From my research I have found that it is always good to Always go back to the classics * The Design of Everyday Things * Design for the Real World * A Pattern Language * Notes on the Synthesis of Form * Never Leave Well Enough Alone * Don't Make Me Think * How Things Don't Work * Usable Usability * The Visual Display of Quantitative Information * A Theory of Fun for Game Design
Other left-field books I've found myself going back to for design inspiration more than I would've thought * The Death and Life of Great American Cities * The Philosophy of Andy Warhol * Influence by Robert Caldini * Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human * The Art of Looking Sideways * Cosmos * Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth * The Theory of Moral Sentiments...
Can you think of any other and do you have any thoughts on the ones referenced? Thanks so much
Hands down Cooper's book About Face, its an amazing design firm and the concept of designing for getting jobs done is the only simple, no fluff way to success.. https://www.amazon.com/About-Face-Essentials-Interaction-Design/dp/0470084111
I may be reading this entirely wrong, and/ or your purpose. But are you reading all this and looking for more to read to research how to get a product idea of your's perfectly designed before launching it?
Or are you reading all this and more to research to write your own book, or some sort of academic purpose.
If the former is true, you need to read about "Lean Startup".
But again, can be way off on your position.
I would recommend interaction design foundation subscription.
A solid understanding of behavioural science is necessary for great product design. Afforementioned ‘ Dont Make Me Think is the place To start. However Susan Weinschenk books and courses are amazing. Check out numerous courses on Udemy or Coursera too.
Friend read some old books about SME Business development you can learn a lot