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Things we've been reading

How to use Adobe CC shared libraries and make the most of it?

Very useful read.
https://uxdesign.cc/how-to-use-adobe-cc-shared-libraries-and-make-the-most-of-it-d5e114014170

Best Google Font Combinations

Our design guys loved this read.
http://digitalsynopsis.com/design/best-google-font-combinations-typeface-pairings/

How to Use Photography to Build Your Brand

Since our brain processes images much faster than text, it is safe to say that photography is your most powerful tool when it comes to branding.
https://medium.com/@Depositphotos/how-to-use-photography-to-build-your-brand-a6d0ff611a30

True Lies Of Optimistic User Interfaces

We must understand the mechanics of optimistic UI design.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/11/true-lies-of-optimistic-user-interfaces/

How the Web Became Unreadable

So important.
https://backchannel.com/how-the-web-became-unreadable-a781ddc711b6

DesignOps at Airbnb: How we manage effective design at scale

Such an interesting and important read this.
http://airbnb.design/designops-airbnb/

7 beautifully designed examples of fine art in fintech

Design isn’t just about making things look visually interesting – it’s also about shaping functionality.
http://thenextweb.com/worldofbanking/2016/11/09/7-examples-of-fine-art-in-fintech/

Dos and don'ts on designing for accessibility

Everyone should read this.
https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/02/dos-and-donts-on-designing-for-accessibility/

Facebook delivers a better UX for businesses

As far as usability goes, the biggest improvement comes from the removal of the page tabs
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2016/08/facebook-delivers-a-better-ux-for-businesses/

Are Your Customers Unsubscribing? 3 Ways to Deliver Delightful Content Experiences

74% of visitors get frustrated when website content is irrelevant to what brought them there.
http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2016/08/unsubscribing-content-experiences/


Tools that have interested us

The New Generation of Prototyping Tools (Part 2/2)

Awesome tool list.
https://medium.com/@kunalslab/the-new-generation-of-prototyping-tools-part-2-2-a799ff2188fa

Your practical guide to running successful Design Sprints

Easy to remember and understand exercise examples. Your friendly cheat notes.
http://duco.newhaircut.com/


Videos we've been watching

The Psychology Behind the World's Most Recognizable Sounds

Really great watch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_gBMJe9A6Q&start=2&autoplay=1


Podcasts we've been listening to

#143 Chatbots & emotional data with Daniel Harvey & Pamela Pavliscak

In a chat-based world, the words are the UI.
http://uxpodcast.com/143-chatbots-and-emotional-data-with-daniel-harvey-pamela-pavliscak/

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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