Things we've been reading
Visual Mapping - The Elements of Information Visualization
Great write-up about first defining the spacial substrate, considering the graphical elements, and choosing properties to assist these elements.
Can “Ugly” Still Be Good UX?
It's all about the user experience. Understanding user goals and providing efficient user journeys.
Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design
Product Thinking establishes a fruitful relationship between Product Management and UX Design and therefore leads to stronger products.
8 Tips On Bridging The Gap Between Design & Development
Communication, communication, communication!
Human factor in virtual reality data visualization
Cognitive biases during user research
“Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.” Claude Lévis-Strauss, 1908–2009
A huge redesign is coming to Snapchat
The idea is to personalise the experience in a more relevant way, while still maintaining the exploratory nature of the service.
The Power of Defaults
Defaults are incredibly powerful tools for guiding users, speeding up system usage, and influencing responses with the power of suggestion.
Calculating the Cost of Creating Website Content
How there is a need for content to meet business goals and user needs, making for even more complex requirements.
How To Ensure Colour Consistency In Digital Design
Love the colour psychology piece.
Tools that have interested us
Super useful resource.
Videos we've been watching
Playing with Apple's new augmented reality platform
CNN Tech's Laurie Segall takes a look at the augmented reality apps coming to Apple's iPhone and iPad.
Podcasts we've listened to
#170 Discovery with Dan Brown
James and Per talk to Dan Brown about the discovery phase - or perhaps, as Dan suggests, the "discovery mindset".