Recommended Books

On the shelf

  • Understanding Context, Andrew Hinton
  • Essentialism, Greg McKeown
  • Product Design for the Web, Randy J. Hunt

Below are some books and resources that have helped me along the way. I’ve grouped them by these broad categories:

  • Content strategy and user experience design
  • Communications, writing, and editing
  • Business strategy and change management

If you want to suggest a title or an author, or want to learn with me, feel free to reach out on Twitter @clemauyeng.

Content strategy, information architecture, and user experience design

  • The Content Strategy Toolkit, Meghan Casey
  • The Elements of Content Strategy, Erin Kissane
  • Content Strategy for the Web, Kristina Halvorson and Melissa Rach
  • Content Everywhere, Sara Wachter-Boettcher and Eva Lotta Lamm
  • Content Strategy for Mobile, Karen McGrane
  • Just Enough Research, Erika Hall
  • Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Peter Morville and Louis Rosenfeld
  • Understanding Context, Andrew Hinton
  • Elements of User Experience, Jesse James Garrett
  • Lean UX, Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden
  • UX For Lean Startups, Laura Klein
  • Handbook of Usability Testing, Jeffrey Rubin and Dana Chisnell
  • Don’t Make Me Think, Steve Krug
  • Interviewing Users, Steve Portigal
  • Exposing the Magic of Design, Jon Kolko
  • A Project Guide To UX Design, Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler
  • UI is Communication, Everett McKay
  • Contextual Design, Hugh Beyer and Karen Holtzblatt
  • Observing the User Experience, Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, and Andrea Moed
  • How to Make Sense of Any Mess, Abby Covert
  • Epic List of Content Strategy Resources, Jonathon Colman
  • The Craft of Words: Part two: microcopy, The Standardistas

Communications, writing, and editing

  • Nicely Said: Writing for the Web with Style and Purpose, Nicole Fenton & Kate Kiefer Lee
  • Developmental Editing: A Handbook for Freelancers, Authors, and Publishers, Scott Norton
  • Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, Joseph M. Williams
  • The Copywriter’s Handbook, Robert Bly
  • Breakthrough Advertising, Eugene Schwartz
  • Chip and Dan Heath, Made To Stick
  • Resonate, Nancy Duarte
  • The Copyeditor’s Handbook, Amy Einsohn
  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting, Robert McKee

Business strategy and change management

  • Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd, Youngme Moon
  • Start With Why, Simon Sinek
  • Mike Monteiro, Design Is A Job
  • Mike Monteiro, You’re My Favorite Client
  • Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Sam Kaner
  • Jon Kolko, Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love
  • The Lean Startup, Eric Ries
  • Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
  • The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank
  • The Power of Full Engagement, Tony Schwartz & Jim Loehr
  • Quiet, Susan Cain
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