Books

This my personal list of book I're read and found interessting. I mostly read on productivity, psychology and design. 

 

Type Matters

Jim Willaims

Basics of typography. Nice book and easy to read. In my opinion, everyone working with any sort of graphic program or just a text editor should read it. There ist to much bad typography out there. 

Just Enough Research

Erika Hall

There is always nor time and budget for a user research - we all know it. Erika proposes in her book a simple yet effective process for user research, which is crucial in every user-centered project.

Deep Work

Cal Newport

Book on productivy and on how to do more work in less time. Cal himself became very sucessful in his field by doing less of the shallow work and concentrating on the deep, undistracted work.

The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg

Habits are probably the most important keystone of productivity. Once you realise that, you will have much less trouble achieving, what you allways wanted. 

How to win friends & influence people

Dale Carnegie

Don't let the title put you away. This is not a book for lonely nerds seeking for friends. It's a brilliant book on how to deal with people and getting them on your side.

The End of Procrastination

Petr Ludwig

Having trouble getting your shit done? This is the book for you. This books explains why we procrastinate and proposes very effective principles to get better at avoiding our resposibilities. 

Sketching User Experiences

Bill Buxton

Another great book on user experience design. Very interesting insights on how design is done in famous companies like Apple and how new product are designed.

Web ostrý jako břitva

Jan Řezáč

My favourite book on web design. Unfortunately, only availible in Czech ???? The book covers a solid introduction into web desgin, from working with contract, communication, project management to the design process. 

Don't Make Me Think

Steve Krug

Absolutely must read for every web designer and project manager. Easy to read, getting to the core. This book will open your eyes to usability and user testing.

 

The Design of Everyday Things

Don Norman

Basics of user experience design. The book might be a bit too old, but all of the principles apply still, no matter if you are a product or digital designer. Easy and fun to read. 

About Face

Alan Cooper

This is the bible of interaction desgin. Alan Copper - the father of visual basics and the inventor of personas. In this book you will learn principles of designing interfaces.

Getting Things Done

David Allen

The basics of time management. GTD is very popular time management method nowadays. If you are trying to improve your time management and reduce stress at work, this is definitely a must-read.