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💥📚 Top Five Books to Kickstart Your Career

Jan 05, 2023

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Just Enough Research, Practical Design Discovery, Everyday Information Architecture, Design for Cognitive Bias, and Better Onboarding paperbacks spread out on a white desk below a white keyboard.

Take Five to Kickstart Your Career

Whether you’re just starting out in tech or you want to polish up your skills for the new year, we’ve put together just what you need to help you succeed. These five favorite books will help you take on your next project with confidence and savvy.

Erika Hall’s Just Enough Research is a necessary read for anyone stepping into the design world—a go-to guidebook of trusted research methods you can implement right away, no matter what size team you’re on or budget you’re working with. 

Dan Brown’s Practical Design Discovery will help you set the course for every design endeavor. Explore the role of discovery in product design, how to use and structure your favorite techniques for success, and how to synthesize and document what you learn

Lisa Maria Marquis’ Everyday Information Architecture certainly covers the basics but also shows you how to leverage the principles and practices of information architecture in order to craft more thoughtful and effective digital spaces.

David Dylan Thomas’ Design for Cognitive Bias helps conscientious designers harness biases for good. Come along on a whirlwind tour of the cognitive biases that encroach on our lives and our work, and learn to start designing more mindfully.

Krystal Higgins’ Better Onboarding offers a mighty framework for getting that critical first step right—whether you’re working through a redesign, launching new features, rolling out service updates, or welcoming back returning users.

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