Month: June 2009

My post-Big (D)esign Conference to-do list

I recently attended the Big (D)esign Conference in Dallas and could not say enough good things about it!  I took pages and pages of notes on web design usability and user behaviour and thoroughly challenged by brain to delve deeper into user experience and interactions.  I’d expected to come away with a long list of design websites to look up…but instead I came away with quite a long reading list of books relating to human psychology.

Here are some of the books mentioned by some of the conference speakers (I’ve linked the titles to the books on Amazon):

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

What Makes Them Click by Susan M. Weinschenk

Designing Web Interfaces by Bill Scott

About Face by Alan Cooper

Mind Hacks by Tom Stafford & Matt Webb

What is Strategy? by Michael Porter

Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen
Phew! That’s quite the summer reading list!


Hooray for a green online printing option!

I just found a promising option for sustainable printing:!  I received their package of samples and it all looked great.
Aside from a nice website 🙂 here are some of the features that caught my eye:

  • Use soy and vegetable-based inks
  • Gloss, matte, and uncoated papers have a high percentage of recycled content.
  • 100% wind-powered thru Renewable Energy Credits (how cool is that!)

Let me know if you’ve printed with them! I can hardly wait!