AEA Resources: Articles, Links, and Tools From An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition 2014

An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition will soon be upon us. Count down to the big event while enjoying these preliminary links to related articles, media, and tools.


An Event Apart Facebook
An Event Apart Google+
@aneventapart Twitter feed
Twitter Search: #aeaorl (AEA Orlando Special Edition) Hashtag (follow along for show-related tweets)
An Event Apart 2014 Playlist (for Spotify & Rdio)
An Event Apart Orlando: Special Edition 2014 Flickr Photo Group (bookmark this spot to view and share photos during the event)

Session Notes

Luke Wroblewski

Designing for Crisis (Eric Meyer)
The Elusive, Inclusive Web App (Scott Jehl)

Paul Cushing

Day 1 notes
Day 2 notes

Erin Joyce

3 Things I Learned from An Event Apart Orlando

Pepper Oldziey

Understanding Web Design (Jeffrey Zeldman)
Designing Engagement (Jaimee Newberry)
Designing Using Data (Sarah Parmenter)
Mobile First Responsive Web Design (Jason Grigsby)
Putting Your UI in Motion With CSS (Val Head)
The Map & The Territory (Ethan Marcotte)
Content in Context Is King (Derek Featherstone)
Co-Design, Not Redesign (Kevin M. Hoffman)
Touchy Subjects: Creating Content for Sensitive Situations (Kate Kiefer Lee)
Content in a Zombie Apocalypse (Karen McGrane)
Screen Time (Luke Wroblewski)
Designing for Crisis (Eric Meyer)
How Designers Destroyed the World (Mike Monteiro)
How To Champion Ideas Back At Work (Scott Berkun)

Speaker-Related Links and Resources

Karen McGrane

The Immobile Web (Slideshare)
Google is preparing for screenless computers
Google Glass Guidelines (Google)
The Ultimate Internet Toaster (Impact Lab)
Make your selfie the perfect breakfast! (Daily Mail UK)
WCM is for losers
Creation Myth (New Yorker Magazine)
Ted Nelson’s Computer Paradigm, Expressed as One-Liners
The solutions to all our problems may be buried in PDFs that nobody reads (The Washington Post)
The Battle for the Body Field (A List Apart)
Content Modelling: A Master Skill (A List Apart)
Content Modeling Series by Cleve Gibbon (
Deblobbing your chunks: Building a flexible content model
The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age (Nieman Journalism Lab)

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

Jenn Lukas

Where to find info on Web Font Trends (Jenn Lukas/A List Apart Blog)
Disabling Typekit (Jenn Lukas/The Nerdary)
Testing the loading of fonts with screen size media queries (Dave Rupert/CodePen)
Multiple Kits for Mobile Device Fallback Fonts (Jordan Moore/Typekit Blog)
Icon Fonts (on CSS Tricks)
Font Sizing with REM (Jonathan Snook)
Please Stop “Fixing” Font Smoothing
Easy Color Contrast Testing a look at the Chrome extension and how to use it (A List Apart blog)
45-75 character bookmarklet from Chris Coyier
Type-o-matic Firefox extension from Nicole Sullivan
General Styles Example (in GitHub Starter Files repository)
What Font extension to easily identify a font being used on a web page extension testing fallback fonts within the browser
Tinytype a table of what fonts are common to which mobile devices
Glyphs App Make your own icon fonts
The League of Movable Type
Adobe Edge Web Fonts
FontSquirrel (can filter fonts by “free”)
Google Fonts
Examples of Beautiful Google Font pairings

Derek Featherstone

Simply Accessible Examples

Scott Jehl

Open-Source Projects from The Filament Group
shoestring.js — “A lightweight, simple DOM utility made to run on a tight budget.”

Scott Berkun

Minimum/Maximum Note Taking For Conferences
Scott Berkun: How to Pitch an Idea
Scott Berkun: How to Convince Your Boss to Try New Things

Luke Wroblewski

Mo’ Pixels, Mo’ Problems - Dave Rupert

Val Head

All The Right Moves: CSS Animation Events Explained – Val Head (video)

Kevin M. Hoffman

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)

Jeremy Keith

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain) by Alexis Madrigal
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

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