What we've been reading

The Intuitive and the Unlearnable

Why some designs won’t ever stop sucking.
https://medium.com/@cwodtke/the-intuitive-and-the-unlearnable-cccffd9a762

A UX case study of Houzz

Small changes, big impact.
https://uxdesign.cc/a-ux-case-study-of-houzz-22f2d68039b2

An intro to Machine Learning for designers

The basics of machine learning and how to apply it to the products you are building right now.
https://uxdesign.cc/an-intro-to-machine-learning-for-designers-5c74ba100257

Designing UIs with trust in mind

Key one for me is giving control to the user.
https://uxdesign.cc/designing-uis-with-security-in-mind-f4f6f265573a

The Hidden Trap in Design Systems

Design systems can make designers lazy, driving them to think only in terms of the components that are available in the design system.
https://uxplanet.org/the-hidden-trap-in-design-systems-4540424f8c1

Fighting Aging with Artificial Intelligence

Can deep learning and blockchain technology help us slow or even reverse the ravages of the aging process?
http://techtrends.tech/tech-trends/fighting-aging-with-artificial-intelligence/

How Product Image Size Affects Attention and Engagement

Exploring how elements of a product page affect users’ visual perception and perceived product value.
https://conversionxl.com/research-study/product-image-size-engagement/

Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts

"Screen Readers Actually Read That Stuff" ...They sure do!
https://cloudfour.com/thinks/seriously-dont-use-icon-fonts/

The 4 Best Mobile User Onboarding Flows We’ve Seen So Far

Some nice examples here.
https://blog.prototypr.io/the-4-best-mobile-user-onboarding-flows-weve-seen-so-far-76c45e25b46b

Snapchat Launches Weather And World Effects Inside Snap Maps

Snapchat is launching two features in Snap Maps that reflect what’s happening in real life.
https://wersm.com/snapchat-launches-weather-and-world-effects-inside-snap-maps/

The KJ-Technique: A Group Process for Establishing Priorities

In this week’s article there is talk about the KJ-Method.
https://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2018/05/25/the-kj-technique-a-group-process-for-establishing-priorities-2/


Tools that have interested us

31 Website Feedback Tools: An overview and comparison

There is a deluge of website feedback tools and this article summaries some of them well.
https://mopinion.com/31-website-feedback-tools-an-overview-and-comparison


Videos we've been watching

Personalization versus Customization

Personalisation and customisation techniques to help ensure users see what matters to them.
https://www.nngroup.com/videos/personalization-customization

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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