Things we've been reading

4 Fundamental Mobile UX Principles You Should Know By Now

Usability principles I'd say. Subset of UX.
https://medium.com/@protoio/4-fundamental-mobile-ux-principles-you-should-know-by-now-6349770c8365

The Beginner’s Guide to Accessible Mobile UI Design

I shared this article with a client of ours. Very good for explaining the benefits.
http://blog.proto.io/the-beginners-guide-to-accessible-mobile-ui-design/

UI interactions of the week

Interesting ideas, even if some of them break usability principles.
https://medium.muz.li/ui-interactions-of-the-week-27-b300e8bed045

What are the maximum number of cards one should use in a card sorting exercise?

Good discussion on the perfect number.
https://www.quora.com/Usability-Testing-What-are-the-maximum-number-of-cards-one-should-use-in-a-card-sorting-exercise

Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones

Just talking is enough to activate the recordings – but thankfully there's an easy way of hearing and deleting them.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-voice-search-records-and-stores-conversation-people-have-around-their-phones-but-files-can-be-a7059376.html

Live Prototyping with InVision Craft Prototype in Sketch

Still in Beta but…Woohoo! 🙌 No more switching apps for prototyping!
https://medium.com/minitheory-design/live-prototyping-with-invision-craft-prototype-within-sketch-4b9a1b2e795c

Nir Eyal: The Psychology of Building Addictive Products

Great read.
https://medium.com/the-startup-grind/nir-eyal-why-you-are-addicted-to-facebook-slack-pinterest-468a86eb562

The Ideal Design Workflow

If you have time that is.
https://blog.prototypr.io/the-ideal-design-workflow-2c200b8e337d

The 5 step guide to convert any webpage into Sketch

Sketch users take note!
http://hackingui.com/design/website-to-sketch/

How to drive UX with interactive storytelling

Some stories simply can’t be fully conveyed through static images...
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2016/05/how-to-drive-ux-with-interactive-storytelling/

Designing for Desire - the psychology of influence in recruiting new members

Check out the slides from a recent presentation delivered by our very own Head of User Experience & Design Tom Evans, where he shares crucial insight from the field of psychology that you can use to design more engaging and effective online member recruitment experiences. 
https://www.boxuk.com/membership#slides


Tools that have interested us

Pocket

Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket to read later.
https://getpocket.com/


Videos we've been watching

6 ways to tighten up your designs

It takes a lot of thought, consistency, and consideration to get there. Good watch.
http://blog.invisionapp.com/6-ways-to-tighten-up-your-designs/


Podcasts we've been listening to

Interview with @MrAlanCooper at #UXLx 2016

Alan Cooper was the closing keynote on the speaker day at UXLx 2016. Always a good listen.
http://uxpodcast.com/interview-with-alan-cooper-at-uxlx-2016/

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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