Bailey Jennings
Bailey JenningsCo-Founder, earlybird

Anyone have recommendations for books on User Research in a non-textbook format?

I'm interested in reading up on the subject of user research, but can't seem to find a book that isn't in the typical textbook style format. I am much more engaged in reading when the book is more of collection of examples that also teach the practices (i.e. Sprint, Lean Start-up). Thanks in advance everyone. Happy Saturday!
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  1. This one is probably one of the better I've read. Covers user research in general and is a really good starter book to user research.
  2. If you want a book that is more focused around conducting user research when building products, then the Lean Customer Development book is the right one. It helps you build products that solves real problems by conducting user research that uncovers real needs.
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    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal28bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Surely the key insights will overcome the typical textbook style format but they might take away the comprehensiveness. I'm a daily user of Blinkist and I love it. There are books like The User's Guide, Lean UX, etc. that you might be interested in.
    • Evan Thomas Paul
      Evan Thomas PaulVP Products, GuideStar

      This has quickly become one of my most frequently used apps. It also just feels a lot healthier to read these than Facebook posts or 'same story different day' news articles.

    • Dave Mackey
      Dave MackeyIT Director, Liquid Church

      I wrote a full review of Blinkist on my blog, here: