Most of my thoughts are derived from audio books and courses that I listen on daily basis plus personal experience from user research on the products I am designing. In the company I work with we are doing weekly user interviews. It helps a lot to built good understanding for some universal principles that are valid across majority of users in majority of contexts.
Here are few examples of my sources in my library that help me draft my articles. Of course, on top of that I frequently do short desktop researches to see what else has been written. It helps me see how to add a different perspective not just repeat 1:1 the same stuff.
Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Your senses aren't just a part of you-they define you. Nothing you…
Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what…
Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related…
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about…
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
Check out this great listen on Audible.com. In his defining work on emotional intelligence, best-selling author Daniel…
Hope this answers your question Karim. Thanks for taking the time to read the article and asking the questions! :)