Things we've been reading

Meet Citysets

A growing collection of free city-based icon sets. Fantastic.
http://citysets.co.uk/

Paperplanes

Interesting concept!
https://paperplanes.world/

The Outstanding New Typefaces Of 2016, According To Designers

Design guys loved this.
http://designtaxi.com/news/388670/The-Outstanding-New-Typefaces-Of-2016-According-To-Designers/

Open color

Open color is a colour scheme for UI design.
https://yeun.github.io/open-color/

Google allo

Usability of Google Allo, an artificially intelligent messaging app!
https://uxplanet.org/usability-of-google-allo-an-artifically-intelligent-messaging-app-2256921f2ec2

Apple dropped the iPhone 7 headphone jack for a speaker grille … but no speaker

Got yours yet? ;-)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/16/apple-iphone-7-headphone-jack-speaker-grill

What Product teams can learn from the London Underground fire of 1987

How seemingly easy things like team communication can have such a big impact on the effectiveness of an organisation.
https://medium.freecodecamp.com/what-product-teams-can-learn-from-the-london-underground-fire-of-1987-f4b9bce9a2b3

Augmented Reality: What Does It Mean for UX?

AR technologies can impact the user experience by decreasing interaction cost, cognitive load, and attention switching.
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/augmented-reality-ux/

UX Design to Make Your Product Viral

Really great read. Recommended.
http://design4users.com/2016/09/19/ux-design-to-make-your-product-viral/

Bad UX in Everyday Life, Part 1: The Kitchen

Don't forget washing machines!
http://www.universalmind.com/blog/bad-ux-in-everyday-life-part-1-the-kitchen/


Tools that have interested us

Irise

Combines the prototyping tool with inline requirements management software - create wireframes and diagrams.
www.irise.com


Videos that have interested us

Virtual Reality: The Future of Cinematography

Wow.
https://vimeo.com/182503169


Podcasts we've listened to

Recruiting for User Research: a Chat with Nate Bolt

In this podcast, Nate sits down with Lou to share ideas for how to get started, and what to look for in an ideal research participant. We provide a recruitment service here at Box UK so an interesting podcast to hear.
https://soundcloud.com/rosenfeld-media/nate-bolt-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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