What I’m reading this weekend
I almost never link blog, but these tabs have been sitting open in my browser for ages because I thought they were truly worth sharing:
- The art of Up I haven’t seen Up yet, what with the whole Being In Austria thing and whatnot, but this post from one of the principal artists, Lou Romano, is amazing and inspiring and tantalizing. And it’s really long. Full of artistic noodling and explanations of how they came up with the look and feel they came up with. Right now? I love the fact that blogs exist. Thank you, internet!
- The Better You Program, The Worse You Communicate – no great revelation, but succinctly and usefully (and gently) put
- Zombie ideas ideas that will not die. This is brilliant.
- Brain study points to ‘sixth sense’ —there really *is* a part of your brain that incorporates information below your consciousness and leads you to feel the urge to do things. And non-scientists say, “You’re just now catching onto the program?”
- Why Horst W.J. Rittel Matters you’ll find out why—it’s a bit thick, but well worth wading through. Failing that, jump to the bullet points—they’re good.
- Six Questions from Kicker: Jack Schulze designer Q&A. Good stuff.
- InspireUX (the origin of the above link), a site I keep losing and rediscovering, but now the author is on Twitter so I don’t have to do the work any more!
- and lastly, but not leastly, Typing The Letters A-E-S Into Your Code? You’re Doing It Wrong!. This is really not something I need to know about, technically, but the fact that it’s a snarky, funny revival of teaching through Socratic dialogue crossed with a faux scifi screenplay… that’s worth reading.
Back to book layouting for me…
Oh, wait, one more thing! Speaking of book layouting, I’m posting real-time updates and screenshots on the @jsrocks twitter account. Follow if you’re curious!
And I’m turning my personal twitter account more towards comments on design, business, etc., rather than the typical daily stuff. Although it still sounds like me (see also Amy’s Law of Information Filth) and uh, I still curse a lot. You can follow *me* on Twitter, too: @amyhoy, if you’re into that sorta thing.