Things we've been reading

6 TED Talks Every UX Professional Should Watch

"The Beauty of Data Visualization" by David McCandless in particular is great.
http://blog.usabilla.com/6-ted-talks-every-ux-professional-should-watch

Accessible website design for users with disabilities lags far behind demand

Huge commercial opportunity for web companies.
http://www.campaignlive.com/article/accessible-website-design-users-disabilities-lags-far-behind-demand

How to Align UX with Product Management

UX and Product Managers work incredibly well together here at Box UK, but is that true everywhere?
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/how-to-align-ux-with-product-management

Dark UIs. The Good and the Bad. Dos and Don’ts

Consider all aspects before jumping in with both feet.
https://www.toptal.com/designers/ui/dark-ui

Agile Is not Easy for UX: (How to) Deal with It

Agile and UX work well together when management values UX, UX practitioners show leadership, the process isn’t strict, and UX is embedded into teams.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/agile-not-easy-ux

How China is en route to becoming a digital superpower

China’s growing middle class and high-net-worth elite is fuelling the growth.
https://www.cio.com/article/3219719/digital-transformation/how-china-is-en-route-to-becoming-a-digital-superpower.html

Stop Yourself from Becoming Content Fried and Free Your Mind to be Productive

Handy habits to avoid becoming "content fried".
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/stop-yourself-from-becoming-content-fried-and-free-your-mind-to-be-productive

User Research When You Can’t Talk to Your Users

We have to be realistic that for some projects we have to think of other ways of gathering user research. Good examples here.
https://alistapart.com/article/user-research-when-you-cant-talk-to-your-users

There’s An Entirely New Way Of Mapping The World, And It’s Brilliant

Very clever approach.
https://www.fastcodesign.com/90143906/theres-an-entirely-new-way-of-mapping-the-world-and-its-brilliant

Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X

"When the fires are out, don’t rest. Focus on streamlining the user experience." So true.
https://medium.com/@jgolden/lessons-learned-scaling-airbnb-100x-b862364fb3a7


Tools that have interested us

RealtimeBoard

Create together with your team - from research and ideation launch of new products and services.
https://realtimeboard.com


Videos that have interested us

RealtimeBoard Tools and Features Guide

With this video, you will learn how to use the basic tools and features in RealtimeBoard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD1c3XqT4lY


Podcasts we've listened to

"As a user..." linkshow

James and Per discuss three articles that have grabbed their attention.
http://uxpodcast.com/167-as-a-user-linkshow

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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