AEA Resources: Articles, Links, and Tools From An Event Apart Boston 2015

An in-progress compendium of links, resources, and information from the speakers at An Event Apart Boston.


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Speaker Links and Resources

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

Josh Clark

Magic and Technology

Hazards of Prophecy from Profiles of the Future by Arthur C. Clarke Alan Kay’s 1982 seminar at Creative Think Enchanted Objects by David Rose Deeper insights into the 7th mass media channel (mobile) by Tomi Ahonen In Search of Objects by Benedict Evans The Muse of the Future Is Here by Robinson Meyer

Mobile and Sensor-Driven UI

Mobile First by Ben Thompson Word Lens and Google Translate Nappy Notifier by Huggies

Too Many Screens

Study: average daily smartphone use is over 3 hours Study: attention drops if smartphone simply visible nearby Way Out animated film Understanding Apple Watch with Jen Simmons and Josh Clark

Magical interaction products/projects

Grab Magic Happy Together Neiman Marcus “Memory Mirror”; related CBS news story Rebecca Minkoff interactive mirror Dorothy Project and flic magic buttons Snapshot by Progressive Insurance Automatic Propeller Health (formerly Asthmapolis) ARES military sand table “Smart Dumb Things” by Argo Design Room/E by Frog Design THAW by MIT’s Tangible Media Lab ColorUp lamp FotoSwipe Vessyl and Colbert Report Baidu’s smart chopsticks pplkpr Withings Activité Mailchimp’s Six Monkeys project SyFy Sync’s Sharknado experience and the similar Netflix Hue hack Mega Stomp Battle Amazon Dash Button

Designing for Pre-Attention

Wikipedia: pre-attentive processing Smart Watches, Wearables, and That Nasty Data Rash by Josh Clark

The Human Element

How smart does your bed have to be, before you are afraid to go to sleep at night? by Rich Gold Wikipedia: Mechanical Turk automaton chess player #IoTH: The Internet of Things and Humans by Tim O'Reilly Of Nerve and Imagination by Josh Clark

Services and resources

The challenge for web designers in 2015 (or how to cheat at the future) by Richard Pope. A great collection of emerging browser APIs. IFTTT Zapier

Also, you can totally get your very own magic-wand remote at The Wand Company.

Mat Marquis

Responsive Images

Smarter Icons

Faster Websites

Critical CSS

Deferred Loading of WebFonts

Setting a Perf Budget

Ethan Marcotte

More information about Pando, and its future Chris Coyier's guide to flexbox Philip Walton's library of common layout patterns “solved” by flexbox The Illusion of Life, by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. (Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston's official site is worth your time, too.)

Rachel Andrew

My site with all of the examples shown and more Latest Working Draft Editor's Draft Grid posts on www-style enable support for Grid Layout in browsers an article covering the initial IE implementation Examples from Igalia who are doing the Blink and Webkit implementation Polyfill for the current Grid Layout specification Post from Manuel Rego Casasnovas, who works at Igalia and is involved in implementing Grid in Chrome and Blink. How the spec evolved in 2014. another post detailing the current status of the browser implementation

Brad Frost

Atomic Design: The Book

Chris Coyier

A Compendium of SVG Information