What books related to Humane Design are out there?
"Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products is a guide to building habit-forming technology." by Nir Eyal
Written for product managers, designers and from their perspective. Provides a great “hook” model - loop of trigger > action > variable reward > investment. This is a great explanation on how products become habbits and addictions.
"The Hacking of the American Mind" by Dr. Robert Lustig
Provides the underlying physiological mechanism of long term happiness decrease, caused by to over consumption of short term pleasures. Ties behaviors (for example, consuming too much interesting social media feeds; lack of interpersonal eye-to-eye contacts ) to biochemistry dopamine over production >> dopamine resitance >> serotonin decrease >> less happiness.
"The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life" by Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
Provides various proves and examples, that people often do not understand true motives of their behaviours. Beyond people personal lives, unconscious motives also lurk within large-scale social institutions such as art, charity, education, politics, and religion.
Important for designers of humane products and policies as they should understand the true motives and root causes of the issues, to be effective in their goal to create humane products and policies.