–Engage

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

My Reading List as of Dec 2005

My fave blogs (no aggregators)

  1. Ok-Cancel – a comic strip, great articles, and a rabid commenting community make this blog one of my favorites.
  2. Functioning Form – One of the most intelligent bloggers on design of digital systems I have met and read. Covering these topics: visual design’s importance to UX, social-technologies, AJAX/RIAs
  3. Borkado – A great blog on the state of Web 2.0
  4. Ajaxian – while they concentrate a tad too much on the state of the technology of Ajax, they are still an indespensible resources for anyone dealing with any side of AJAX-based web applications.
  5. Web 2.0 Central – Besides the very inventive URL, this is agreat source to learn about the latest releases, rumors, and such around the “startup” craze within the web-based software community. I think they confuse AJAX for Web 2.0 a bit too much, but despitet he blog title, it is a fun resource that I depend upon. In this category of blogs, I have to give an honorable mention to Emily Chan’s eHub.
  6. Good Experience Newsletter – While I prefer the newsletter format of this “blog” I have to give it mention here as Mark Hurst’s writings are definitely an important part of the every week experience.
  7. Berkun Blog – Scott is a great thinker regarding both project management and user experience.
  8. All this chittah-chattah – Steve Portigal’s constant updates have a spattering of some great insights and critiques.
  9. knemeyer – Musings on design and other high-level thinking, Dirk’s blog while spartan is a good read to keep track of.
  10. PingMag – I forget how I found this recent add-on to my OPML file, but I find their topic matter around design to be different and inspiring.


Honorable Mentions
Rashmi’s Blog
John Boutelle
PeterMe
Many-to-Many
Emily Chang
Bloug
Personal Info Cloud
Brain Sparks

Magazines/publishing
Digital Web
UXMatters
Boxes and Arrows
BusinessWeek’s Design & Innovation
UI Garden
Technology Review

Daily News
New York Times
C|Net’s news.com
Wired News

Aggregators
Usability In The News
User Interface Blog
Putting People First
Planet HCI

Best Find
Frog Design Mind – I also found on Google that frog Design itself publishes some of these articles or similar ones of interest. (There is also an archive. Alas, no RSS feed.)

Resources
IxDA Resource Library
Interaction-Design.org
HCIRN
HCI Bibliography
Ajax Patterns
Patterns in Interaction Design

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  • http://web2.0central.com/ Reg Cheramy

    Dave,

    Thanks for the commentary and I’m glad you like the blog.

    While there are a lot of things that make up a Web 2.0 company, AJAX is one of the key elements.

    Not AJAX as a technology but more the usablity making web applications possible.

  • http://synapticburn.com dave

    Hi Reg,
    I wrote that description b/c I believe that web 2.0 is really technology agnostic. AJAX I think helps, but to me the core of Web 2.0 is around the social interactions around information.

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