Things we've been reading

60 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know in 2018 & Beyond

How 2019 will see a lot of market disruption...
https://www.myfrugalbusiness.com/2018/04/top-tech-marketing-industry-disruptors.html

The expected rise of Progressive Web Apps

Offering faster performance, more revenue, better SEO, and a superior customer experience.
https://www.enterprisetimes.co.uk/2018/10/15/the-expected-rise-of-progressive-web-apps/

LinkedIn Looks to be Testing its Own Versions of Reactions and Stories

Starting with Student Voices and eventually extending to other user groups.
https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/linkedin-looks-to-be-testing-its-own-versions-of-reactions-and-stories/542678/

Improving Mobile UX to Boost Conversions 24.5% 

Really interesting case study on BullyMax.
https://conversionxl.com/blog/improve-mobile-ux/

Can We Solve AI’s ‘Trust Problem’?

Makers of AI applications should stop over-promising, become more transparent, and consider third-party certification.
https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/can-we-solve-ais-trust-problem/

Gamification: Rewarding Users With Points

How gamification tools can be used to improve our lives and create or encourage better habits.
https://uxplanet.org/gamification-rewarding-with-personal-stats-2e550df34af7

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: User Experience (Part 1)

First in a series of articles.
https://uxplanet.org/netflix-vs-amazon-prime-video-user-experience-part-1-576d3b97e303

Best Small Business Tips for Improved UX

In short, a winning customer experience translates into the perception a customer has of your business.
https://medium.com/just-for-starters/best-small-business-tips-for-improved-ux-504b8edb908a

6 Crucial Apps for Boosting Sales on Your BigCommerce Store

Some interesting apps you may not have heard about.
http://bytestand.com/6-crucial-apps-for-boosting-sales-on-your-bigcommerce-store/

Decisions and distractions

Reduce clutter and focus on the things that matter.
https://uxdesign.cc/decisions-and-distractions-95fde6f85ee1


Tools that have interested us

Testlodge

Manage test plans, test cases and test runs.
https://www.testlodge.com


Podcasts we've been listening to

UX And Emerging Technologies

Including topics such as genomics, nanobots, and artificial intelligence.
https://theuxblog.com/blog/ux-and-emerging-technologies


Videos we've been watching

Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics and the Internet of Things

20 thought-provoking essays written by designers, engineers, researchers and scientists 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfCWXSmgERU

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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