Best Graphic Design Books to Read in 2019

Aaron Walter “Designing for Emotion”

The author of the book, Aaron Walter, is a leading designer in the field of user experience at MailChimp. He is convinced that to attract customers to the site, it is enough to make the design of the site a positive experience for visitors. In the book, he suggests learning the basics of emotional web design.

Quote from the book:
“Darwin thought we were going through life with the same emotional vocabulary. We do not develop emotions after birth, watching people around us, but are born ready to express pain, joy, surprise, irritation and other emotions. Emotions are necessary for us to survive.”

Ethan Marcotte “Responsive Web Design”

It has already become a classic practical guide on how to make the site as convenient as possible for all its visitors, regardless of what device they are viewing it on.

Quote from the book:
“In recent years, there has been a “responsive architecture” that has challenged the inviolability of the book. For example, experiments are being conducted with surfaces that respond to the voice and with living spaces that can be transformed. Web designers should follow the same path.”

Whitney Quesenbery, Kevin Brooks, “Storytelling in Interface Design”

In the area of interface design and history interaction, we understand our users, learn about their goals, present our research findings and demonstrate design options. The book teaches you how to create and share your own stories that will help you improve your product.

Steve Krug “Don’t Make Me Think”

The book is based on more than twenty years of experience in Steve’s work as an anniversary consultant with a variety of clients, including Apple, Bloomberg, Lexus, and the International Monetary Fund. The book will tell you how to make the site, and what categorically should not be done. It contains a lot of useful tips, tricks, and examples. The emphasis is on how to build a respectful relationship with the client and develop trust.

In 2017, the third edition of the book was published.

Alan Cooper “About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design”

Alan Cooper started work on the first edition of this book 20 years ago. He convinced programmers that it was time to take a step towards users and start writing programs they liked. Last year, the third edition of the book was published, and it takes into account all the changes in the industry in recent years while retaining all the ideas from previous editions, which have not lost relevance.

Luke Wroblewski, “Mobile First!

Luke Wroblewski advises starting designing a website with a mobile version. He explains how mobile app design differs from traditional website design, what users really need and what to get rid of(Moreover, Sunshine Coast Web Design provides further statistics) The book contains a “Gesture Guide”, which describes the types of touch when users interact with mobile devices and list the manipulations they prefer to make in certain situations.

Quote from the book:
“Once you understand how many meaningless navigation elements, empty content, and ineffective advertising banners are overwhelmed by a typical site, you’ll see why a mobile “diet” can be useful to both the site owners and their customers.”

Lance Loveday, Web Design for ROI

The book tells how to turn more visitors into customers at the same cost. Suitable for those responsible for the development and implementation of Internet marketing strategies, managers and designers of sites. Anyway, the sitecenter may be a great addition to this book.

Russ Unger and Caroline Chandler “A Project Guide to UX Design: For User Experience Designers in the Field or in the Making”

The book offers detailed descriptions of the main techniques and procedures related to the design of the interaction experience. It also illustrates how UX design fits into the overall context of a website or application development project. Here it is possible to find almost all about the work of the designer of the interface.