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

An Event Apart DC is now wrapping up. Enjoy these show-related articles, links, and tools courtesy of your fellow attendees and our fabulous speakers. Then bookmark this page and come back for even more resources, coming soon.

Attendee Write-ups

Michael Ellis, Designernaut

Jeffrey Zeldman
Whitney Hess
Jonathan Hoefler
Luke Wroblewski
Josh Clark
Jared M. Spool
Daniel Mall
Derek Featherstone
Jaimee Newberry
Chris Coyier
Sarah Parmenter
Kevin M. Hoffman

Sketchnotes by Jason Garber

Whitney Hess
Daniel Mall
Derek Featherstone – Responsive Design and Accessibility day

Sketchnotes by Jake Palmer

PDF: Sketchnotes for All Three Days of AEA DC

Chris Davis

Day One
Day Two

Colin Eagan

An Event Apart DC – Show Recap

Luke Wroblewski


Presentation-Related Articles and Projects

Chris Coyier SVG Presentation Related

CSS-TRICKS “How to Use SVG”—A wonderfully huge compendium of rich SVG info. Link after link after link after link of linky SVG goodness, curated by Mr. Coyier himself. Give yourself a few hours to enjoy, and dive in!

Daniel Mall Presentation Related

The Elements of Content Strategy
An open redesign for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Pattern Lab
Jason Santa Maria on The Pastry Box
Visual Inventory
Responsive Design Workflow, by Stephen Hay
Responsive Comping: Obtaining Signoff without Mockups, by Matt Griffin
Content And Style Prototyping the Rebuild, by Sparkbox
Element Collages
Reading Is Fundamental open redesign
Entertainment Weekly

Kevin M. Hoffman Presentation Related Articles and Books

Marissa Mayer’s on Yahoo’s move away from telecommuting
Successful collaboration at the National Institutes of Health
Why Teams Make Us Happy by Scott Belsky
How parents and the internet transformed club foot treatment.
Google Ventures workshop on Meetings that Don’t Suck
The Nordstrom Innovation Lab at work
The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard by Pam Mueller and Dan Oppenheimer, Psychological Science
Accelerate by John P. Kotter, Harvard Business Review
Facilitating Great Design by Kevin M. Hoffman, A List Apart
Meetings: The Canary in the Culture Coal Mine by Kevin M. Hoffman, UIE
What Good Teaching and Meetings Share by Kevin M. Hoffman, UIE
Good Kickoff Meetings
The Future of Competition (Pralahad & Ramaswamy)
Lean UX (Gothelf & Seiden)
Visual Leaders (Sibbett)
Visual Teams (Sibbett)
Visual Meetings (Sibbett)
A Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision Making (Kaner, et al)
How to Make Meetings Work (Doyle & Strauss)
The Rapid Vis Toolkit (Hanks)
Gamestorming (Gray, Macanufo & Brown)
The Connected Company (Gray w/Vander Wal )
The Doodle Revolution (Sunni Brown)
The Back of the Napkin (Dan Roam)
Business Model Generation (Alex Osterwalder, et al)
Collaboration (Hansen)
Collaborating Effectively (Harvard Business Review)
Moments of Impact (Solomon & Ertel)
Designing the Conversation (Unger, Nunnally & Willis)
Designing Together (Brown)
Remote: Office Not Required (Fried & Hansson)

Josh Clark Presentation Related


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


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)
Chess via WebRTC
Google Deep Shot


Myo Armband
Leap Motion
LG HomeChat
Internet-enabled Crock-Pot (!!)