A few ideas for summer
The spring semester is over and summer is smiling at us around the (South) Bend. For some academics, that simply means a change of venue or a shift in the kind of work to be done. For others, the summer brings a great deal of flexibility and provides time to pursue new ideas. In Summertime and the livin’ is . . ., TCU’s Kate Marshall provides a “round-up of tools and tips” you might want to browse. If you’re the geekish type and you want to learn something new, take a look at Codecademy. For some light reading, try 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Susan Weinschenk, New Riders, 2011). It’s a colorful book with two-page vignettes describing research about how people see, think, read … and each item includes a takeaway. Pick it up, read a couple of “things” and put it down — perfect for summer.
For a light finish, here’s a summer tune by the Jamies from 1958 (serious Boston accent, huh?).