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📖 Recommended Books
Design of Everyday Things — famous for explaining usability with lots of great practical, real-world examples
Don’t Make Me Think — a classic for web design
One Minute Manager — on delegating well
Radical Candor— on giving feedback
Universal Principles of Design — a great guide to keep around
100 Things Every Designer Needs to know about People — on Psychology
Thoughtless Acts?: Observations on Intuitive Design — just a fun one
Steal Like an Artist — nothing is original
Thinking with Type — great for typography basics
Visual Display of Quantitative Information — Tufte classic
📺 Documentaries and videos
IDEO shopping cart video — the masters of the design process
Netflix’s Abstract Series — fun and covers a wide range of topics
High-resolution video series— 25 interviews with product designers
🔮 News, Updates, and Inspiration
Twitter— my primary source for design news.
Dribbble — visit daily for visual inspiration
Sidebar.io— best aggregation/summary of top 5 articles per day
designernews.co — stay up to date with trends.
producthunt.com — new products/inspiration
💎 UI Pattern Libraries
Mobbin.com — specifically great for mobile design inspiration
UI Movement — library specifically for UI motion and animation
Design Patterns for Mental Health — pattern library for digital mental health services.
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