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Things we've been reading

How we made our website offline first

Providing a general good user experience on any speed (even offline).

https://www.skcript.com/svr/offline-is-the-new-online

10 Key takeaways from Museums and the Web 2017

Some great insights including accessibility which is said to be a challenge for most museums still.

http://blog.museunacional.cat/en/10-key-takeaways-from-museums-and-the-web-2017/

Significance of UX in Present Day SEO

SEO undoubtedly helps you get traffic but what turns then and leads them to conversions is UX.

http://techiesindiainc.com/blog/significance-ux-present-day-seo

Going Colorblind: An Experiment in Empathy and Accessibility

By using empathy, we not only create better designs but we expand ourselves and become better designers.

https://elevatexd.com/blog/going-colorblind

The Power of AI and Automated Retail Banking

Article includes the quote that "the underwriting will get faster — to the point that you’ll be able to provide some info from your mobile phone and qualify for a substantial business loan within hours".

http://thefinancialbrand.com/65031/banking-analytics-ai-automated-big-data/

How to Write Killer Copy That Improves Your Design Systems

Writing notes in design systems is as important as the visuals themselves. And it’s not hard.

https://www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/write-killer-copy-improves-design-systems/

Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare

Smart cities can increase productivity and efficiencies for citizens, but they have a serious problem when security is underestimated.

https://hbr.org/2017/04/smart-cities-are-going-to-be-a-security-nightmare

The UX Mistakes That Cost Companies Millions

Brilliant examples here including Icons8 which lost almost half of their users with a Minimalist Redesign.

https://speckyboy.com/ux-mistakes-cost-companies-millions/

Why App Marketing Is a Game of Inches

Great advice including the "focus on the many smaller improvements that will bring high-value users back and engaging regularly with your app".

http://tiny.cc/wh6wky

Empathy is a muscle. Let's use it.

Ultimate goal of a UX Expert is to make people feel heard and understood.

https://vlgux.com/blog/empathy-is-a-muscle-lets-use-it/

Creating and Maintaining the Marvel Style Guide in Sketch

Key message is to "remove everything unnecessary and updating what we use the most as we go along".

https://blog.marvelapp.com/creating-maintaining-marvel-style-guide-sketch


Tools that have interested us

notism 

Share, review and sign-off design & video work.

https://www.notism.io


Videos that have interested us

FM DevCon 16 / Design: User Experience vs. Usability

Do your custom apps meet the UI standards of the most popular apps out on the market?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBhIAfgRitk


Podcasts we've listened to

Professor Angela Sasse on Human-Centered Security

Discussion about stopping the scapegoating of users as the primary reason for not achieving security nirvana.

https://blog.varonis.com/angela-sasse-on-human-centered-security

 

 

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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