Things we've been reading

Design guru Don Norman slams Apple’s ease-of-use ‘disservice’

Interesting interview with Don Norman.

Making Your Icons User-Friendly: A Guide to Usability in UI Design

A reminder of the importance of icons being informative when seen 'out of context'.

Incorporating Content Strategy into Your Information Architecture

This article is an excerpt from Margot Bloomstein’s brilliant book "Content Strategy at Work".

Trello inspiration

Boards from the Trello user community as inspiration for your own boards.

The hamburger menu doesn't work

Interesting points made about the hamburger design.

Three Uses for Analytics in User-Experience Practice

In order to make the most of analytics data, UX professionals need to integrate this data where it can add value to qualitative processes instead of distract resources.

The Principles of UX Choreography

The intersection of Disney and UX, and why learning how to draw Mickey Mouse will change how you approach design.

Google Ideas

More insight from the brilliant Google.

An Exploration Of Carousel Usage On Mobile E-Commerce Websites

Really interesting findings here.

Cross-selling online: why it’s important & how to do it

A big reason behind our success of boosting our client's transactions, revenue etc. is cross-selling. VERY important.

The future of typography in web design

In modern web design, we’re seeing five typographical trends emerging...

The grammar of interactivity

User Experience Design calls for us to write words on buttons all the time – but how do we know whether we’re choosing the right ones?

Tools that have interested us

Colour Thief

Grab the color palette from an image. This tool uses JavaScript and the canvas tag to make it happen.

Videos that have interested us

This Interactive Topographic Map is Awesome! 

Awesome interactive topographic map...

Web Design: The First Hundred Years

With Maciej Ceglowski.

Podcasts we have listened to

Imposter syndrome.

With Amy Silvers & Lori Cavallucci

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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