Things we've been reading

The Designers Guide to Git

This guide will walk you through basic concepts in Git with some hands-on action at the end.
https://blog.marvelapp.com/designers-guide-git/

In Search of the Ultimate User Experience

The empathy gap!
https://blog.marvelapp.com/in-search-of-the-ultimate-user-experience/

Secret Escapes: Powerful Design, Driven on Data

How does one use data to optimise design?
https://blog.marvelapp.com/secret-escapes-design-driven-on-data/

Material Design Awards 2016

Recognising best-in-class designs from around the community.
https://design.google.com/articles/material-design-awards-2016/

7 User Experience & Usability Statistics You Must Know

"Security is a still a significant fear for most users" - I've seen an upturn in conversion rate when promoting 'security measures' throughout checkout progress.
http://ux.walkme.com/7-user-experience-usability-statistics-must-know/

My Top 20 Favorite Business & Entrepreneurial Quotes

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work." - Thomas Edison
http://www.myfrugalbusiness.com/2014/06/Top-20-Business-Entrepreneur-Quotes.html

Must-Read Psychology Books to Make Your Marketing Irresistible

'Thinking, Fast and Slow' is a great read.
http://blog.visme.co/marketing-psychology-books/

Why Technical Writers are Driving the Customer Experience Bus

http://www.zoominsoftware.com/blog/long-live-technical-writing/

3 User experience improving JavaScript libraries you should know about

We've been experimenting with these at Box UK. 
http://creative-punch.net/2014/02/3-user-experience-improving-javascript-libraries-know/

Experience Design for Windows 95

Really interesting read.
https://medium.com/@kzynakamura/experience-design-for-windows-95-3421d721d7c3


Tools that have interested us

Stylify Me

Free reverse-designing tool. Simply enter a site’s URL in the top search menu, and you will see the exact HEX values. You’re even able to download the colors in a PDF format. Brilliant.
http://stylifyme.com/


Videos we've been watching

3-D Technology Offers Clues to How Egypt’s Pyramids Were Built | Nat Geo Live

Combining computer science, 3-D data, and the latest technology to help decode how and why the pyramids were built. Brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFfBwUrQid4


Podcasts we've been listening to

When Research is Dangerous: a Chat with Julie Stanford

Julie Stanford, founder of Sliced Bread Design, and talks about how to avoid playing Whack-A-Mole when researching and designing products.
https://soundcloud.com/rosenfeld-media/julie-stanford-podcast

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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