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.


  • 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.


  • 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.