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In Search of Delightful Experience
Delight is the inner feeling of happiness that is evoked by a sense of accomplishment or by an element of surprise. These positive emotions are mostly invisible and a very important factor in influencing the process of building positive perception and decision making.
UX Persona — The Introduction
Personas are imaginary, yet realistic & detailed descriptions of the actual users of your product. They provide a basis for design discussions by concentrating on many sources (1) of user data into key focused, believable descriptions of your primary audience.
by Sunstein and Thaler, Oct 2012
Nudge is about choices - how we make them and how we can make better ones. Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself.
by Jakob Nielsen, Nov 1994
The book provides the tools needed to avoid usability surprises and improve product quality. Step-by-step information on which method to use at various stages during the development lifecycle are included, along with detailed information on how to run a usability test and the unique issues relating to international usability.
Practical Guide to Usability Testing
by Joseph S. Dumas, Jan 1999
In this volume, the authors begin by defining usability, advocating and explaining the methods of usability engineering and reviewing many techniques for assessing and assuring usability throughout the development process.
The most important user you forget...
This is an interesting write up by Kai Wong: He raises the questions about why personas still fail? and What does a successful persona look like?
Building a Design System in a Startup
Starting a design system in a start-up can be quite challenging and Ruiwen has articulated well in her article to provide some good insights with references for further readings.