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Links from the bottom of all the February 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

An Interview with Susan Kare

https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-susan-kare/

Susan Kare

http://www.kare.com/
http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2011/11/22/the-sketchbook-of-susan-kare-the-artist-who-gave-computing-a-human-face/
http://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=MacPaint_Gallery.txt
http://www.folklore.org/ProjectView.py?name=Macintosh&characters=Susan%20Kare
http://www.kare.com/about/bio.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Kare

Scott McCloud

http://scottmccloud.com/
http://scottmccloud.com/2-print/1-uc/index.html
http://scottmccloud.com/2-print/index.html

User Experience Designers

https://www.kidscodecs.com/user-experience-designers/

User Experience Professional Organizations

https://uxpa.org/

User Experience (UX) Blogs and Magazines

http://www.usabilityprofessionals.org/uxmagazine/
http://uxmag.com/
http://boxesandarrows.com/
http://theuxworkshop.tv/
http://theuxreview.co.uk/
https://medium.com/design-ux

UX on Twitter

The usual suspects plus a few interesting people and groups. This list only scratches the surface, however.
https://twitter.com/vitamintalent/user-experience-ux/members
https://twitter.com/ux_club/ux-club/members
https://twitter.com/NNgroup
https://twitter.com/jnd1er
https://twitter.com/jmspool
https://twitter.com/UXPA_Int
https://twitter.com/boxesandarrows
https://twitter.com/AdaptivePath
https://twitter.com/jjg
https://twitter.com/brandonschauer
https://twitter.com/cwodtke
https://twitter.com/cooper
https://twitter.com/MrAlanCooper
https://twitter.com/kimgoodwin
https://twitter.com/indiyoung
https://twitter.com/morville
https://twitter.com/louisrosenfeld
https://twitter.com/karlfast
https://twitter.com/stephenanderson
https://twitter.com/BogieZero
https://twitter.com/danachis
https://twitter.com/whitneyq
https://twitter.com/steveportigal
https://twitter.com/austingovella
https://twitter.com/jboogie
https://twitter.com/jseiden
https://twitter.com/semanticwill
https://twitter.com/JonFoxUX
https://twitter.com/jessmcmullin
https://twitter.com/ux4good
https://twitter.com/userfocus
https://twitter.com/humanfactors
https://twitter.com/MeasuringU
https://twitter.com/uxfeeds
https://twitter.com/uxfactory
https://twitter.com/uxlinks

User Experience Designers Tools

Here are a few tools and services. There are many others, of course, depending on your project and situation.
http://survs.com/
http://www.axure.com/
http://balsamiq.com/
http://www.omnigroup.com/omnigraffle/
http://www.evernote.com

Personas

http://www.measuringusability.com/blog/personas-ux.php
http://www.ux-lady.com/introduction-to-user-personas/
http://theuxreview.co.uk/personas-the-beginners-guide/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_%28user_experience%29
https://medium.com/design-ux/2e32c8306112 (Archetypes not personas)

Communities

http://ux.stackexchange.com/

Summer 2014 Code and Technology Camps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/summer-2014-technology-camps/

Help Kids Code Technology Summer Camps

https://www.kidscodecs.com/resources/technology-summer-camps-kids/

iD Tech

http://www.internaldrive.com/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/interview-with-peter-ingram-cauchi-and-alexa/

Tech Kids Unlimited

http://www.techkidsunlimited.org/
https://www.kidscodecs.com/an-interview-with-beth-rosenberg/

Digital Media Academy

http://www.digitalmediaacademy.org/

Emagination Computer Camps

http://www.computercamps.com/

Relational and NoSQL Database Design Overview

https://www.kidscodecs.com/database-design/

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Database Normalization

https://www.kidscodecs.com/database-normalization/

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What is Information Architecture?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/information-architecture-design/

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A Short History of Lorem Ipsum

https://www.kidscodecs.com/a-short-history-of-lorem-ipsum/

Lorem Ipsum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipsum

Lorem Ipsum Generators

http://www.lipsum.com/
http://generator.lorem-ipsum.info/
http://www.ipsum-generator.com/
http://mashable.com/2013/07/11/lorem-ipsum/

Cicero’s De finibus bonorum et malorum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_finibus_bonorum_et_malorum
http://books.google.com/books?id=C0ZuoEMeeeAC&dq

How to Create Color Palettes

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-create-color-palettes/

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docstrings

https://www.kidscodecs.com/docstrings/

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Interface Design Basics

https://www.kidscodecs.com/interface-design-basics/

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Fizz-Buzz and Other Odd Questions

https://www.kidscodecs.com/fizz-buzz-and-puzzle-questions/

Manhole Covers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhole_cover
http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/

How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft’s Cult of the Puzzle

http://books.google.com/books?id=hojAaIwFn9YC&printsec=frontcover

Using FizzBuzz to Find Developers who Grok Coding

http://imranontech.com/2007/01/24/using-fizzbuzz-to-find-developers-who-grok-coding/

How to Interview for Programming Jobs

http://www.kegel.com/academy/getting-hired.html
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2007/02/why-cant-programmers-program.html
http://www.codeslate.com/2007/01/you-dont-bury-survivors.html
http://readwrite.com/2008/07/22/top_10_concepts_that_every_software_engineer_should_know

How to Build a (Simple) Website

https://www.kidscodecs.com/how-to-build-a-simple-website/

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JavaScript

https://www.kidscodecs.com/javascript/

JavaScript

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Guide
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/About_JavaScript
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JavaScript
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECMA_Script

Object Oriented JavaScript Reference Card

http://refcardz.dzone.com/refcardz/object-oriented-javascript

JavaScript Turns 18

resin.io/happy-18th-birthday-javascript/

Off Beat: Snow shoes versus Cross Country Skiing

https://www.kidscodecs.com/snowshoes-versus-cross-country-skiing/

Snow Shoe Videos

Which is better, snow shoes or cross country skis?
http://www.youtube.com/embed/0zDK6INAmas

Extreme Snow Shoeing
http://www.youtube.com/embed/F7b96bQfnjE

Learn How to Snow Shoe

http://www.snowshoemag.com/first-timers/
http://www.youtube.com/embed/bIylS8VFGcg

Learn How to Cross Country Ski

http://www.youtube.com/embed/p_HihVl7QKw

Best Places to Snow Shoe or Cross Country Ski?

http://matadornetwork.com/trips/10-places-to-snowshoe-in-north-america/
http://www.xcski.org/

Which Burns More Calories?

http://snowshoes.com/learn/40?category=8
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/12/get-a-better-winter-workout/index.htm

Snow Shoe Racing (Seriously)

http://www.snowshoeracing.com/

The DailyTekk.com 2012 List of Lists

http://dailytekk.com/2013/01/08/the-ultimate-life-hack-2013-200-life-enhancing-sites-services/

Last Words: What is Design?

https://www.kidscodecs.com/what-is-design/

Learning to See

http://ia.net/blog/learning-to-see/

Design Axioms

A great list with short explanations.
http://www.mit.edu/~juhan/design_axioms.html

7 Design Principles, Inspired by Zen Wisdom

And feel free to challenge and ignore every one of these… Simplicity can be an overrated fetish.
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671947/7-design-principles-inspired-by-zen-wisdom

Designing User Interfaces for Your Mother

https://medium.com/design-ux/dd45ec50f7b0

The Dribblisation of Design

http://insideintercom.io/the-dribbblisation-of-design/

Why Subtraction is the Hardest Math in Product Design

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/01/the-simple-complex/

Also In The February 2014 Issue

Summer 2014 Code and Technology Camps

It may be the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere but now might be a great time to start thinking about technology summer camps if you're a kid or have kids.

An Interview with Susan Kare

You’ve looked at and used Susan Kare’s work, or work inspired by hers, every time you use a computer. The garbage can icon and other taken for granted icons can be traced back to Kare’s icons on the first Macintosh computers.

User Experience Designers

User experience design touches on all the ways people interact with software or hardware. This includes how people use technology, the hardware design, and documentation.

Database Design

How you store and retrieve data in a relational or NoSQL database depends on how well you design the database structure.

How to Create Color Palettes

Here are several ways to create a color palette that looks professional for web sites and interfaces. It's not as easy as you might think.

Fizz-Buzz and Other Odd Questions

There are at least two types of questions coders might face in job interviews, fizz-buzz and puzzle questions. Both can be learned ahead of time.

Interface Design Basics

Interfaces are the primary way people work with computers and websites. Here are concepts used to design human interactions with computers.

A Short History of Lorem Ipsum

No discussion of design is complete without the history of lorem ipsum. It's more than placeholder text you stuff into a visual design.

docstrings

Docstrings are special comments embedded in software code that survive compiling the code, for example, help text.

Database Normalization

Relational databases need to have their data organized a certain way.

What is Information Architecture?

When you think of architecture, you think buildings not information. However, information also needs careful design and structure in computing.

JavaScript

JavaScript is a programming language and an historical artifact from the early internet conflicts between Netscape, Microsoft, and Sun for open standards.

News Wire Stories for February 2014

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the months of December 2013 and January 2014. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of of this site.

How to Build a (Simple) Website

Here is the simplest possible way to learn how to build a website, as well as how web pages and websites work.

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Learn More Links for February 2014

Links from the bottom of all the February 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.