Chapter 11. Other Resources

In this book, I’ve written a lot about encouraging your creativity by following experts in the field. This section represents some of the best resources and tools I’ve found. If you find some that are missing, please email me at .


Twitter is an invaluable resource for all the latest happenings in the usability and user-experience (UX) world. Consider opening a Twitter account to follow these great resources:

Aarron Walter @aarron

Director of UX at MailChimp and author of Designing for Emotion (A Book Apart).

A Book Apart @abookapart

Publisher of some really great design and web development books. These books inspired me to write this one!

Dan Cederholm @simplebits

Co-founder of Dribbble, an online show-and-tell for designers, and SimpleBits LLC web design studio. Dan is an extremely talented designer and offers a great deal of insight into the world of usability and design.

Design Observer @designobserver

The group hosts an expansive website about the world of design. They also produce an incredible podcast series called “Design Matters,” hosted by Debbie Millman.

EffectiveUI @effectiveui

User-experience design agency based in Denver, Colorado, that uses Twitter to help folks stay abreast of leading design trends and shifts in the industry. It’s also behind the book Effective UI (O’Reilly), which I used to prepare the section on usability studies.

Human Factors International @humanfactors

A world leader in user-centered ...

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