Things we've been reading

Reading: “Mining Large Streams of User Data for Personalized Recommendations”

Lessons from investing $1M in machine learning for recommendation.
https://hackernoon.com/reading-mining-large-streams-of-user-data-for-personalized-recommendations-a8010daf17ab

A/B testing for restaurants

Make touchpoints smooth, and the experiences delightful and memorable.
https://uxdesign.cc/a-b-testing-in-restaurants-5bb682b84cae

How to prioritise your UX projects: A Q&A with Jakob Nielsen

Too many people adopt short-term thinking because they don’t consider the overall user experience.
http://whatusersdo.com/blog/prioritise-ux-projects-qa-jakob-nielsen

7 UX Design Trends to Watch out for in 2017

New and emerging UX design trends to shape up the future strategies of your business.
https://inkoniq.com/blog/7-ux-design-trends-to-watch-out-for-in-2017/

Digital healthcare services in 2016 (and beyond)

Eight industry-leading trends in digital healthcare services for 2016.
http://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/digital-healthcare-services-2016-and-beyond

Adapting UX research in an Agile World

Only 2% of companies still operate using purely traditional Waterfall practices. In short, Agile is everywhere.
https://medium.theuxblog.com/adapting-ux-research-in-an-agile-world-68ce42b0605f

Drupal Commerce 2.0 Enters Beta

Some UX updates.
https://drupalcommerce.org/blog/45961/drupal-commerce-20-enters-beta

50 Free Resources for Web Designers for November 2016

Some neat links here.
https://speckyboy.com/50-free-resources-web-designers-november-2016/

Cross cultural user experience

UX without research is not UX!
http://whatusersdo.com/blog/cross-cultural-user-experience/

It’s Official – Website Users Do Scroll Below the Fold

It's all about content strategy.
https://www.tone.co.uk/official-website-users-scroll-fold/


Tools that have interested us

Notebook Web Clipper

Clip text, images, and entire articles from the web. Save it all to your Notebook.
https://www.zoho.com/notebook/web-clipper.html


Videos we've been watching  

Microsoft event: Surface Studio, Surface Book i7, VR headsets, + more!

Microsoft unveils its first desktop PC: the Surface Studio, a revamped Surface Book i7.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9SCgLcTZmM


Podcasts we've been listening to

4 Tips for When a Client Doesn’t Want to Follow a UX Process… but wants “UX”

Ultimately, you and your client should share the exact same goal: to create a great experience for the user in order to be successful.
http://uxpodcast.com/4-tips-for-sticking-to-your-ux-process/

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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