As the author of three books on design, I’m always a little sad when one of mine doesn’t make it on a list like this.
But I think the real tragedy here is that there are no books on information architecture (see Abby Covert’s How to Make Sense of Any Mess or Lisa Marie Martin’s new Everyday Information Architecture, not to…
Thanks for your question! The kind of feedback I’m talking about here is for stakeholders or clients or team members involved in the design process. I wrote another article about asking good questions during conversations with users. Maybe that addresses your question more directly.
Gretchen! This is amazing! I can’t wait to see how you tackle this complex topic. A few years ago, I wrote Designing Together, a handbook to help people be better contributors to the design process. Since then, I think the industry has learned a lot about what it takes for people to work together effectively, and yet still has much to learn.
Thanks for a great piece on empathy. I really appreciate using the tools at your disposal to gain an understanding of what it’s like to experience the world atypically.
To add to your resource list, EightShapes also built a color contrast tool, for evaluating color combinations in a design system’s palette:
Great to see an emerging interest in polished UX documentation. Like any effort on design, the designer must dial-in the right _amount_ of effort relative to the need.
I wrote a book on UX documentation that explores how different artifacts are combined into a narrative, and how to vary the polish on some of our favorite documents.