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Check out the latest updates to the Monster List of UX Books.

New Home for Monster List Updates

I recently started publishing new update posts for the Monster List to my website in addition to Medium. I’ve now transferred all of my previous update posts to my website. This wasn’t a straight copy/paste. The posts now highlight book recommendations and reviews from users of the Monster List. I will continue posting updates to Medium for the time being, but my website is now the primary home for Monster List updates.

Read this post on my website.

1000 Books

The Monster List of UX Books recently hit a new…


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Check out the latest updates to the Monster List of UX Books.

This post originally appeared on my website.

New Book Lists

Design Books by Womxn & People of Color by Yuan Wang

Newly Released Books

March

Health Design Thinking: Creating Products and Services for Better Health by Bon Ku & Ellen Lupton

April

Business Thinking for Designers by Ryan Rumsey

Remote Work for Design Teams by Ben Goldman, Abby Sinnott, & Greg Storey

August

Design Engineering Handbook by Natalya Shelburne, Adekunle Oduye, Kim Williams, & Eddie Lou

Design for Cognitive Bias by David Dylan Thomas

October

I Want a UX Job!: How to Make a Career Change Into Ux…


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Here are the latest updates to the Monster List of UX Books.

This post is also on my website.

Recently Added Book Lists

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started in UX Research by Lade Tawak

What’s the One Book You Give to Explain Design? by Scott Berkun

Newly Released Books

June

Digital Compassion by Per Axbom

August

Beyond The Prototype: A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes by Douglas Ferguson

October

Just Enough Research, 2nd Edition by Erika Hall

November

Expressive Design Systems by Yesenia Perez-Cruz (Pre-order now, available November 21)

Other Recently Added Books

A Beginner’s Guide to Finding…


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Here are the latest updates to the Monster List of UX Books.

Author Links

This is still a work in progress, but I’ve started adding links to authors’ Twitter profiles and blogs to the Authors page of the Monster List so that you can follow your favorite authors.


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Here are the latest updates to the Monster List of UX Books.

Publication Dates

I added publication dates for most books (I couldn’t find dates for some) as well as a New Releases view.

New Gallery Views

I also added new gallery views for Rated Books, New Releases, and Recently Added books.


Not later either

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A few months back, I started noticing a trend in the micro-copy on pop-up notifications. These pop-ups, often asking me to do something like review an app, turn on notifications, or sign up for a newsletter, have two buttons. One is the call-to-action, and the other is usually labelled “Not Now”:


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A little over a year ago, I created The Monster List of UX Books by compiling every list of recommended UX books I could find into a Google spreadsheet. While a spreadsheet worked well enough in the beginning, updating the list was tedious and error-prone (inaccurate tallies, duplicate books and authors, etc.). I had also received many requests from users for features like rating books, which Google Sheets could not support.

This post is also on my website.

Moving to Airtable

Over the past few months, I’ve been transferring the Monster List to Airtable, a web app for creating databases, as well as…

Chris Oliver

Interaction Designer @Fjord / @AccentureFed | Creator of the Monster List of UX Books: colvr.co/uxbks | Porfolio: chrisoliver.co

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