Things we've been reading

The bar for digital experience is rising in exponential times

Argument for more holistic, co-ordinated, data-validated and guided digital experiences.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-bar-for-digital-experience-is-rising-in-exponential-times/

The Best UX and Design Conferences in 2017

Need to write a business cases for attending UX Australia, Design Research 2017!
https://uxdesign.cc/the-best-ux-and-design-conferences-in-2017-32cdf0043083

The Aesthetic-Usability Effect

This is evident during usability testing studies.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/aesthetic-usability-effect/

The Thinking Behind Micro-interaction

Credit card prototype made by Framer.js is a good example.
https://design-nation.icons8.com/the-thinking-behind-micro-interaction-b6e9f7010491

Why the Human Voice Is the Year’s Most Important Technology

Including the power of storytelling.
http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/why-the-human-voice-is-the-years-most-important-technology/

Win Every Micro-Moment With a Better Mobile Strategy

Be there. Be useful. Be quick. So true.
https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/articles/win-every-micromoment-with-better-mobile-strategy.html

The Mobile Design Elements That You Have to A/B Test

Iconology is a great for A/B testing.
https://uxplanet.org/the-mobile-design-elements-that-you-have-to-a-b-test-b044e6b932cc

13 impressive statistics on User Experience

88% of online consumers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience.
http://blog.invisionapp.com/statistics-on-user-experience/

The Way You Shop Will Change Forever This Year. Here's How

It’s about the convenience...
https://www.fastcodesign.com/3067019/the-way-you-shop-will-change-forever-this-year-heres-how

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Not conducted as often as it should be... very insightful
http://www.deque.com/blog/real-time-remote-usability-testing-screen-reader-users-part-2-tips-tricks/


Tools that have interested us

Evernote Camera

Snapping shots of Post-it Notes and having them automatically tagged and sorted by colour.
http://lifehacker.com/capture-post-it-notes-with-evernote-camera-1527118733


Videos that have interested us

Wikitude SDK 6: See beyond reality with SLAM

Introducing SDK 6, Wikitude’s powerful SLAM solution for augmented reality apps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPqYoa0gY2M


Podcasts we've listened to

#147 Listener phone-in (part 2)

James, Per and Danwei gathered in Studio Axbom to chat and take calls from you, the listeners for a 2-hour live show. Good listen as always.
http://uxpodcast.com/147-listener-phone-in-part-2/

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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