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Must-read User Interface Book?

Books can be on user experience, user interface, and/or usability.

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marked as duplicate by Vitaly Mijiritsky, Rahul, Charles Boyung, ChrisF, Patrick McElhaney Apr 8 '11 at 19:41

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

Karen, please see this question. – Vitaly Mijiritsky Apr 8 '11 at 7:57
Also questions that just ask for a list of answers aren't particularly useful. Some do remain but only if they've generated useful answers. However, they are rare. – ChrisF Apr 8 '11 at 14:44

Definitely Alan Cooper's The Inmates Are Running the Asylum. It has really good examples (of bad UI/UX) from everyday life most of us can relate.

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Very well written, interesting to read, and lots of good examples again and again, right from the start. – Mads Skjern Aug 12 '15 at 5:45

Emotional Design by Don Norman.

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I would have to say Steve Krug's "Rocket Surgery Made Easy".

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Steve Krug's Don't Make Me Think is an excellent introduction to the field.

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