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On the quick I could think of two:

"Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman - essentially a book about "bugs" in our minds that lead us to bad decisions,

"The Design of Everyday Things" by Donald Norman - changes the way you look at human-made things, makes you better appreciate examples of design that take functionality into account.




+1 for The Design Of Everyday Things. Unlike perhaps other books in this thread, it literally changes the way you look at the world, or at least the objects around you.


Beware, though, as it may lead you to get unreasonably upset every time you encounter a misleading door handle.


A challenge with _Thinking Fast And Slow_ is that some of its fundamental premises have been called into question during the "replication crisis" in psychology.


Do you mean all the priming stuff? I thought the fast-slow thinking distinction was still okay. In that case, What Intelligence Tests Miss by Keith Stanovich might be a better read.


+1 The Design of Everyday Things. I believe this is a must read for anyone creating something for other people. I'm definitely a better designer because of it.


++ Thinking, Fast and Slow

Great book, textbook-ish, but reshaped how I look at people and problems


+1 for Thiking, Fast, and Slow. Definitely a life changing book.


Ugh Norman doors.




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