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Behind every great design, there's a great idea. An inspired thought turns on the design lightbulb. These are a few of my recent sources of inspiration and the places where I share the everyday encounters that light up that bulb for me.

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Research

From game theory to psychology, these are a few sources to inform my designs and ideas.
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An incredible study of cognition biases and compliance tactics.  To be used for good, not evil. 
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Authored by a renowned behavioral economist, this book can't be separated from an interaction designer's work. It leaves huge ethical implications for what we design, especially defaults. 
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A great marriage of educational and marketing practices and business applications.  One huge lesson after reading this one is the importance of storytelling and composition. 

Design 

I believe truly great ideas come from unexpected places and an open mind is the best instrument to discover them.

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I recently re-read my number one recommended read for those new to design. I've never looked at a door handle the same since the first time I picked this up. 
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This comprehensive work outlines great models of how we can put users at the center of our design and development processes.
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The design of things in our daily lives is brought into focus in this great documentary. I found the thoughts of these leaders in the industrial design field to be continually inspiring.  

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SharePoint Conference 2011, Baltimore, MD