Here is a listing of the books that I have authored, and those that are in-progress, as well. Don’t be scared; it is okay that like to stay up late and research and write these books. It is an odd, comforting, and even productive way to continue to learn and create at the same time.

Books by Russ Unger


Speaker Camp: A Self-paced Workshop for Planning, Pitching, Preparing, and Presenting at Conferences
Conferences abound in most industries, and being a speaker at them can be valuable for anyone’s career advancement. This book is about speaking at events and conferences. It is for people who want to go from sitting in the audience and learning about the great ideas that others have, to getting up on stage and sharing their own. The book will help people erase the “I’d love to get up and share my thoughts, but I don’t know where to start!” fear and get them up on stage, presenting their brightest thoughts to the world.




Designing the Conversation
Designing the Conversation – Techniques for Successful Facilitation
Facilitation skills are the foundation of every successful design practice, yet training on this core competency has been largely unavailable—until now. Designing the Conversation: Techniques for Successful Facilitation is a complete guide to developing the facilitation skills you need to communicate effectively and design fully engaging experiences. Learn to take control as Russ Unger, Brad Nunnally, and Dan Willis show you how to use your skills as a facilitator to deftly extract information from different types of people in various scenarios and address any problems and needs that arise along the way.


A Project Guide to UX Design, 2nd Edition

A Project Guide to UX Design (Second Edition)
The updated edition of this important book has new information on design principles, mobile and gestural interactions, content strategy, remote research tools, and more. There are also refreshed chapters on the ever-important wireframes and prototypes.




Guerrilla UX Design & Research Methods

Guerrilla UX Design & Research Methods (TBD) As a UX practitioner, you know the steps to take, the money to spend, and the time to allocate to each research project. But often times your clients don’t understand the importance of the research, and the economy can always factor into the budget and timeframe. Whereas the perfect UX research project may take months, sometimes you are only given weeks. The problem: how do you manage a successful, accurate project given all those restrictions? Guerrilla Research Methods provides a number of low-cost, powerful, and reliable research methods to help you solve any problem that arises in time- or budget-sensitive projects. It aids in making informed design decisions when projects have time and budget restrictions.



A Project Guide to UX Design, 1st Edition

A Project Guide to UX Design
User experience design is the discipline of creating a useful and usable Web site or application—one that’s easily navigated and meets the needs of both the site owner and its users. But there’s a lot more to successful UX design than knowing the latest Web technologies or design trends: It takes diplomacy, project management skills, and business savvy. That’s where this book comes in. Authors Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler show you how to integrate UX principles into your project from start to finish.