Last minute gift ideas for your product team

Written by: Peter Bäckström

The holiday season is here, and it’s time to start thinking about all the special people in your life – that’s right, your product team! At Bontouch, we’re all about building great teams. For over a decade, we’ve been leading teams at the forefront of mobile technology. Together they’ve developed award-winning apps for some of the most iconic brands in the world.

So if you’re looking for the perfect last-minute Christmas gifts for a designer, software engineer, QA, or product manager, look no further – we’ve got you covered with a list of great books for you to give away this season. They will hopefully feel both appreciated and learn something valuable at the same time.

Below, you’ll find out some of the best product-related books to give away as Christmas gifts to your product team this year – enjoy!

Designer – The Design of Everyday Things

By: Donald A. Norman

Because we can all need a change of scenery in our life from time to time. Encourage your favorite digital designer to look up from the screen and find new inspiration in all the small everyday objects that surrounds us in the physical world.
Buy it here through Adlibris

QA – Thinking, fast & slow

By: Daniel Kahneman

The QA team might find value in this classic bestseller that explains some of the quirkier aspects of the human brains decision making process. A great book that sheds some light over why certain users behave the way the do in the interactions with your products.
Buy it here through Amazon

Software Engineer – Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

By: Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Do you know know a software engineer that likes logical reasoning? This book that makes an effort to show how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives to solve common decision-making problems in a more efficient way. Another illumination of the inner workings in the human mind.
Buy it here through Adlibris

Product Manager – The Unicorn Project

By: Gene Kim

Can a fun fiction novel learn you something about product management? The Unicorn Project is a story that explores the invisible but necessary structures required to make product teams productive, and reveal the devastating effects of technical debt and complexity.

More fun that is sounds and a must read for any product manager who want to understand the complexity of working in a large organization.
Buy it here through Adlibris

Chief Product Officer – Empowered – Ordinary people, Extraordinary products

By: Marty Cagan

Why not treat your manager with a gift from “Secret Santa”? If you do, this book will provide any leader of product management, product design, or engineering, with everything they’ll need to know. A self serving gift that may help to create an even better work environment during next year.
Buy it here through Adlibris