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meritt · 2012-11-14 · Original thread
We should pitch in and buy the design team at Mashable a few copies of
FreshCode · 2012-07-31 · Original thread
Read Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug.

Read everything on Jakob Nielsen's blog about Usability:

keyle · 2011-03-21 · Original thread
Well I agree. The classic is still valid :

Everything from there has been sort of copies. I find it more interesting to dig into the human brain and related books. Ie. cognitive psychology and how our brain perceives things. The difference between cultures etc. That's where you really learn the WHY and HOW.

lojack · 2010-12-15 · Original thread
I'd highly suggest reading "Don't Make Me Think"

It's more of a usability book, but it covers some visual aspects to design. Beyond that it comes down to reading, practicing, critiquing and being critiqued. Any time you visit a new website think to yourself: what looks good, what looks bad, what is intuitive, and what doesn't make sense.

elbrodeur · 2010-10-01 · Original thread
Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

It's a quick read that will give you tons of "A ha!" moments.

When I began, my friend had me start here:
mickeyben · 2009-12-25 · Original thread
I had an arduino board and the books "don't make me think" and "programming clojure"
rudle · 2009-09-18 · Original thread
From Krug's Book "Don't Make Me Think"

A must read.

ed · 2007-10-29 · Original thread
Along the same lines, "Don't make me think" by Steve Krug provides an awesome Usability foundation. (Better than Nielson, IMO.)

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