As a web consultant, I always used to advise clients against using such nebulous terms as “Resources”. This was due to the fact that, to different users, the terms mean different things. There was alway an ongoing debate over which is the best term: Resources, Library, Documents, or Publications. There really is no answer to this riddle. So I became a little agnostic. Call it Resource Library or Documents or whatever… just be consistent what you call it across the site. And maybe give a brief intro to what users may find there. Same thing happens around what to call the news section: Highlights, Spotlight, What’s New, Recent Updates, etc, etc.
So it is with very little hesitation and even less thought that I chose the word “Resources” for my list of links to various sites I find interesting.
Here’s a short introduction to the sites in my list so far:
- Mike Lee Mike’s a personal friend whom I’ve had vibrant lunchtime conversations with while I was in DC. He currently manages web strategy and operations at AARP.
- kottke.org A lot of Jason Kottke’s interests in design, New York and technology and mine overlap. Can’t seem to stop myself from reading his blog everyday.
- Laws of Simplicity John Maeda’s blog is more a journey on the path of simplicity than a prescriptive set of rules.
- TED conference An amazing source for inspiration from the mouths of the inspirational speakers themselves.
- Web 2.0 Asia Chang W. Kim, who is heads TNC, makers of the massively popular Korean blog software TatterTools, provides deep insights into web 2.0 technologies not only in Korea but across Asia.
- Eliot’s Design Knowledge Eliot Bu is a very close friend and CEO at Jina Architects, Korea whom I’ve known since college and spent long nights discussing architecture while at we were attending Columbia. An amazing architect, businessman and thinker.
- UX Factory I had the pleasure of meeting the insightful and energetic Reagan Hwang, one of the founders/contributors of this User Experience blog. He intends this blog to be a place that brings UX professionals in Korea together.
- PRAK’s Blog PRAK, unlike his mysterious photo that make many readers think otherwise, is about my age. He write in-depth commentary on the state of web 2.0 developments in Korea and elsewhere.
- DIGITYPO A colleague at VINYL, Kang Seul-ki writes about interactive design.
- Monoukee Another colleague at VINYL, Han Dong-ho and I have lunch every week and he’s one of few people I can discuss anything and everything about design.