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Some of the best books I’ve read in my life were those I read
in 2016. Here are my top picks from the past year.
I have been planning to attend the Interaction conference for
years, but something always got in the way. This year I got
lucky and went to New York with more than a thousand other
design professionals. The summary: it was excellent. Mostly.
I was skeptical about the new virtual reality (VR) hype. It
was the skepticism of the worst kind—the one out of
ignorance. My first intro to VR were some of the first demos
on Google’s Cardboard when it was released in mid-2014. The
experience was novel, but not at all breathtaking: graphics
were rudimentary, you had to hold the handset with your hands,
and the lenses distorted the image just enough to give you a
headache. “Cute toy,” I told myself.
My childhood home was a horror movie set. A crumbling facade
failed to hide a century old building, and a leaky roof failed
to protect it from rain. The smell of wet walls invaded from
all sides. The entrance door squeaked, as expected. The
hallway lights never worked, and boards nailed over broken
windows blocked any street light. I was terrified getting to
From Love what you do, as a call to welcome less
interesting parts of your pursuit:
Try to embrace all aspects of your current job and do it the
best you can. Fall in love with it, not because it’s a good
mantra, but because it’ll make your work outstanding.
In the two and a half years since that post, I have found
some more examples of the same idea.
These were the latest posts. If you want to read more,
please explore the