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Ultimate libraries

There are several sites I go to again and again for their original content and comprehensive resource lists of methods and tools. And who doesn’t love a list?

For strategy

 

For collaboration

 

Reflecting on work

  • https://www.manager-tools.com An incredibly rich source of career and management advice vitamins. The podcast series on how to write your resume is both instructive and hilarious.
  • https://www.bobsutton.net/articles Bob Sutton is the Professor of Management Science at the Stanford Engineering School and author of The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss Bad Boss. His writing on organisations is evidence-based so the next time some fad comes your way, check-in with Bob’s articles and blog.

 

For research

 

For design practice

For opinion and information

  • https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ the best writing on technology because it takes a human and sociological view. Look out for Ian Bogost.
  • https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us worth a look for irrelevant and critical discussion on technology.
  • http://digg.com/ before Reddit there was Digg. It focussed on just technology in its early days and that purity was a beautiful thing. I still miss the weekly podcast Diggnation that made me snort laugh out loud on the bus. I felt like one of the only girls in the community it was so (too) bro.
  • https://alltop.com/ Directories crafted and curated by actual humans used to be a big thing, and was a reason why Yahoo! was a thing before Google. While they may seem anachronistic compared to search they can uncover gold hard to find in your personalised search echo chamber.

 

For design and product inspo and curiosities

 

For tools

 

Do you have a trusty go-to resource? Let me know what it is in the comments.

 

Comments

Pauline
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Fantastic! What a great list of resources. As a Design Researcher who started my career as a Qualitative Market Researcher (“Qualie”), I particularly like the AQR glossary. Thanks for sharing. It shows that the discipline and industry of Design has cherry picked the most relevant and outcome-focussed methodologies. Which, by the way, is a perfectly pragmatic way of approaching research to inform delivery/action.

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