Things we've been reading

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

One for data geeks...
http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

Innovation in Payments: The Future is Fintech

This paper examines fintech's growing capabilities and explains why bank-fintech partnerships hold the key.
https://www.bnymellon.com/us/en/our-thinking/innovation-in-payments-the-future-is-fintech.jsp

Adobe unveils Sketch-rival Project Comet for UX design

Combining wireframing and interface design tools, Adobe's new UX design application Project Comet is coming in 2016.
http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/creative-software/adobe-unveils-sketch-rival-project-comet-release-date/

It’s time for data-driven banking interfaces

Combining data visualisation and user experience design.
https://medium.com/@ahoiin/it-s-time-for-data-driven-banking-interfaces-dee551697cf0

Adobe's comet software - 2016

Video about Adobe's new UX design application Project Comet, coming in 2016.
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/adobes-new-project-comet-start-finish-website-design-app/

Facebook's 'dislike' button is here - and it's a load of emoji

Facebook has launched its long-awaited 'dislike' button in the form of a series of emoji...
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-10/08/facebook-dislike-button-new-emoji

What can Gordon Ramsay teach us about user experience design?

Gordon would probably be surprised to see that his methodology, from problem-solving to aesthetics, is very applicable in other arenas - in particular, user experience design.
https://medium.com/@jcoudriet/what-can-gordon-ramsey-teach-us-about-user-experience-design-2b4998032a70

Google AMP wants to fix the 'slow and clunky' mobile web

The company has announced a new project to simplify mobile pages and make it easier for publishers to create content for phones and tablets.
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-10/07/google-accelerated-mobile-pages-amp

Hip

Analysing spending, daily saving recommendations.
www.hip.money

Lootapp

Loot targets students by tracking their money, providing analysis and recommendations.
http://lootapp.io/

EatWith

Eat dinner in a stranger's apartment with seven people you've never met before using meal-sharing website EatWith... 
http://www.eatwith.com/

Is Your New Website Layout Killing Your Engagement?

Great read on layouts.
http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/horizontal-website-layouts.htm

Responsive Upscaling: Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

Ideas for optimising e-commerce websites for larger monitors
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/08/responsive-upscaling-large-screen-e-commerce-design/


Tools that have interested us

Atomic

The fastest way to design beautiful interactions.
https://atomic.io

Prezi

For presentations.
https://prezi.com

Webydo

Code free responsive websites.
http://www.webydo.com/


Podcasts we have listened to

Architecting the information age with Lisa Welchman

Taking a holistic view and having the confidence to stand up for what we know we should be doing digitally.
http://uxpodcast.com/107-architecting-the-information-age-with-lisa-welchman/

Erika Hall – Cultivating Shared Understanding from Collaborative User Research

Erika Hall, of Mule Design, has taken a more effective approach she calls team-based research. She says her goal is to shift the focus away from a more academic way of thinking.
https://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2015/09/11/erika-hall-cultivating-shared-understanding-from-collaborative-user-research/#more-13918


Videos we've been watching

2020 NASA's New Breed of Technology Mind Blow Documentary HD

BBC Documentary 2015.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJRLBX3hrzA

Next Future Terrifying & Wearable Technology Will Blow Your Mind 2015

Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS2ECq70-tM

Wearable Technology Fashion Show - Life & Tech

The latest and greatest in wearable and fashion technology - from fitness trackers and smart jewellery to baby and pet tech.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap_BYaOvskA

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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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