DM-UY 1143 Ideation and Prototyping

Spring 2018 • Arlene Ducao • Fridays • 11:00AM-2:40PM • 2MTC MAGNET 811

Recommended Resources

Recommended Audio Podcasts

  • Revision Path Maurice Cherry interviews designers, developers, and other creators of color weekly.
  • StartUp Podcast StartUp is a podcast series about what it’s really like to get a business off the ground.
    • In Season 1, Alex Blumberg told the story of launching this business, Gimlet Media, a podcast network.
    • In Season 2, Lisa Chow joined Alex to follow an entirely new company: a company called Dating Ring, founded by two women in their 20s, outsiders in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley.
    • In Season 3, rather than following one company over many episodes, they are telling stories about many companies that all have something in common: their companies are stuck, and they know they need to make a big change.
  • The Tim Ferriss Show Tim Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
  • Unmistakeable Creative Srini Rao interviews instigators, rebels, and people with a pathological inability to accept the status quo.

Recommended Books

Idea Generation

Artists’ & Designers’ Processes

  • Creativity: The Perfect Crime by Philippe Petit
  • Lynch on Lynch by Chris Rodley
  • MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer by Hillman Curtis
  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  • The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp and Mark Reiter
  • Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings by Kristine Stiles and Peter Selz



  • Designing for Interaction by Dan Safer
  • Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis by Jon Kolko
  • Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo
  • Universal Methods of Design by Bella Martin and Bruce Hanington


  • Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill

Note Taking


  • Blah Blah Blah by Dan Roam
  • Unfolding The Napkin by Dan Roam


  • Web Redesign 2.0 | Workflow That Works by Kelly Goto & Emily Cotler
  • How to Make Sense of Any Mess: Information Architecture for Everybody 1.0 Edition by Abby Covert
  • Any Edward Tufte book


Recommended Writing Resources

Recommended Media

Recommended Software


Recommended Resources for Creative Process Annotated Bibliograpy and Video Documentary

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