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Reading list of recommended UX books on user testing. The books are relevant for everyone interested in usability testing, measuring the customer experience (CX), eye tracking, and similar methods which allow for user research.

Cover of the book 'Eye Tracking the User Experience' by Aga Bojko

Cover of Eye Tracking the User Experience by Aga Bojko.

Rosenfeld Media, 2013
234 pages

Eye Tracking the User Experience
A Practical Guide to Research


Written by UX researcher and VP of User Experience at Growth from Knowledge (GfK) Custom Research, Aga Bojko, the book is a practical guide to eye-tracking user research. It offers step-by-step advice on how to plan, prepare, and conduct eye tracking studies.

Cover of the book 'UX Strategy' by Jaime Levy

Cover of UX Strategy by Jaime Levy.

O'Reilly Media, 2015
312 pages

UX Strategy
How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want


Written by interface designer, and user experience strategist Jaime Levy. This hands-on guide carefully blends business strategy and UX design. It introduces strategy tools and techniques to help craft multi-device products that people want to use.

Cover of the book 'Why We Fail' by Victor Lombardi

Cover of Why We Fail by Victor Lombardi.

Rosenfeld Media, 2013
248 pages

Why We Fail
Learning from Experience Design Failures


Written by Victor Lombardi, the book explores what teams actually built, why products failed, and how we can learn from the past to avoid failure ourselves. Improve by learning how customer experience failures cause products to fail in the marketplace.

Cover of the book 'Lean UX' by Jeff Gothelf

Cover of Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf.

O'Reilly Media, 2013
152 pages

Lean UX
Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience


Written by speaker and organizational designer Jeff Gothelf, the book teaches Lean UX principles, tactics, and techniques. Experiment with design ideas, validate them with users, and continually adjust the design based on gained insights.

Cover of the book 'Eye Tracking Methodology' by Andrew T. T. Duchowski

Cover of Eye Tracking Methodology by Andrew T. T. Duchowski.

Springer, 2017
408 pages

Eye Tracking Methodology
Theory and Practice


Written by Andrew T. Duchowski, the book focuses on video-based, corneal-reflection eye trackers and takes a look at a number of interesting and challenging applications for eye-tracking systems from a strong scientific view.

Cover of the book 'Interviewing Users' by Steve Portigal

Cover of Interviewing Users by Steve Portigal.

Rosenfeld Media, 2013
176 pages

Interviewing Users
How to Uncover Compelling Insights


Written by Steve Portigal, who helps companies to think and act strategically when innovating with user insights. The book provides invaluable interviewing techniques and tools that enable readers to conduct informative interviews with anyone.

User testing and usability testing #

Welcome to our thoughtfully curated selection of recommended books on User Testing and Usability Testing, tailored for those intrigued by enhancing User Experience (UX) on the Web. These scholarly works delve into the methodologies, techniques, and empirical insights essential for crafting seamless and user-centric digital interactions. Immerse yourself in these authoritative texts to gain profound insights into optimizing usability and fostering engaging online experiences.

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