My Top Books For Product Designers 📚
Courtesy of @jeliazkovdsgn
I know that reading a book might not be your top priority, but reading this list is a must for every product designer ☝
1️⃣Creative Confidence — by Dave & Tom Kelly
2️⃣Made to Stick — by Chip and Dan Heath
3️⃣Don’t Make Me Think — by Steve Krug
4️⃣Hacking Growth — by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown
5️⃣The Design of Everyday Things — by Don Norman
6️⃣The Lean Startup — by Eric Ries
I am currently reading Thinking Fast and Slow and absolutely love it.
It’s an outstandingly clear and precise study of the ‘dual-process’ model of the brain and our embedded self-delusions.
A powerful and inspiring book from the founders of IDEO, the award-winning design firm, on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.
Why do disproved urban legends persist? How do you keep letting newspapers and clickbait sites lure you in with their headlines? And why do you remember complicated stories but not complicated facts?
Hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design.
Think of the Growth Hacking methodology as doing for market-share growth what Lean Start-Up did for product development, and Scrum did for productivity.
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door.
Ries developed the idea for the lean startup from his experiences as a startup advisor, employee, and founder.
Bonus — tools that may be useful in your designer way:
Webflow — all-in-one web design tool that allows users to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually.
Crello — the simplest online image editor. A simple but powerful tool to create awesome designs for any social media format — posts, covers, graphics, and posters using the best software on the web. It’s easy! A lot of animated designs.
Designmodo — a timesaving tool that helps create websites and email builders designed for developers, designers, marketers, and non-tech users.
LPgenerator — professional landing page platform for your business to generate new leads and increase sales.
Flowkit — allows designers to create frighteningly fast user flows within Sketch and Figma.
Leadpages — lets you build beautiful, high-converting websites, unlimited landing pages, pop-up forms you can add to your other websites.