I love books…not just books, but paper books that you can touch, feel and hear the beautiful sound of pages turning.

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of research and studies on Motivation, Habits and Gamification. When it comes to experience designing, I believe these are the most important components that need to be considered.

Without further ado, I present the books I have been reading:

UX Book Recommendation

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Hooked is based on Nir Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He explains the Hook Model in relation to why some products capture widespread attention. I highly recommend this read to everyone!

Actionable Gamification – Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards

Gamification Pioneer Yu-kai Chou takes reader on a journey to learn his twelve years of obsessive research in creating the Octalysis Framework, and how to apply the framework to create engaging and successful experiences in their product, workplace, marketing, and personal lives. Rewarding isn’t only about points, badges and leaderboard, but there is more to it and this book explains that really well!

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Most of the time, motivation is related to rewards like money, but Daniel H. Pink asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Final Comments

I would love to hear what have you been reading or recommend? Please do share in the comment box below. If you like these recommendations, please don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.