It’s been a little less than a week since my IA Summit presentation. To my great surprise, it went really well. I mean really well. In the next day or so I will be posting a summary of my experiences preparing and discussing my topic, which was, in a word, style.

Many people came to me after my presentation asking me not only to post the slides themselves, but also to post the reading list since I did discuss a lot of books and sites that deeply influenced my thinking. So here’s all the stuff:


Reading List

These readings are in roughly the same pedagogical sequence that the concepts appeared in my presentation. Note that not all of these were actually cited in the talk, but I did have all of them either at hand or in mind as I wrote.

(My strongest recommendations are indicated with a Recommended icon.)

And, of course, none of this would have been possible without Wikipedia and Google Images.


11 responses to “Interaction Design Style (My IA Summit 2007 Presentation)”

  1. Hi Chris, yours was one of the best presentations I saw at the Summit this year. Thanks for posting these materials!

    BTW, I ordered “The Architecture of Happiness” based on your recommendation, and am awaiting its arrival.

  2. Chris — Excellent talk, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

    You might also enjoy this HBR article that discusses the success of companies like Alessi based on their deep understanding of style…


  3. This is amazing – you’re pretty much making me feel like crap for not being at IA Summit 2007. Particularly loved the references to the fashion, architecture and literature worlds – great job!

  4. 238 slides? You’re a courageous man, Chris. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Did you pick and choose your slides as you went along?

    I had fun attending your talk too, refreshing to have someone talk about the visual aspects of UX.

  5. wow… i live in a dumpster and still think this is wierd… funny ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Chris,

    Emotional Design in Online Travel:

  7. Thanks for posting your reading list. I remembered a few but not all

  8. Very informative. I am glad I was paying close attention to this months InfoDesign.org newsletter.

  9. Julian LaVerdiere Avatar
    Julian LaVerdiere

    This presentation is fascinating!
    I imagine you’ve read Richard Dawkins -The Selfish Gene?
    The notion of “Memes” came to mind as I paged through your images on the evolution of stylistic traits.

  10. I wasn’t there and stumbled on your presentation accidentally. As a presentational designer and author of Presentational Skills for the Next Generation I have one word for what you presented, WOW! Looks like I really missed a fabulous presentation.