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!
I just found a promising option for sustainable printing: www.greenerprinter.com! 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!