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8 Best Audiobooks Inspire Designers During Lockdown Time

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Staying home and trying to find your next inspirations as a designer? Here are 8 best audiobooks we recommend to listen.

1. The Design of Everyday Things

The audiobook version of classic user-centered design book from Don Norman.

2. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

At last, a book that shows you how to build — design — a life you can thrive in at any age or stage.

3. User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play

2019 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year.

In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need.

4. Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design

Holmes shows how inclusion can be a source of innovation and growth, especially for digital technologies. It can be a catalyst for creativity and a boost for the bottom line as a customer base expands. And each time we remedy a mismatched interaction, we create an opportunity for more people to contribute to society in meaningful ways.

5. Start at the End: How to Build Products That Create Change

This is an essential road map for building products that matter — and changing behavior for the better.

6. Two-Dimensional Man

In Two-Dimensional Man, Paul Sahre shares deeply revealing stories that serve as the unlikely inspiration behind his extraordinary 30-year design career.

7.Accessibility for Everyone

Great introduction book for accessibility.

8. Design Is a Job

Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can’t afford not to know.

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