Learn more about UI design and improve the way you design user interfaces with our curated list of recommended books on
Refactoring UI by Steve Schoger & Adam Wathan
The best UI design book one can purchase. It teaches you how to design beautiful user interfaces using specific tactics & strategies. The tips & tricks to overcome each UI design problem combined with their beautiful component, color, and font library makes this a great buy.
A perfect short read for anyone getting started in the field. While the examples may look dated, the problems this book discusses are still relevant and applicable to today's state of design. We would definitely recommend reading this book no matter what stage of your design career you are in. There is something in it for everybody.
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug
Atomic Design by Brad Frost
The design systems book which started it all, Atomic Design, details all that goes into creating and maintaining robust design systems, allowing you to roll out higher quality, more consistent UIs faster than ever before. This book introduces a methodology for thinking of our UIs as thoughtful hierarchies, discusses the qualities of effective pattern libraries, and showcases techniques to transform your team's design and development workflow. You can buy the book or read it for free.
Atomic Design Ebook
Solving Product Design Exercises by Artiom Dashinsky
While not exactly a UI design book, solving product design exercises is perfect for helping you improve your white-boarding skills when creating low-fidelity designs. It has more than 30 plus different scenarios for different verticals and devices which ensure you're well rounded the next time you need to visualize your ideas.
This book guides readers through best practices around planning, designing, building, and implementing a design system, with insights and first-hand experiences from experts who have gone through the journey.
Design Systems Handbook—from DesignBetter.Co
Design Systems Handbook - DesignBetter
Web Design 101 by Webflow
This book for beginners dives deep into all three topics to offer tips, insights, and principles on everything from how to design your design process to how to build landing pages that turn visitors into customers.
In short, it’s the kind of stuff you’ll want to reference, well, daily.
Web design 101 | A free Webflow ebook
UX Pin Books
In addition to the resources above, UX Pin releases some great short reads on UI trends for each year. We recommend you keep an eye out.