visitors, performance & animations, amazon’s column A/B testing, Figma plugins, variable fonts & Google API, Sketch’s smart layouts, product design tips, AI generated faces for your projects, etc.
This year, I started reading less technical books this year and instead read more books about management, leadership and human relationships at work. Those books help me build my career and I hope also help me become a better co-worker. Here is a selection of the last 4 books I finished that are all about team management, getting better (or starting) public speaking, surviving and staying creative in a corporate company and holding up as a women in tech.
Your weekly curated UX, UI Design and Front-End ressources and tools: video games inspire great UX, dev jokes, advice for new designers, accessibility, CSS Grid Layout, color palette tool, the hover: media query, performance, design system, inconsisten browser behavior with buttons, AI design patterns, email support table, dark theme with CSS variables, etc.
Your weekly curated UX, UI Design and Front-End ressources and tools: cooperative design systems, mobile UX, image compression, Apple’s design consistency, better search results, design ethics and doing the right thing, sliding hero images UX, robots and captchas, performance and data loading, making meetings better, dealing with people who don’t get design, cancel vs close design pattern, illustrations design trends, etc.