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App Prototyping: Give your clients an experience to interact with the app

Insightful read for app developers/designers.
http://www.openxcell.com/app-prototyping-give-your-clients-an-experience-to-interact-with-the-app/

5 Misconceptions about UX (User Experience) in Video Games

User experience is a philosophy more than anything else!
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/CeliaHodent/20150406/240476/5_Misconceptions_about_UX_User_Experience_in_Video_Games.php

9 Pieces of UX Advice I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

Design to make life better.
https://www.usertesting.com/blog/2015/05/14/9-pieces-of-ux-advice-i-stole-from-people-smarter-than-me/

Metrics Versus Experience

First off, don’t frame stuff as “Metrics Versus Experience”.
https://medium.com/@joulee/metrics-versus-experience-a9347d6b80b

It’s Ugly, But It Works: On Designing for Usability

Your job is to help the user achieve their goal.
https://www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/ugly-works-designing-usability

Using Color Theory to Improve Website Accessibility

Must read for all designers.
http://www.onextrapixel.com/2015/07/25/using-color-theory-to-improve-website-accessibility/

Virtual reality’s promise lies in businesses, not gamers

Better business strategy in the long run is catering to companies and business professionals.
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/virtual-realitys-promise-lies-in-businesses-not-gamers/

Photoshop V/S Sketch — which is better for UI design?

Great stuff :-)
https://blog.prototypr.io/photoshop-v-s-sketch-which-is-better-for-u-i-design-d0e48503dd5f

How Autism can Influence Design: In conversation with Steve Silberman

Always a good listen.
http://adaptivepath.org/ideas/how-autism-can-influence-design-in-conversation-with-steve-silberman/

How To Increase Ecommerce Sales By 140%

User testing absolutely.
https://thegood.com/insights/how-to-increase-ecommerce-sales/


Tools that have interested us

GatherContent

Painlessly plan, organise and produce web content. All in one place. Brilliant.
www.gathercontent.com

Videos we've been watching

The Process of Creating Trello – Tech Talk

Tech Talk with Justin Gallaghe, the VP Product at Trello, in which he describes the process he went through in creating Trello.
http://blog.fogcreek.com/the-process-of-creating-trello-tech-talk

Podcasts we've been listening to

Explain yourself! An interview with Tom Greever

Discussing the book "Articulating Design Decisions: Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep your Sanity and Deliver the Best User Experience". Well worth a listen.
http://uxpod.com/explain-yourself-an-interview-with-tom-greever/

About the author

Gavin Harris

Gavin Harris

Gavin Harris is an experienced Principal User Experience Consultant specialising in user testing, Information Architecture, HTML prototyping and web accessibility. Over the years he has worked with the likes of the Virgin Group, Land Rover, Kia, Orange and Unilever, and many other enterprise organisations.

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