Darren Hood’s Living, Breathing User Experience Book Recommendation List

KaizenUX (formerly UX Uncensored)
4 min readJan 23, 2021

by Darren Hood

Last updated 3/19/24

After 20+ years of being in the business mainstream, a wealth of fantastic books have been written about things related to UX. While the quality of information presented in books has decreased over the years, great UX content has a very long shelf life.

For my first official Medium post, I’ve decided to share my user experience book recommendation list. Many are older, but some are newer. All, however, contain a wealth of information that will benefit anyone that’s serious about increasing, improving, or sharpening their UX acumen. Also, for the record, the list is purposely disorganized. Wards off lazy people. ;-)

Happy reading and enjoy your adventure!

Supplemental List (or “Off the Beaten Path”)

Here’s a new, supplementary list of books that are indirectly related, but applicable to the world of UX and UX management:

You can hear more from the author by checking out The World of UX with Darren Hood wherever podcasts are available.



KaizenUX (formerly UX Uncensored)

Darren Hood: UX pro (28+ yrs), adjunct professor, TEDx and conference speaker, author (97 Things UX book), host of The World of UX podcast, & “pure UX” advocate