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Pttrns

Useful pattern collection site.
http://pttrns.com

Sign-Up Form Patterns

Interesting form trends.
http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?702

Screenshots

More interesting patterns and screenshots.
http://ui-patterns.com/explore

Material Design: Why the Floating Action Button is bad UX design

The author's take on floating action buttons.
https://medium.com/tech-in-asia/material-design-why-the-floating-action-button-is-bad-ux-design-acd5b32c5ef

UX: iOS Onboarding without Signup Screens

iCloud approach is discussed.
https://medium.com/welcome-aboard/ios-onboarding-without-signup-screens-cb7a76d01d6e

Jurassic Bank – Why banks will have to go the way of the dinosaurs

Great article about banks having to go the way of the dinosaurs whether they like it or not; they need to evolve.
http://thinkdifferentgroup.co.uk/news/jurassic-bank-banks-will-go-way-dinosaurs/

Unleash Your Visual Superpower!

How enterprise designers can use their special abilities to shape product strategy.
http://boxesandarrows.com/unleash-your-visual-superpower/

Material Design’s Bob Dylan Moment

Bob Dylan and the Google+ team are both making the best decisions they know how, with the information they have.
https://medium.com/ux-launchpad-notes-on-design/material-design-s-bob-dylan-moment-8502e58ff5eb

Mobile Design & Data

Really great read by Luke Wroblewski.
https://plus.google.com/collection/gbVpb

'I went blind and feel partly to blame'

Inspirational story about a good friend and Accessibility Engineer Leonie Watson.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-34847776


Tools that have interested us

Get Jaco

Jaco captures each and every interaction with your application.
http://www.getjaco.com/


Videos we've been watching

434 Talks for Designers

From 60 UX/UI conferences all over the world.
https://uideo.net

Why Banks Need Their Own Mobile Wallets

Paul Schaus provides thought-provoking discussion with highlights from primary research conducted on bank customers' mobile wallet needs and preferences.
http://bankinnovation.net/2015/11/money-2020-will-third-party-wallets-make-banks-apps-obsolete-why-banks-need-their-own-mobile-wallets/

Where UX fails accessibility

Interact London 2015: Alastair Campbell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrD5MlYcAZ8&feature=youtu.be


Podcasts we've been listening to

Moosejaw case study

Moosejaw saw conversion on mobile increase 50% (now on par with desktop) after a full responsive redesign.
http://responsivewebdesign.com/podcast/moosejaw.html

Science Friday

Talking about a true multi-platform strategy.
http://responsivewebdesign.com/podcast/science-friday.html

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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