Books for software engineers and managers

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Books for Designers

The best designers bake engineering, product management, and strategy into their daily work. These books will help UX, UI, and Product Designers collaborate better and increase their effectiveness.

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100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
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100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

Collection of insights from human research

Ask Me This Instead
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Ask Me This Instead

How to interview the company, not just having them interview you

The Elements of Scrum
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The Elements of Scrum

Introduction to the mechanics of agile development

Making Work Visible
Making Work Visible

Fantastic description of using kanban boards to improve software delivery

When Coffee & Kale Compete
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When Coffee & Kale Compete

Solving customer problems not building features

Show Your Work
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Show Your Work

The quick and inspirational guide to self promotion through content

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

The guide to beautiful and useful graphics

The Long Tail
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The Long Tail

The end of monopoly hits and rise of niches

The Design of Everyday Things
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The Design of Everyday Things

Why products look the way they do, for better and worse

Designing for Behavior Change
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Designing for Behavior Change

Applying behavior change science to software design and development

Outcomes Over Output
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Outcomes Over Output

An introduction to outcomes-based thinking and planning

Persuasive Copywriting
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Persuasive Copywriting

Practical copywriting tips highly applicable to recruiting and product development

Lovability
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Lovability

Introduction to a complete product experience mindset

The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup

Exploring and implementing the Build-Measure-Learn model