What is the one *best* interaction design blog?

5 Apr 2007 - 11:42pm
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Austin Govella
2004

I'm updating my feed list. Typically, I find things through
serendipity or links-followed. I figured I'd ask the crowd for wisdom.

What is the one *best* interaction design blog that you absolutely must be read?

--
Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
http://thinkingandmaking.com
austin.govella at gmail.com

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6 Apr 2007 - 3:09am
Dustin Kirk
2006

While Motionographer isn't IxD oriented, I think it is fantastic and worth
checking out.
http://motionographer.com/

I'll also use this opportunity to shamelessly plug my relatively new, but
quickly expanding blog. It is called Volcanic Blog and is geared toward IxD
folks and autodidacts.
It consists of primarily online videos which fall nicely under the broad
topics of design, technology, business, and inspiration.

http://www.dustinkirk.com/volcanic/

Prodigiously,
-d- Dustin Kirk

6 Apr 2007 - 6:45am
Dave Malouf
2005

Austin, there are very few IxD only blogs out there. Most of the best
blogs I read are designer blogs.

something I wish more people did was to have a "shared links" area
which Google creates. Here's mine and it references a ton of stuff on
a regular basis.

I also think that my blog choices are as much about the specific work
I do as it is about an interest in IxD. I'm building more mobile UX
blogs in my OPML than ever, as well as Blend/Expression stuff.

On a separate note, does anyone know a good way to publish an OPML for
others to get access to it. A big piece of functionality that Google
Reader is missing (though I love Google Reader).

-- dave

On 4/6/07, -d- Dustin Kirk <dustin.kirk at gmail.com> wrote:
> While Motionographer isn't IxD oriented, I think it is fantastic and worth
> checking out.
> http://motionographer.com/
>
> I'll also use this opportunity to shamelessly plug my relatively new, but
> quickly expanding blog. It is called Volcanic Blog and is geared toward IxD
> folks and autodidacts.
> It consists of primarily online videos which fall nicely under the broad
> topics of design, technology, business, and inspiration.
>
> http://www.dustinkirk.com/volcanic/
>
> Prodigiously,
> -d- Dustin Kirk
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6 Apr 2007 - 9:09am
.pauric
2006

"something I wish more people did was to have a "shared links" area"

Maybe another area for the 'interactive portfolio', <
http://www.grazr.com/config.html> will take your opml list and build an
applet for your site/blog

E.g. <http://web.mac.com/pauric_ocallaghan/reading_list/grazr_opml_list.html
>
(forgive the odd folder structure, I stripped out the non-design feeds for
the purpose of this thread)

6 Apr 2007 - 9:57am
James Melzer
2004

I actually enjoy signal vs. noise most of all. I seem to have a lot of
bookmarks from it. It is nearly always provocative, and they talk
about both process and products. Now, they do like to enflame and
provoke, but that makes for interesting reading. I generally think
they oversimplify and decontextualize nearly everything, but if you go
into it with that in mind, it's fine.

http://www.37signals.com/svn/
http://del.icio.us/jamesmelzer/in:37signals

~ James

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On 4/6/07, Austin Govella <austin.govella at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm updating my feed list. Typically, I find things through
> serendipity or links-followed. I figured I'd ask the crowd for wisdom.
>
> What is the one *best* interaction design blog that you absolutely must be read?
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Austin Govella
> Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
> http://thinkingandmaking.com
> austin.govella at gmail.com
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9 Apr 2007 - 4:04pm
Austin Govella
2004

On 4/6/07, Christian Crumlish <xian at pobox.com> wrote:
> Here are some other sites...

LukeW's Functioning Form is always good:
* http://www.lukew.com/ff/

It's more of a reference for me. Luke's entries are always very clear,
thorough, concise, and timeless. (Seriously. I'm not brown-nosing.
Check out his stuff on forms, career paths, and the consistent notes
on conferences and other events.)

--
Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
http://thinkingandmaking.com
austin.govella at gmail.com

9 Apr 2007 - 5:29pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

> On a separate note, does anyone know a good way to publish an OPML for
> others to get access to it. A big piece of functionality that Google
> Reader is missing (though I love Google Reader).

In Reader, this is under Settings, under the Import/Export tab.

-r-

9 Apr 2007 - 6:22pm
Dave Malouf
2005

That's not what I mean Robert. I know I can export to an OPML, but I
want to share my "blogroll" so to speak, by just letting people see
what I read.

I'd also like to see what other people read.

-- dave

On 4/9/07, Robert Hoekman, Jr. <rhoekmanjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On a separate note, does anyone know a good way to publish an OPML for
> > others to get access to it. A big piece of functionality that Google
> > Reader is missing (though I love Google Reader).
>
> In Reader, this is under Settings, under the Import/Export tab.
>
> -r-
>

--
David Malouf
http://synapticburn.com/
http://ixda.org/
http://motorola.com/

12 Apr 2007 - 2:11am
Kevin Wong
2007

Have you tried using NewsGator Online? I don't personally use it (NNW
instead), but on the website it says you can share your feeds in a
blogroll. It's free too.

From the site:
BlogRolls: Automatically show the blogs & news feeds you read, on
your blog. The blogroll settings page enables NewsGator Online to
automatically generate a blogroll for your page. Your blogroll will
be generated by NewsGator Online to reflect all your current
subscriptions for a given location. Simply check the box on the
location's blogroll configuration page and enter a template to
specify how you would like your blogroll to appear. The template you
enter will be used to render each subscription for your blogroll.
After you have entered and saved your template, just copy the script
reference listed on the blogroll settings page and paste it into your
web site's HTML and your blogroll will be generated automatically by
NewsGator Online.

-kevin

On Apr 9, 2007, at 4:22 PM, David Malouf wrote:

> That's not what I mean Robert. I know I can export to an OPML, but I
> want to share my "blogroll" so to speak, by just letting people see
> what I read.
>
> I'd also like to see what other people read.
>
> -- dave
>
>
> On 4/9/07, Robert Hoekman, Jr. <rhoekmanjr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On a separate note, does anyone know a good way to publish an
>>> OPML for
>>> others to get access to it. A big piece of functionality that Google
>>> Reader is missing (though I love Google Reader).
>>
>> In Reader, this is under Settings, under the Import/Export tab.
>>
>> -r-
>>
>
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
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12 Apr 2007 - 3:21am
Håkan Reis
2006

I use yahoos pipes instead (http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/). taking feeds
from various places and combining them to a single feed is powerful.

--
Håkan Reis
Dotway AB

http://blog.reis.se

12 Apr 2007 - 5:41am
Dave Malouf
2005

On 4/12/07, Håkan Reis <hakan.reis at dotway.se> wrote:
> I use yahoos pipes instead (http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/). taking feeds
> from various places and combining them to a single feed is powerful.

That is interesting. I don't want to create a new feed though. I just
want people to see my list of feeds. They can then decide what they
want to subscribe to or not on their own. I think the Blogroll is what
I'm talking about. I'll look at newsgator and see what I can pull out
of it.

-- dave

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http://ixda.org/
http://motorola.com/

12 Apr 2007 - 10:12am
Jenifer Tidwell
2003

Interesting that most posts here have been about tools, not content. :-)

In any case, two of my favorite blogs are Design Observer and Information
Aesthetics. They're not interaction design as such, but I find them both to
be interesting and mind-expanding.

http://designobserver.com/
http://infosthetics.com/

- Jenifer

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12 Apr 2007 - 10:35am
Thomas Vander Wal
2004

Dave --

You can publish and link to your list of feeds in http://share.opml.org/

On 4/12/07, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
> That is interesting. I don't want to create a new feed though. I just
> want people to see my list of feeds. They can then decide what they
> want to subscribe to or not on their own. I think the Blogroll is what
> I'm talking about. I'll look at newsgator and see what I can pull out
> of it.
>
> -- dave
>
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
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12 Apr 2007 - 2:13pm
Sean Voisen
2006

My personal interest is mostly in info visualization and IA, but as
for blogs that covers a good part of the whole domain of IxD or UX,
maybe http://www.uxmatters.com or http://www.boxesandarrows.com for
blogs from multiple authors and Chris Fahey's graphpaper: http://
www.graphpaper.com or Luke W's http://www.lukew.com/ff for single
authors.

As for visualization:
http://www.visualcomplexity.com - Lots of links to very interesting
projects/research
http://www.infosthetics.com - More interesting links

Sean Voisen
Interaction Design Technologist
http://seanvoisen.com

12 Apr 2007 - 7:10pm
Christian Crumlish
2006

re-sending:

On 4/6/07, Christian Crumlish <xian at pobox.com> wrote:
> I'd second SvN.
>
> David, doesn't Dave Winer have a site called Share Your OPML or
> something to that effect?
>
> Here are some other sites, besides Signal v. Noise and Thinking and
> Making (not all ID focused), that I tend to read regularly (or did
> before I started my new job and got behind):
>
> http://subtraction.com
> http://thinkingandmaking.com
> http://www.greenonions.com
> http://peterme.com
> http://prentissriddle.com/blog
> http://adaptivepath.com/blog
> http://www.informationdesign.org
> http://mike.teczno.com/notes
> http://www.thisisbroken.com
> http://alistapart.com
> http://livlab.com
> http://juxtaprose.com/feed
> http://www.uxmatters.com
> http://www.designobserver.com
> http://www.v-2.org
> http://www.digital-web.com
> http://atomiq.org
> http://www.cms-news.org
> http://toddwarfel.com
> http://vanderwal.net
> http://findability.org
> http://graphpaper.com
>
> No doubt I'm overlooking some good ones.
>
> -xian-
>

12 Apr 2007 - 7:11pm
Christian Crumlish
2006

> On 4/12/07, Jenifer Tidwell <jenifer.tidwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Interesting that most posts here have been about tools, not content. :-)
> >
> > In any case, two of my favorite blogs are Design Observer and Information
> > Aesthetics. They're not interaction design as such, but I find them both to
> > be interesting and mind-expanding.
> >
> > http://designobserver.com/
> > http://infosthetics.com/
> >
> > - Jenifer

Well, to be fair, David asked about sharing his OPML list of blogs he
reads, so that created a tangent conversation under the same subject
heading.

I'd second Design Observer!

-xian-

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