results: harnessing technology's potential without being harnessed to technology

4 Dec 2006 - 1:00am
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Maren Costa
2006

Hi all,
A week ago I asked the question, "How do we best stay abreast of rapidly changing technologies and their implications/potential for interaction design without getting bogged down code?" I received excellent responses from all: suggestions ranging from newsletters, sites-to-watch, and script libraries, to conferences, blogs, and discussion groups; as well as some excellent sound bites along the lines of this one: "What is possible and what is desirable--our job is to find the intersection of these two spaces. If you only ever look within that which is possible, you never create the opportunity to do better. Often times, when you define what is desirable, you suddenly find that new things are possible."* The upshot being: there's no single, one-stop-shopping source**, but there's a lot of great info out there in various places, forms, and forums if you're willing to spend some time digging a bit and briefing yourself, while still keeping your brain free to
dream :]. Following, for your reference, are the compiled resources. Thanks to everyone who responded!

*Well put by Joshua Seiden

**That said, this excellent guide by Luke Wroblewski and Frank Ramirez comes closest: http://www.lukew.com/resources/WebApplicationSolutions.pdf

NEWSLETTERS

Slant
http://slant.avenuea-razorfish.com/1104_slant/subscribe.asp

Adobe Edge
www.adobe.com/newsletters/edge/subscribe/

REFERENCE SITES

A List Apart
www.alistapart.com

Ars Technica
http://arstechnica.com/

Boxes & Arrows
www.boxesandarrows.com

HTML Dog
http://www.htmldog.com/

InfoDesign
www.informationdesign.org/

The Interaction Designer's Coffee Break
www.guuui.com

Particletree
http://particletree.com/
http://particletree.com/features/javascript-basics-for-prototyping/
http://particletree.com/features/ajax-wireframing-approaches/
http://particletree.com/features/javascript-basics-for-prototyping/

Vitamin
www.thinkvitamin.com/

GOOD READS

eWeek
http://www.eweek.com/

NY Times Tech section
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html

WEB-TECH IN ACTION (sites-to-watch)

www.etsy.com
www.flickr.com
Google's Docs & Spreadsheets, Picasa, Gmail, etc.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

IDEA (www.ideaconference.org/)
Information Architecture Summit (www.iasummit.org/2007/)
Adaptive Path (http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/workshops/)

BLOGS

Yahoo's pattern guru Bill Scott: http://looksgoodworkswell.blogspot.com

"LIBRARY" SITES

Prototype (http://prototype.conio.net)

Scriptaculous (http://script.aculo.us)

Yahoo's User Interface pattern library: http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/index.php (good best practices for a lot of ajax-based interactions.

Check out some of the archived lecture videos at the YUI Theater which includes several about designing for web 2.0: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/theater/

(And if you're interested in code, try out Yahoo's phenomenal YUI toolkit: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/)

Maren Costa
Lead Senior UI Designer . Amazon.com
maren at amazon.com

Comments

4 Dec 2006 - 6:20am
maglez@btintern...
2006

Thanks for the collection.

It's nice from you to pass this list of resources.

Miguel Gonzalez.

--- "Costa, Maren" <maren at amazon.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> A week ago I asked the question, "How do we best stay abreast of rapidly changing technologies
> and their implications/potential for interaction design without getting bogged down code?" I
> received excellent responses from all: suggestions ranging from newsletters, sites-to-watch, and
> script libraries, to conferences, blogs, and discussion groups; as well as some excellent sound
> bites along the lines of this one: "What is possible and what is desirable--our job is to find
> the intersection of these two spaces. If you only ever look within that which is possible, you
> never create the opportunity to do better. Often times, when you define what is desirable, you
> suddenly find that new things are possible."* The upshot being: there's no single,
> one-stop-shopping source**, but there's a lot of great info out there in various places, forms,
> and forums if you're willing to spend some time digging a bit and briefing yourself, while still
> keeping your brain free to
> dream :]. Following, for your reference, are the compiled resources. Thanks to everyone who
> responded!
>
> *Well put by Joshua Seiden
>
> **That said, this excellent guide by Luke Wroblewski and Frank Ramirez comes closest:
> http://www.lukew.com/resources/WebApplicationSolutions.pdf
>
>
> NEWSLETTERS
>
> Slant
> http://slant.avenuea-razorfish.com/1104_slant/subscribe.asp
>
> Adobe Edge
> www.adobe.com/newsletters/edge/subscribe/
>
>
> REFERENCE SITES
>
> A List Apart
> www.alistapart.com
>
> Ars Technica
> http://arstechnica.com/
>
> Boxes & Arrows
> www.boxesandarrows.com
>
> HTML Dog
> http://www.htmldog.com/
>
> InfoDesign
> www.informationdesign.org/
>
> The Interaction Designer's Coffee Break
> www.guuui.com
>
> Particletree
> http://particletree.com/
> http://particletree.com/features/javascript-basics-for-prototyping/
> http://particletree.com/features/ajax-wireframing-approaches/
> http://particletree.com/features/javascript-basics-for-prototyping/
>
> Vitamin
> www.thinkvitamin.com/
>
>
> GOOD READS
>
> eWeek
> http://www.eweek.com/
>
> NY Times Tech section
> http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html
>
>
> WEB-TECH IN ACTION (sites-to-watch)
>
> www.etsy.com
> www.flickr.com
> Google's Docs & Spreadsheets, Picasa, Gmail, etc.
>
>
> CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
>
> IDEA (www.ideaconference.org/)
> Information Architecture Summit (www.iasummit.org/2007/)
> Adaptive Path (http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/workshops/)
>
>
> BLOGS
>
> Yahoo's pattern guru Bill Scott: http://looksgoodworkswell.blogspot.com
>
>
> "LIBRARY" SITES
>
> Prototype (http://prototype.conio.net)
>
> Scriptaculous (http://script.aculo.us)
>
> Yahoo's User Interface pattern library: http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/index.php (good
> best practices for a lot of ajax-based interactions.
>
> Check out some of the archived lecture videos at the YUI Theater which includes several about
> designing for web 2.0: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/theater/
>
> (And if you're interested in code, try out Yahoo's phenomenal YUI toolkit:
> http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/)
>
>
> Maren Costa
> Lead Senior UI Designer . Amazon.com
> maren at amazon.com
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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4 Dec 2006 - 6:27am
maglez@btintern...
2006

Thanks for the collection.

It's nice from you to pass this list of resources.

Miguel Gonzalez.

--- "Costa, Maren" <maren at amazon.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> A week ago I asked the question, "How do we best stay abreast of rapidly changing technologies
> and their implications/potential for interaction design without getting bogged down code?" I
> received excellent responses from all: suggestions ranging from newsletters, sites-to-watch, and
> script libraries, to conferences, blogs, and discussion groups; as well as some excellent sound
> bites along the lines of this one: "What is possible and what is desirable--our job is to find
> the intersection of these two spaces. If you only ever look within that which is possible, you
> never create the opportunity to do better. Often times, when you define what is desirable, you
> suddenly find that new things are possible."* The upshot being: there's no single,
> one-stop-shopping source**, but there's a lot of great info out there in various places, forms,
> and forums if you're willing to spend some time digging a bit and briefing yourself, while still
> keeping your brain free to
> dream :]. Following, for your reference, are the compiled resources. Thanks to everyone who
> responded!
>
> *Well put by Joshua Seiden
>
> **That said, this excellent guide by Luke Wroblewski and Frank Ramirez comes closest:
> http://www.lukew.com/resources/WebApplicationSolutions.pdf
>
>
> NEWSLETTERS
>
> Slant
> http://slant.avenuea-razorfish.com/1104_slant/subscribe.asp
>
> Adobe Edge
> www.adobe.com/newsletters/edge/subscribe/
>
>
> REFERENCE SITES
>
> A List Apart
> www.alistapart.com
>
> Ars Technica
> http://arstechnica.com/
>
> Boxes & Arrows
> www.boxesandarrows.com
>
> HTML Dog
> http://www.htmldog.com/
>
> InfoDesign
> www.informationdesign.org/
>
> The Interaction Designer's Coffee Break
> www.guuui.com
>
> Particletree
> http://particletree.com/
> http://particletree.com/features/javascript-basics-for-prototyping/
> http://particletree.com/features/ajax-wireframing-approaches/
> http://particletree.com/features/javascript-basics-for-prototyping/
>
> Vitamin
> www.thinkvitamin.com/
>
>
> GOOD READS
>
> eWeek
> http://www.eweek.com/
>
> NY Times Tech section
> http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html
>
>
> WEB-TECH IN ACTION (sites-to-watch)
>
> www.etsy.com
> www.flickr.com
> Google's Docs & Spreadsheets, Picasa, Gmail, etc.
>
>
> CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
>
> IDEA (www.ideaconference.org/)
> Information Architecture Summit (www.iasummit.org/2007/)
> Adaptive Path (http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/workshops/)
>
>
> BLOGS
>
> Yahoo's pattern guru Bill Scott: http://looksgoodworkswell.blogspot.com
>
>
> "LIBRARY" SITES
>
> Prototype (http://prototype.conio.net)
>
> Scriptaculous (http://script.aculo.us)
>
> Yahoo's User Interface pattern library: http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/index.php (good
> best practices for a lot of ajax-based interactions.
>
> Check out some of the archived lecture videos at the YUI Theater which includes several about
> designing for web 2.0: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/theater/
>
> (And if you're interested in code, try out Yahoo's phenomenal YUI toolkit:
> http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/)
>
>
> Maren Costa
> Lead Senior UI Designer . Amazon.com
> maren at amazon.com
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> List Guidelines ............ http://listguide.ixda.org/
> List Help .................. http://listhelp.ixda.org/
> (Un)Subscription Options ... http://subscription-options.ixda.org/
> Announcements List ......... http://subscribe-announce.ixda.org/
> Questions .................. lists at ixda.org
> Home ....................... http://ixda.org/
> Resource Library ........... http://resources.ixda.org
>

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