The 4 most recent product design books

Why disregarding product design books is a mistake

The problem with most reading lists

Books that have more than 10 years.

Books that are too high-level

  1. The obsolescence issue already mentioned above. If you provide detailed UX or UI advices, you will become obsolete once a new technology gets trendy, or once an unexpected world event changes user behavior. In a time and field where things change so quickly, sticking to high-level principles makes your book (and your reading list) age better.
  2. Most of those books are not targeted at designers, but at product owners and project managers. And that, in my opinion, is a problem itself.

Books that give product managers a light about design or that give designers a light about business.

The 4 most recent product design books you should be reading right now and why

1) Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It — by Mike Monteiro

2) Mismatch: How inclusion shapes design — by Kate Holmes

3) Captivology: The Science of Capturing Peoples’ Attention — by Ben Parr

4) User friendly: How the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work and play — by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant

Our own book about product design: Product Design Process

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