Things we've been reading

UI Interactions of the week #41

Via Muzli design inspiration.
https://medium.muz.li/ui-interactions-of-the-week-41-b478c7eefd70

Vodafone powerful connections

Some nice interactive design.
https://www.powerfulconnections.nl/

Mind-blowing music: Tinie Tempah's brain scan

What really happens to our brains when we hear music?
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/sep/12/mind-blowing-music-tinie-tempahs-brain-scan

If you thought the hamburger was bad, the waffle icon in Office 365 is worse

Some interesting usability testing research to read.
http://www.contentformula.com/blog/if-you-thought-the-hamburger-was-bad-the-waffle-icon-in-office-365-is-worse/

Turn average e-commerce pages into extraordinary revenue generators

Know your customer and then offer them the lifestyle they want.
https://magazine.readz.com/4-new-ways-to-approach-cro

How Netflix does A/B testing

Really insightful read.
http://blog.invisionapp.com/how-netflix-does-ab-testing/

SEO and UX Go Hand-in-Hand For Ultimate Online Success For Businesses

Includes a nice list of ideas for integrated UX & SEO best practices.
http://www.marketingvictors.com/seo-and-ux-go-hand-in-hand-for-ultimate-online-success-for-businesses

Design Research in Call Centres: Here be dragons

Call centres are always a great place for gathering user feedback. Worth a read of this case study.
https://medium.com/@jamesturnerux/design-research-in-call-centres-here-be-dragons-cf90d2106d13

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

Love the printable PDFs.
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/

What accessibility means for creatives in our digital world

This is never more important than in the role digital creatives have to play in improving accessibility.
http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/accessibility-means-creatives-digital-world/1408537


Tools that have interested us

Gliffy

Collaborate on flowcharts, org charts, UML, network diagrams and more.
https://www.gliffy.com


Videos that have interested us

Why Pokémon Go is So Popular

Mark Fidelman explains why everyone seems to be playing Pokémon Go together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu1JrGbX5SM

Apple's iPhone 7 wants you to cut the cord (CNET News)

With the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple has removed the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nqe2xZSJF0


Podcasts we've listened to

#137 Design leadership with Andy Budd

Among Andy’s tips for design leaders - “Always hire people who are smarter than you”.
http://uxpodcast.com/137-design-leadership-andy-budd/

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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