Great to meet Chris, Mike and Rachel, and of course Jackie (but we know each other already, from Lancaster). I certainly found the conversation got my grey matter working, which I always enjoy.
Couple of sites to look at…
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/ - written by Joel Spolsky, which I really like. Great writing style (well, it would be he wrote an essay on that too) and some very interesting ideas.
http://www.ted.com/ – If you’ve not seen the TED talks, there are some great design related ones. Jackie, if you can tear yourself away from the cooking and homely arts this will be a great distraction – assuming you’ve not devoured them all already.
If you look at http://www.ted.com/index.php/profiles/view/id/60092 you’ll see my profile there with some of my favourite talks – no desperately design related, but what the heck.
Yes, I remember, I somehow accidentally volunteered to talk about designing for older people. I can also talk about personas (till the cows come home). I’m giving a one day tutorial on personas at HCI 2008 in Liverpool again this year (did it last year) so do tell everyone and I’ll be your friend forever. I’m also putting together a half day session for executives called “Design Matters”. I’d love to run this by a test audience, so before you get sick of the sound of my voice I’d love to try this out on you and get your views. Very much focussed on helping execs understand why design is important.
Looking forward to next month, see you then.