24 top resources for User Experience geeks

Here is a list of resources for Usability Specialists, Interaction Designers, Web Designers/Developers, Information Architects, Product Managers and really anyone else interested in User Experience field. I’m frequently asked about any books that I may recommend and or tools, and I unfortunately find myself off-guard more often than not — but not anymore. Below I’ve listed both tools and books that I either use/ have used or read personally or things that I have yet to try but heard great things about. This is in no way an exhaustive list, however if you feel that I’ve absolutely missed something, and/or I should read or try something personally I’d love to hear from you.

Prototyping & sketching

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[li] UI Stencil kits[/li][li] Moleskine notebooks[/li][li] Dot Grid Book[/li][li] Balsamiq Mockups[/li][li] Mockingbird Mockups[/li][li] Write On – Cling on sheets[/li]

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User Research & Usability Evaluation

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[li] Wufoo[/li][li] SurveyMonkey[/li][li] KISSmetrics[/li][li] Silverback app[/li][li] Clue app[/li][li] Ethnio[/li]
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UX Books

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[li] Designing for Emotion[/li][li] The Elements of User Experience [/li][li] Don’t Make Me Think[/li][li] Simple and Usable [/li][li] Emotional Design [/li][li] Storytelling for User Experience [/li]

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Other great blogs

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[li] UX Booth[/li][li] UX Design via Smashing Magazine[/li][li] Flow Interactive[/li][li] UX Magazine[/li][li] Anders Ramsay Blog[/li][li] LUXr Blog[/li]

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