Free ‘Getting Real’ book by 37signals

Getting Real 37 Signals37signals are most well known as the creators of Basecamp. I love their approach to business and highly recommend you buy their book Rework. It’s packed full of really useful business advice that’s incredibly down to earth and makes much more practical sense than any other business book I’ve read.

They’re now giving away free copies of their book, Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application.

On Amazon this book currently retails at £15.89 for the paperback and £6.99 for the Kindle version, so I recommend you download your copy whilst it’s free!

20 FREE eBooks you need to design an outstanding user experience / ux

I’ve put together a must-have list of 20 FREE eBooks that anyone who’s interested in improving their design, user experience, creativity and time management should read. Put together, the whole list is perfect for people looking to improve their user experience design, but individually the books can be applied to many disciplines. Have a look, i’m positive you’ll find at least 2 you just HAVE to download right now! Press the button below which will take you to the list of books. You can then choose which to download.

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11 Free User Experience Books

Thanks to The UX Bookmark for this great list of free online user experience books!
1.   Search User Interfaces– by Marti A. Hearst
2.   Web Style Guide– by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton
3.   Designing Interfaces– by Jenifer Tidwell (Most of the book is available online, not all of it, as pointed out by Amanda)
4.   Designing Mobile Interfaces– by Steven Hoober and Eric Berkman
5.   The Psychology of Menu Selection: Designing Cognitive Control at the Human/Computer Interface- by Kent L. Norman 
8.   Building accessible websites– by Joe Clark
9.   Introduction to Metadata – by Tony Gill, Anne J. Gilliland, Maureen Whalen, and Mary S. Woodley
11. Categories for the Description of Works of Art– by Murtha Baca and Patricia Harpring

50% off the new Steve Krugg book!

Hey everyone!

I am really excited to have just seen on Amazon that Steve Krugg has a new book coming out on December 28th called ‘Rocket Surgery Made Easy‘. Don’t worry, it’s not actually about rocket surgery, rather it continues his usual theme of usability and user experience. As the title suggests, the book is all about making them easy to understand but this time with an emphasis on understanding and being able to conduct your own usability testing. If you haven’t read his book ‘Don’t Make Me Think‘, I would greatly urge you to do so as it’s certainly one of my favourite usability reads. His style is concise, informative and injected with down-to-earth humour and real life examples. The book is also filled with plenty of colourful examples to illustrate his points.

The RRP is £28.99, however on Amazon at the moment, their pre-order price is half that at £14.49. Amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.