Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

UX & Product Design

Books that changed how I thought about design and working in tech. I honestly don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t read these (or ran into their ideas via other people!)

Sprint

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

Amazing book full of useful workshop exercises – and a formula for quick design ideation and iteration! 🔗

Shape Up

Ryan Singer

Just such a cool resource on Basecamp’s influential working process. Everything about designing and building amazing products, without hardly ever using the word ‘design’. The perfect antidote to engineer-driven ‘Agile’ process. 🔗

Lean UX

Jeff Gothelf

Everything you ever wanted to know about building a successful product, fast. 🔗

How to make sense of any mess

Abby Covert

Best thing I’ve ever read on Information Architecture, sense-making in general, and navigating stakeholder politics to get good work done. 🔗

Make time

Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky

You need this book. Though you don’t know it yet, it will change your life. 🔗

It doesn’t have to be crazy at work

Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Just legends both, and a working vision of how work can be productive AND calm. 🔗

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Finally, one from me:

How to get started with UX

For anyone interested in design! 🔗

Meditation, mindfulness, and bodywork

I co-host a podcast on meditation with Jasmine Che – Awake-in.com. Here are some of the books that have changed my life, and opened up new perspectives.

Meditation made easy

Lorin Roche

This sounds like a beginners title, but it’s so much more! Lorin is the perfect antidote to the solemn, religious attitude to meditation that I grew up in (via Goenka’s Vipassana tradition). Lorin points the way to a mediation that is as natural as sitting watching the sun set with your best friend. 🔗

Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha

Daniel Ingram

Ingram is one of a kind, and this book is the perfect reflection of his personality. Insanely detailed, highly technical, but grounded in compassion. Please ignore the terrible graphic design!

MCTB 🔗

A path with heart

Jack Kornfield

Calm, relaxed, and powerful. This is a classic in the field and essential reading for anyone looking to get deeper into their practice. 🔗