Upon the request of readers, we asked faculty to recommend books for an interaction design reading list. These could be landmark texts, underdogs, or critical reads, or stepping stones to other fields. The following is what resulted from our request, comprising in part: a sneak preview of what will be assigned in courses; what some consider to be cornerstone interaction design texts; and what some consider important connections to other fields.
The FundamentalsAbout Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
, Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David CroninThe Design of Everyday Things
, Donald NormanDesigning Interactions
, Bill MoggridgeDesigning for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices
, Dan SafferDesigning for People
, Henry Dreyfuss
Networks and Data
Physical Computing and Electronics
Storytelling and Visual Narratives
Usability and Web Design
While it may be cheating, the categories of sustainability, philosophy, architecture, writing, and many more have texts too vast to list here. Below are just a couple outlined by the faculty.
Missing some of your trusted texts? Add your recommendations to the comments.
UPDATE: Added “See Also.”