AEA Resources: Articles, Links, and Tools From An Event Apart Chicago 2014

An Event Apart Chicago has wrapped. Enjoy these show-related articles, links, and tools courtesy of your fellow attendees and our fabulous speakers.

An Event Apart Chicago has wrapped. Enjoy these show-related articles, links, and tools courtesy of your fellow attendees and our fabulous speakers.


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Session Reviews

By AJ Troxell

Notes from all 3 days of the show

By Luke Wroblewski

Touchy Subjects: Creating Content for Sensitive Situations (Kate Kiefer Lee) Atomic Design (Brad Frost) Mind the Gap (Josh Clark) UX Strategy Means Business

By Steve Fabre

Notes from the entire event

The Goldmine: Speaker-Related Links and Resources

Kate Kiefer-Lee

Nicely Said Voice and Tone (MailChimp) Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg Vernacular Eloquence by Peter Elbow Editorially’s terms of service, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license Automattic’s terms of service, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license MailChimp’s legal policies Macmillan Cancer Support Gov.UK’s style guide

Jon Hicks

Iconic (Icon Set) Design process of the Githib Icon Font ‘Octicons’ Optimizing UI icons for faster recognition The Noun Project Spotify Icon Set Sketch App Color Emoji in Windows 8.1—The Future of Color Fonts? IcoMoon Glyphs App @font-face web font research Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts SVGO-GUI (SVG Optimiser) SVG Icons FTW Lonely Planet Icon Process Grunticon Grumpicon The Icon Handbook

Brad Frost

Atomic Design Pattern Lab Pattern library/style guide resources Dave Olsen Dave Olsen on Twitter Entertainment Weekly TechCrunch Establishing Design Direction Responsive Deliverables Structure Frist, Content Always Designing with Dynamic Content Ish. Development Is Design Stylify Me Interface Inventory Style Tiles Element Collages

Jenny Lam


Typography for Lawyers

ROI on Design

Design Management Institute February 2014 “Proving Our Value: Measuring Design’s Return on Investment” Rob Wallace, 2001 DMI Journal Vol. 12, No. 3

Credibility in Design

Credibility in Design: Stanford Edu

Aesthetic Experience Perceptions & Expectations

Marketing actions can modulate neural representations of experienced pleasantness

Design Leadership

Basilica – The Splendor and the Scandal Building St. Peter's by R.A. Scott Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design by Maria Giudice and Christopher Ireland


The Brand Gap by Marty Neumier


Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler Subtle Patterns


Great digital lighting & environment examples from Fantasy Interactive The little big details Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Don Norman

On critique

How to Get Better Feedback by Scott Berkun

Jeremy Keith

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain) by Alexis Madrigal Mondegreens The Heliocentric View of the Solar System by Nicolaus Copernicus On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin Information Management: A Proposal by Tim Berners-Lee A Dao Of Web Design by John Allsopp Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition, by Jeffrey Zeldman with Ethan Marcotte CSS Zen Garden by Dave Shea How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand Shearing Layers Ship of Theseus Architectural Design Values An Essay on W3C’s Design Principles by Bert Bos Progressive Enhancement is still important by Jake Archibald Sigh, JavaScript by Dan Mall How many people are missing out on JavaScript enhancement? by Peter Herlihy Government Service Design Manual Postel’s Law What The Web Is And Is Not by Joe Hewitt “Sites” vs “Apps” by Chris Coyier World Wide Web, The Project by Tim Berners-Lee Do Websites Need To Look The Same In Every Browser? by Dan Cederholm Cutting The Mustard by Responsive News The Pastry Box by Scott Jehl Support vs. Optimization by Brad Frost Future Friendly Line Mode Browser

Josh Clark

The Multi-Device Landscape

The new multi-screen world study People swap devices 21 times an hour Sequential Messaging is Advertising’s Next Great Leap Forward In praise of boring objects Putting magic in the mundane Apple iOS 8 Continuity Apple Carplay and Android Auto Android Wear Android Nearby

Code and Software Prototypes

Happy Together: tap music, maps, URLs, photos, text from phone to computer: (video on Vimeo) | (source code on Github) Grab Magic: (video on Youtube) | (video on TED) Sonicnet.js Racer Chess via WebRTC Google Deep Shot

Devices and Services

Myo Armband Ring Leap Motion Toymail Chromecast Drumpants Shine LG HomeChat Vessyl Internet-enabled Crock-Pot (!!)

Mike Monteiro

When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry Victor Papanek (wikipedia) An Early Champion of Good Sense Design for the Real World Design Is a Job

Jeffrey Zeldman

Understanding Web Design Art Directors Club: Global Awards and Club Stanford White Murder Stanford White Murder of the Century Kindle Edition: Ragtime (novel by E.L. Doctorow) Wikipedia: Ragtime (novel by E.L. Doctorow) Webby Awards 1997 Interview with Tiffany Shlain ( The Web at 25 (W3C) Milton Glaser Bob Dylan (Google saved search) Milton Glaser Typedia: A Shared Encyclopedia of Typefaces Rosewood (font) - Typekit Louis Armstrong Miles Davis (official site) Miles Davis (Wikipedia) John Coltrane