Recommended reading: Thinking, Fast and Slow by noted behavioral economist Daniel Kahneman.
The Solve for X site implements a take on Metro style panels. Not bad for a Google backed forum.
The recently released Clear iPhone app has an innovative, “buttonless,” take on UIs for task lists.
Stephen Turbek considers the utility of design patterns.
Sam Ladner compares academic and corporate ethnography. A rather lively, yet civil, debate follows in the comments section.
Designer-friendly guidelines for Android App design, worth a bookmark for designers of phone and tablet apps.
Some great articles from Bjango about crafting pixel perfect visual design.