Joseph Dickerson Articles and reflections on life, movies, design and life (sometimes in 140 character increments) by Joseph Dickerson, writer and technologist. Dickerson has embraced Twitter as a Journal of the Now and this book contains some of his favorite observations as well as a collection of his articles.
Joseph Dickerson UX101 is an introduction to the world of User Experience Design for anyone interested in entering the field.
From the introduction: User Experience Design is still a young profession, but as companies around the world has seen the benefits to applying user-centered design principles to their processes and products, demand for UX professionals has exploded. There are over 9000 job openings for UX professionals on LinkedIn as of the time I write this... With such high demand, where are the UX design professionals in the future going to come from? There are formal courses of study out there, and lots of books on the topic... but not a lot of materials are aimed at the novice. I hope to help solve (a little bit) of that problem with UX 101... This book is meant to be a helpful stepping-off point to get you acclimated to the domain and user-centered design process.
Joseph Dickerson A look at Patrick McGoohan's masterpiece The Prisoner, with analysis of key episodes and essays on the meaning behind the program.
From the introductions: In The Prisoner McGoohan created something that was bold: A thinking man's action adventure series, a program that pursued ideas just as the warders of the Village pursued him. What is freedom? What do we owe society, ourselves? Why? The fact that the show was able to underline the philosophy with fist fights made it all the more entertaining.
Joseph Dickerson Articles and essays on all things geeky.
From the introduction:
A few years ago, my open geekness would have been shunned, and I would have been subject to random wedgies from strangers as I walked down the street. Well, no more. Now, geek is chic. Shows like The Big Bang Theory has allowed people like me to let our “geek flags fly” with pride, and all of a sudden we are the cool kids… mostly.
The geek have inherited the earth.