Reading in 2011

I’ve always loved reading good design books. I believe they are better and reliable source of information as compared to blogs as many great people put lot of hard work to get a single book out. In 2011, I bought 40 books and managed to read just 16 as of now.

Books I’ve read:


  • Seductive Interaction Design┬áRecommended
  • Designed for Use┬áRecommended
  • Simple And Usable┬áRecommended
  • Designing for Emotion┬áRecommended
  • Search Patterns
  • Ordering Disorder
  • Defensive design for the Web
  • Smashing CSS
  • Designing with Data
  • Mobile First
  • A practical guide to Information Architecture
  • Designing the invisible
  • Responsive Web Design
  • CSS3 for Web Designers
  • Adaptive Web Design
  • Understanding Comics

To be read:


  • Mental Models
  • About Face 3
  • Neuro Web Design
  • 100-things Every Designer needs to know about People
  • Tapworthy
  • Communicating Design
  • Designing Interactions
  • Type and Typography
  • Typewise
  • Hardboiled Web Design
  • Undercover UX Design
  • The inmates are running the Asylum
  • Stop Stealing Sheep
  • The New Typography
  • Building Web Reputation Systems
  • The Design Professionalism
  • Thinking With Type
  • Sketching User Experiences
  • The art of looking sideways
  • How to Create selling e-commerce websites
  • jQuery - Novice to Ninja
  • Fancy Form Design
  • Smashing Book 2
  • Web App Success
  • Ways of Seeing

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  • # Karl Fernandes
    says on January 12

    You have to finish Hardboiled Web Design! One of the most useful books I’ve every bought. Worth every rupee…


  • # Tyson Cadenhead
    says on January 19

    I love understanding comics! I was somehow able to cite it on a good number of my college research papers…


  • # Eric Lenhard
    says on February 15

    Nice list! Smashing book is awesome, thanks to your list I think there are a couple of other books I’m going to check out.


  • # john
    says on January 23

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    says on January 23

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