Top ten Human Computer Interaction books by rating:

1Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules (2010)

Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules

Authors: Jeff Johnson

Great book for all people designing and implementing user interfaces (UI). The book describes how to effectively apply aspects of psychology and human factors in designing UIs. The book provides comprehensive overview of good (and bad) practices in UI design. Worth reading for HCI experts as well as interaction designers, UX designers and industrial designers. Contains a lot of examples and practical application of psychology on design.

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We rate: 90% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.7/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4/5

2100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter) (2011)

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter)

Authors: Susan Weinschenk

This book covers most of the topics in psychology needed for understanding people and being able to design for them. Each of a hundred chapters in the book is based on research in the field, and there are also (several) examples of using the research outcomes in practical cases. Definitely worth reading, especially for designers!

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We rate: 90% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.3/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 5/5

3Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition (2005)

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition

Authors: Steve Krug

This book shows designers how to put themselves in a position of the website visitor, and how to understand what users like to do and what they hate. Many practical examples demonstrate how to apply usability principles in webdesign, and what is the positive effect on visitors consequently.

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We rate: 90% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.6/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.4/5

4Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click? (2009)

Neuro Web Design: What Makes Them Click?

Authors: Susan M. Weinschenk

Web design can effectively utilize research findings in motivation, (unconscious) decision making, and neuroscience. This books translates these research outcomes into principles of persuasion, and explains (and demonstrates on examples) how to design websites that encourage users to do certain actions.

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We rate: 90% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.2/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.2/5

5Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers (2010)

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

Authors: Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo

The book consists of description of games that help tems collaborate, and perform better through shared engagement and game-supported group creativity. Following the techniques described in the book can help designers and developers overcome lack of creativity, efficient communication, understanding end user and incorporate enjoyment in their products.

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We rate: 90% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.5/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.7/5

6Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition) (2009)

Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (5th Edition)

Authors: Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, Maxine Cohen, Steven Jacobs

Ultimate reference book covering all areas of human-computer interaction (HCI) practice and research. The book also provides amount of references for further reading in all discussed topics. This book should not be missed by anybody interested in HCI - from novices to skilled professionals.

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We rate: 90% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.1/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4/5

7Observing the User Experience, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research (2012)

Observing the User Experience, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research

Authors: Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, Andrea Moed

Second edition of the bestseller Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research provides detailed description of user research methods in updated and extended form. The book describes most used techniques that designers use to understand their users. Extremely valuable book for those who conduct user research.

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We rate: 90% (have you read it? Rate too!)

8Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies) (2007)

Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies)

Authors: Bill Buxton

Description of practices in product design process leading to good user experience (UX). The emphasis is put on early stages of development. Lots of illustrations help reader to understand how to identify important aspects of a product, and especially the product's user experience (UX). There is also a useful workbook with instructions and exercises.

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We rate: 80% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 4.2/5

9The Design of Everyday Things (2002)

The Design of Everyday Things

Authors: Donald A. Norman

The classical title in user-centered design, industrial design and human-computer interaction literature. Don Norman explains importance of good user-friendly and usable design of technologies and demonstrates his arguments on practical examples, described in hilarious stories. The first edition of this book was written in 1988, and therefore parts of the books may seem to be outdated nowadays. However, the core ideas and principles are still relevant and could be easily applied on today's technologies. This book will change your view of technologies around you.

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We rate: 80% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.1/5

Amazon.co.uk rates: 3.9/5

10Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence (2003)

Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

Authors: Andy Clark

Philosopher and cognitive scientist Andy Clark describes the coexistence of technology and humans, and how these two terms blend today. Author says that cyborgs are not something we should be afraid of - cyborgs are here already; we are these cyborgs. Mingle of humans and technology is throughoutly discussed - from tools that extend human abilities such as cell phone, through wearable computers, intelligent environments, to mind-extending neural implants. The books demonstrates how technology became inseparable part of human lives.

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We rate: 80% (have you read it? Rate too!)

Amazon.com rates: 4.2/5

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