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Mark Connolly

UX GDE, Partner @Zeitspace

15 best design books to learn UX

Mark Connolly recommends:

  1. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product: Jeff Patton, Peter Economy: 9781491904909
  2. Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams (9781491953600): Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden: Books
  3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel H. Pink: 8601420442870

Rachel Nabors

Award-winning cartoonist, Web GDE

Books about animations aspiring animators should read

Rachel Nabors recommends:

  1. The Art of Frozen (9781452117164): Charles Solomon, John Lasseter, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee: Books
  2. Cartoon Animation (Collector's Series): Preston Blair: 8601200620801
  3. Tezuka School of Animation, 2: Animals in Motion: Tezuka Productions: 9781569709948

Ryan Hoover

Founder - Product Hunt

Great books for designers to build compelling products

Ryan Hoover recommends:

  1. Mindful Design: How and Why to Make Design Decisions for the Good of Those Using Your Product: Scott Riley: 9781484242339
  2. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products: Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover: 9781591847786
  3. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses (8601300089522): Jesse Schell: Books

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder - Initialized, Reddit

Biographies, incl. the book that inspired the birth of Reddit

Alexis Ohanian recommends:

  1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike: Phil Knight: 9781501135927
  2. Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition (9781591848349): Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Steve Forbes: Books
  3. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (9780812972153): David Kushner: Books

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