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Module Reading List

Interface Design, 2021/22, Semester 2
Ben Hall
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential reading

Krug, S (2005) Don’t Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (2nd edition). Berkeley: New Riders   

Robbins, J (2012) Learning web design : a beginner's guide to HTML, CSS, Javascript, and web graphics ( 4th edition ), Beijing: O’Reilly Media

Zeldman, J (2009) Designing with Web standards (Third Edition), Indianapolis: New Riders

Recommended reading

Krug, S (2014) Don't Make Me Think! Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Berkeley: New Riders

Anderson, E. et al (2010)  Interact with web standards : a holistic approach to web design , Voices That Matter

Ash, L (2003) The Web testing companion : the insider's guide to efficient and effective tests, Chichester: John Wiley

Boulton, M. (2009)  A practical guide to designing for the web , Five Simple Steps

Casciano, C (2010)  The CSS pocket guide , Peachpit Press

Castro, E. (2006) HTML for the World Wide Web: with XHTML & CSS, 6th Edition: visual quickstart guide, Peachpit Press

Chapman, N and Chapman, J (2006)  Web design : a complete introduction, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons

Clarke, A (2006) Transcending CSS : the fine art of web design, Indianapolis: New Riders

Goto, K and Cotler, E (2002)  Web redesign : workflow that works, Indianapolis: New Riders ( for downloads)

Grannell, C (2005) Web designer's reference : an integrated approach to web design with XHTML and CSS, Berkeley CA: Friends of Ed

Henry, SL (2007)  Just ask : Integrating accessibility throughout design,, available online at:

Hogan, B (2011) HTML5 and CSS3 : develop with tomorrow's standards today, The Pragmatic Programmers

Hyslo, B (2010) The HTML pocket guide, Peachpit Press

Laurel, B (1993) Computers as theatre, Wokingham: Addison-Wesley

Lynch, PJ and Horton, S (2008) Web Style Guide: basic design principles for creating websites, New Haven: Yale University Press, available online at

Meyer, E (2006)  CSS : the definitive guide , O’Reilly

Meyer, E. (2010)  Smashing CSS : professional techniques for modern layout , Wiley.

Musciano, C and Kennedy, B (2006) HTML and XHTML: the definitive guide, 6th edition, O’Reilly

Nielsen, J (1999) Designing web usability : the practice of simplicity, Indianapolis: New Riders

Nielsen, J and Tahir, M (2001) Homepage usability : 50 websites deconstructed, Indianapolis: New Riders

Norman, D (2002) The design of everyday things, Basic Books

Norman, D (2003) Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday things, Basic Books ( )

Preece, Jennifer (2002), Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, New York: Wiley

Shedroff, N. (2001) Experience design 1, Indianapolis: New Riders

This list was last updated on 03/02/2021