Gifts for User Experience Geeks 2011

Gifts for User Experience Geeks 2011
Nov 28th, 2011

Cadence and Slang

It is time for another installment of Gifts for User Experience Geeks! Just in time for the 2011 holiday season. Be sure to check out the last three years (2008, 2009, and 2010). This list is a collection of items I have come across over the last year that would make the ideal gifts for UX geeks like Information Architects, Usability Specialists, Interaction Designers, and even Web Designers. I also put the call out to several of my colleagues to contribute suggestions and I have included those where I felt they were a good fit. Thank you to everyone who contributed! Hope you like the list. If you notice something not on my list or have corrections for the list let me know!

User Experience Software

Adobe Proto




User Research

Usability Evaluation

Screen Sharing and Meeting

Screen Capture

Information Architecture and Content

Document Share & Review

  • Dropbox for Mac, Windows, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android, & Blackberry ($9.95/month)
  • Review for Mac, & iPhone ($2.99)
  • OneHub Web-Based App ($29/month)
  • Draftboard Web-Based App ($12/month)
  • Wrkview Web-Based App ($9/month)




Other User Experience Goodies

iPhone Stencil

Prototyping and Sketching

Paper Products

Sticky Paper Products

Drawing Surfaces

Sketching Instruments

Cards, Games, Snacks, & Calendars



Events & Associations

User Experience Books

Rosenfeldmedia Books

General UX

UX Delight and Seduction

UX Thinking

Communicating UX

Mobile UX

Content Strategy

Information Architecture

Interaction Design

UX Sketching

UX Evaluation

Information Visualization


About the author

Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has dabbled in the web for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research. Read more

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