[Book] The Animation At Work book by Rachel Nabors is a wonderful guide on the purpose of animation beyond just a “decorative” addition. From the science and psychology behind animation to how you can adopt meaningful animation in your team, this book will help you lay the foundation for creating great animations.
[Article] How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience is an insightful article that outlines different types of animations in user interfaces, as well as their purposes in creating great user experiences.
[Article] Louis Hoebregts wrote a great piece on Simulating Mouse Movement with simplex noise. A very helpful trick for showcasing interaction-based animations!