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Welcome to UX Book Club

The UX Book Club seeks to enhance the abilities and knowledge of user experience professionals from information architects and interaction designers to visual designers and usability specialists to augment their understanding for excellence in UX practice, interaction design, IA and design theory, while building a passionate local community.

Subjects of interest to this club span design theory, design research and user experience research practices and processes. The books include the strategy and business of design, UX design theory and history, methodology, usability research, and the ethics of UX professionals, while networking and having some fun….



I have compiled a long list of book recommendations for local UX Book Clubs to use. There is no reason to stick to this list, but I have personally reviewed all of these and find them useful, informative and educational. The UX Canon: Essential Reading for the User Experience Professional, compiled by @semanticwill

About UX Book Club

The original idea

We also have a range of ideas for how to run a UX Book Club locally, and some handy information.

Other ideas for running your UX Book Club.

Book Club References

Staying up to date

  • Follow @uxbookclub or visit for updates.
  • Want to follow a RSS-Feed for your BookClub-Page only? Take the filtert Yahoo-Pipes-Feed! (Tobias)
  • Join the LinkedIn group and get involved in discussions, stay up-to-date on news and announcements. LinkedIn
  • Want to see which books other book clubs are reading (or have read)? Check out the book league table.

UX Book Club Locations

Create a new page for your town/city/country/area – and organise a UX book club meetup 🙂

So far, there are UX Book Clubs forming in:

  • Anywhere, World, Universe


  • Beijing, China
  • Cebu, Philippines
  • Chennai, India
  • Davao, Philippines
  • Hong Kong
  • Hyderabad,India
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Mumbai, India
  • New Delhi, India
  • Shanghai, China
  • Singapore
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tokyo, Japan


  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Canberra, ACT, Australia
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Perth, WA, Australia
  • Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia

New Zealand

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Wellington


  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Paris, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Munich, Germany
  • Rhein-Main, Germany
  • Milan, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Sardegna, Italy
  • Amsterdam, NL
  • Groningen, NL
  • Zuid_Holland, NL
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Poznan, Poland
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Wroclaw, Poland
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Switzerland
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Bilbao, Spain
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Bournemouth, UK
  • Brighton, UK
  • Bristol, UK
  • Cambridge, UK
  • Cardiff, UK
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Glasgow, UK
  • London, UK
  • Oxford, UK
  • St Albans, UK

Middle East

  • Israel

North America

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Austin, Texas, USA
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Bogotá DC, Colombia
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • College Station, Texas, USA
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Columbia, South Carolina, USA
  • Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Detroit, Michigan, USA: See Southeast Michigan
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • New Brunswick/Shore Points, New Jersey, USA
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Northern NJ, USA
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Portland-ME, Maine, USA
  • Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • San Diego, California, USA
  • San Francisco, California, USA
  • Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay, California, USA
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Silicon Valley, California, USA
  • Southeast, Michigan, USA
  • Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Washington DC, USA

South America

  • Buenos Aires, CABA, Argentina
  • Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Check out the map

Supportive publishers

Publishers who would be willing to send your book club complimentary copies of their titles:

  • Rosenfeld Media (Update June 4, 2010: Rosenfeld Media will send any of their books for free to club organizers (paperback to US and UK-based clubs, digital editions to clubs outside the US and UK), even if there is no plan to read them scheduled.) They will also provide a 30% off discount code.
  • Five Simple Steps (Update August 26th, 2010) Five Simple Steps offers 25% discount to all UX Book Clubs for its ‘A Practical Guide’ series. Please contact hello at for details.

Please note that publishers will require some indication of intent. That is, you will need to have had at least one meeting and have announced the book to be discussed is the one you’re requesting from the publisher.

List of possible publishers

About exists to let people know about UX Book Clubs 🙂 This is not to say that:

  • any UX Book Club has to use this wiki, or
  • that the wiki has to contain a definitive list of UX Book Clubs, or
  • that any UX Book Club must only use this wiki as its sole means of communication with members.

That would be silly – there are no rules. Use meetup, twitter, mailing lists, other wikis, whatever works wherever you are… get out there and propagate the knowledge 🙂 🙂 🙂