Ever since I started UX Recipe and being more absorbed into the product world at Grapefruit, I searched for various resources to help me out—teaching, guiding or inspiring me. Here are the best books, courses or links I used, currently use, or intend to use (in no particular order):
Designing Products People Love
You gotta try Scott Hurff's (Tinder) book. It's a great reflection of what's happening now in the product stage and presents great insight how to build a product in these modern times. Moreover, it's packed with interviews with designers, developers and owners from popular companies.
Audacity Product Design Course
A very cool video course focused on building digital products. Besides the fact that it's free, you gain access to insight on behalf of Google design team and not only. It's well structured and a pleasure to go through all the content.
InVision offers a wide range of e-courses sent to you via mail. I went through all of them and they are a great read together with coffee or tea.
Design Workflow with Sketch
Making a Product Designer
Fundamental UI Design
Principles of UX Design
I recently discovered this gem and I'm still wondering today—How in the hell I didn't discover this sooner? It's full of interviews with designers, developers and product people from top companies and startups (Facebook, Google, Airbnb, IDEO, Principle, Sketch, Microsoft, Twitter and many many more... like 140 episodes of more).
Thanks to UX Recipe's iOS app, I am practicing and polishing my Xcode skills. And let me tell you this... Meng To's book is plain awesome. It explains you with such passion and clarity, I can't wait to finish it and publish my next app (Ooops, I said to much :D)
If you don't know Samuel Hulick's breakdown slides you don't know app design. But did you know he has a book? I bought it, read it and now I'm at its second read. It's that good! And of course it's written in Hulick's signature style.
IDEO Design Kit
The course will launch in September. I can't wait to gather up the team and start delving more and more into Human Centered Design—the IDEO way.
The Sprint Book
I always seem to return to this book. It's the 3rd time I'm reading it and it's always a pleasure to go through the pages. It's the must of all musts.
Another book on my "To-Read" list is Hooked. Yes, I'm hooked on Hooked. As with The Sprint Book, I'm enjoying a preview of it from Marius's collection of books.
From time to time, I lose myself in magazines. I haven't fully subscribed to the following, but I always get my hands on most of them when I'm in one of UK's airports. What can I say—people buy souvenirs, I buy design magazines.
Web Designer Mag
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