Things we've been reading

What Game UX Can Teach Us About Product Design

With video games becoming a phenomenon, what can product designers learn from their UX?
https://www.toptal.com/designers/ux/game-ux-product-design

Creating Engaging User Experiences in VR

This article explores the foundation of design and how it can be translated into a user experience for fully immersive involvement in virtual reality.
https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/creating-engaging-user-experiences-in-vr

Transforming UX Through Implementing Human Faces in Web Design

Argument for human faces being used during web design.
https://www.clapcreative.com/transforming-ux-implementing-human-faces-web-design/

CAPTCHAs Have an 8% Failure Rate, and 29% if Case Sensitive

Research findings from one of the 134 UX guidelines in the Baymard E-Commerce Checkout Usability study.
https://baymard.com/blog/captchas-in-checkout

From Frustration to Surprise and Delight: Designing the 404 Page for Optimal UX

Don’t let your 404 page feel like an afterthought. Very common.
https://theblog.adobe.com/frustration-surprise-delight-designing-404-page-optimal-ux/

Case study: applying empathy to sensitive user research recruitment

How to approach user recruitment when working on research about sensitive topics.
https://www.peopleforresearch.co.uk/blog/2017/08/case-study-empathy-user-research/

Simplicity Is At The Core of Phenomenal Digital Banking

Some good tips here. Key for me is effective information architecture.
https://thefinancialbrand.com/71025/simplicity-digital-banking-guide-trends/

The HSB Color System: A Practitioner's Primer

Such a powerful read. Colour is so influential. 
https://learnui.design/blog/the-hsb-color-system-practicioners-primer.html

The Tyranny of Convenience

Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/sunday/tyranny-convenience.html

25 export opinions of he importance of UX in marketing

"Marketing without UX is like throwing darts in the dark."
http://whatusersdo.com/blog/25-expert-opinions-on-the-importance-of-ux-in-marketing/


Tools that have interested us

The Slate

Give digital life to your paper creations.
https://www.iskn.co/


Videos that have interested us

Surveys as Digital Games: Online Research Through Transformative Design and UX

Betty Adamou's UX Live keynote presentation about using games as immersive and experiential research instruments.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt1G3GTR8AQ


Podcasts we've listened to

The UX of implants

How does UX design change when you are dealing not only with implants and a whole ecosystem of stakeholders, but when your results have a very real impact on someone's quality of life?
http://www.truenorthpodcast.com/?utm_source=l11menu#/the-ux-of-implants/

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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