UX Design Textbook

As part of of the "team UX" at work we're doing a bookclub to make sure we all have good foundations in UX before making it a company offering. We're starting with two books: The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman, and UXใƒ‡ใ‚ถใ‚คใƒณใฎๆ•™็ง‘ๆ›ธ (The UX Design Textbook) by Masaya Andou.

While I work reading and writing Japanese all day (when I'm not slinging code), I haven't read a book in Japanese in ages. This is mostly because what I'm interested in ( technology, the web etc...) is usually written about in English well before Japanese. And since I can read English natively, it's natural for me to pick those books.

Starting to read UXใƒ‡ใ‚ถใ‚คใƒณใฎๆ•™็ง‘ๆ›ธ yesterday and the first thing that hit me is how much my Japanese has improved in the last 4 years. I used to struggle reading texts written for native-speakers as I had large gaps in my kanji recognition abilities. Gaps still exist. But now they're small enough that reading a single page doesn't take 20 minutes as I look up every 5th word. Only taken me...20 years(!) to come the far.