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Garry Tan recommends these 7 books:

About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design: Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel: 8601416801131

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Needfinding: Design Research and Planning (4th Edition): Dev Patnaik: 9781974015580

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Dieter Rams: Ten Principles for Good Design: Cees W. De Jong, Klaus Klemp, Jorrit Maan, Erik Mattie: 9783791383668

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Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition: Steve Krug: 8601404639708

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Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter): Steve Krug: 9780321965516

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The Design of Everyday Things: Donald Norman: 9780385267748

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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (9780961392147): Edward R. Tufte: Books

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Garry Tan says,

Co-founder - Initialized, Posthaven

The simplest book I recommend everyone to read when they want to do design is Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug. One of my other favourite books that I highly recommend for new designers is the Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman. If you read every single one of these books from my list, you would be a pretty good designer maybe. These books are just a starting point, and far from being comprehensive.

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