Here's a great weekly email newsletter about design for programmers: Hack Design.
I was reading one of the newsletter articles today, called Making the Transition from Development to Design. It had some good quotes, such as these ones:
I think the future designer is going to look and act a lot more like a design technologist.
Avoid pixel-pushing at all costs – your job is to solve problems.
Our ideas should be bigger than reality, but our execution should be married to it.