Books

Below are several books that we have found helpful in the course of our work. Appearance on the lists below does not constitute endorsement by UARC or Michigan State University.

Usability

  • Albert, W., Tullis, T., & Tedesco, D. (2010). Beyond the usability lab: Conducting large-scale online user experience studies. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
  • Barnum, C. M. (2011). Usability testing essentials: Ready, set...test! 2nd Ed. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Bias, R. G. & Mayhew, D. J. (Eds.). (2005). Cost-justifying usability, second edition: An update for the internet age. 2nd Ed. San Francisco: C. A. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
  • Buie, E., & Murray, D. (2012). Usability in government systems: User experience design for citizens and public servants. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Krug, S. (2010). Rocket surgery made easy: The do-it-yourself guide to finding and fixing usability problems.1st Ed. Berkley, CA: New Riders Publishing.
  • Krug, S. (2014). Don't make me think, revisited: A common sense approach to web usability. 3rd Ed. Indianapolis: New Riders Publishing.
  • Nielsen, J. & Loranger, H. (2006). Prioritizing web usability. Berkeley: New Riders.
  • Nielsen, J. (2000). Designing web usability. Indianapolis: New Riders Publishing.
  • Nielsen, J., & Budiu, R. (2013). Mobile usability. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Reiss, E. (2012). Usable usability: Simple steps for making stuff better. Indianapolis: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Rubin, J. & Chisnell, D. (2008). Handbook of usability testing: How to plan, design, and conduct effective tests. 2nd Ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Tullis, T. & Albert, W. (2008). Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics. Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.

Accessibility

  • Harper, S., & Yesilada, Y. (2010). Web Accessibility: A Foundation for Research. London: Springer-Verlag.
  • Henry, S. L. (2007). Just ask: Integrating accessibility throughout design. Self-published.
  • Horton, S., & Quesenbery, W. (2013). A web for everyone: Designing accessible user experiences. Brooklyn, NY: Rosenfeld Media.
  • Lazar, J. (Ed.). (2007). Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User Populations. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Design and Information Architecture

  • Banga, C., & Weinhold, J. (2014). Essential mobile interaction design: Perfecting interface design in mobile apps. Boston: Addison Wesley.
  • Buley, L. (2013). The user experience team of one: A research and design survival guide. Brooklyn, NY: Rosenfeld Media.
  • Colborne, G. (2011). Simple and usable: Web, mobile, and interaction design. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Cooper, A., Reimann, R., Cronin, D., Noessel, C., Csimandi, J., & LeMoine, D. (2014). About face: The essentials of interaction design. 4th ed. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.
  • Fisk, A. D., Rogers, W. A., Charness, N., Czaja, S. J., & Sharit, J.(2009). Designing for older adults: Principles and creative human factors approaches. 2nd Ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Goodman, E., Kuniavsky, M., & Moed, A. (2012). Observing the user experience: A practitioner's guide to user research. Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Gothelf, J., & Seiden, J. (2013). Lean UX: Applying lean principles to improve the user experience. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
  • Hartson, R., & Pyla, P. (2012). The UX book: Process and guidelines for ensuring a quality user experience. Waltham, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Hoober, S., & Berkman, E. (2012). Designing mobile interfaces. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
  • Kadlec, T. (2013). Implementing responsive design: Building sites from an anywhere, everywhere web. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Kalbach, J. & Gustafson, A. (2007). Designing Web Navigation: Optimizing the User Experience. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
  • Lowdermilk, T. (2013). User-centered design: A developer's guide to building user-friendly applications. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
  • Nodder, C. (2013). Evil by design: Interaction design to lead us into temptation. Indianapolis: Wiley.
  • Norman, D. (2013). The design of everyday things: Revised and expanded edition. New York: Basic Books.
  • Patton, J (2014). User story mapping: Discover the whole story, build the product right. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
  • Quesenbery, W., & Brooks, K. (2010). Storytelling for user experience: Crafting stories for better design. Brooklyn, NY: Rosenfeld Media.
  • Redish, J. (2007). Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works. San Francisco. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
  • Righi, C. & James, J. (2007). User-centered design stories. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
  • Rosenfeld, L. & Morville, P. (2015). Information architecture: For the web and beyond. 4th ed. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media.
  • Unger, R., & Chandler, C. (2012). A project guide to UX design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Weinschenk, S. M. (2011). 100 things every designer needs to know about people. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Wroblewski, L. (2011). Mobile first. New York City, NY: A Book Apart.
  • Zeldman, J. (2009). Designing with web standards. 3rd Ed. Indianapolis: New Riders Publishing.