Things we've been reading

Post-It Notes captured on a macro scale to create stunning abstract photographs

What a fantastic use of post-its.
http://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/post-it-notes-captured-on-a-macro-scale-to-create-stunning-abstract-photographs/

Are You Ready for Microsoft’s New Paint?

Microsoft is intending to deliver an agile and lightweight tool for the designer looking to get things done in a straightforward and clutterless environment.
http://designmodo.com/new-paint/

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

Good read on why Product Thinking is going to be the next big thing in UX Design.
https://medium.com/@jaf_designer/why-product-thinking-is-the-next-big-thing-in-ux-design-ee7de959f3fe

Hamburger menus and hidden navigation damage UX

A joint NN/g and WhatUsersDo research project concludes that discoverability is cut almost in half by hiding a website’s main navigation.
http://whatusersdo.com/blog/hamburger-menus-damage-ux/

What UX Designers Can Learn From Disaster Design

UX design plays a big part in designing effective, location-specific tools for communicating during disasters.
https://speckyboy.com/ux-designers-can-learn-disaster-design/

Is the Underlined Link Hurting Readability?

"The [World Wide Web] consists of documents, and links.” - Tim Berners-Lee, 1991.
http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/is-the-underlined-link-hurting-readability/

3 Internal Linking Strategies for SEO and Conversions

Excellent and important read on strategy.
https://www.orbitmedia.com/blog/internal-linking/

The Psychology Behind Information Dashboards

Information dashboards give users the control over our environments that we crave on a psychological level.
https://uxmag.com/articles/the-psychology-behind-information-dashboards

Design with Empathy. Develop for Inclusion

The next big skill in design and development is empathy.
https://medium.com/@michaelmistak/design-with-empathy-develop-for-inclusion-72f5e25416c1

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

Print and share.
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/


Tools that have interested us

Flinto

App prototyping tools for designers.
https://www.flinto.com/


Videos we've been watching

Sketch Runner

Helps you to get around Sketch quicker by giving you an intuitive interface to supercharge your daily workflow.
https://madebysource.com/product/sketch-runner/


Podcasts we've been listening to

Interview with @resmini at #interactLDN 2016

Good discussion about mapping cross-channel ecosystems.
http://uxpodcast.com/interview-resmini-interactldn-2016/

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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