editione1.0.2Updated February 27, 2023
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If you’re interested in growing your critique skills, here are some handpicked resources to help improve:
Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done, by NN/g. A short read on how to use both methods effectively.
Discussing Design, by Adam Connor and Aaron Irizarry. A book on the mechanics and the nitty-gritty of critique facilitation.
How to Make Sense of Any Mes, by Abby Covert. A short book that arms you with basic information architecture tools and techniques.
The Elements of User Experience, by Jesse James Garrett. A quick read that breaks down a design problem into multiple layers: visual, skeleton, structure, scope, and strategy.
About Face, 4th ed., by Alan Cooper, et al. A hefty volume of nearly 700 pages, it’s a solid reference for all things interaction design.