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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

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Karen, please see this question. –  Vitaly Mijiritsky Apr 8 '11 at 7:57
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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
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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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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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