Things we've been reading

Why You Should Never Use Pure Black for Text or Backgrounds

Excellent write up on readability.
http://uxmovement.com/content/why-you-should-never-use-pure-black-for-text-or-backgrounds

The Underestimated Ingredient To Boosting Your WordPress Website’s SEO And User Experience: Proper Site Structure

They say "every building is only as strong as its foundation".
https://codeable.io/site-structure-important-seo-ux/

How to run remote user research (like a boss!)

Good tips on how to run remote research studies smoothly and efficiently.
https://medium.com/mixed-methods/how-to-run-remote-user-research-like-a-boss-b3729954f03

How to design for startups

Exclusive insights into designing products with a focus on UX.
https://www.creativebloq.com/inspiration/how-to-design-for-startups-like-airbnb-and-twitter

UX fundamentals: 3 ways to apply availability heuristics

“A physical product is much easier to demonstrate” than a digital product - how true.
https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2018/05/3-ways-to-apply-availability-heuristics-on-saas-websites/

Design Psychology and the Neuroscience of Awesome UX

"The human brain is lazy, biased, and prone to shortcuts."
http://www.uxness.in/2018/04/design-psychology-neuroscience.html

Healthcare UX Trends – Design Challenges Worth Taking In 2018

You may see some Box UK healthcare UX very soon... stay tuned :-)
https://uxstudioteam.com/ux-blog/healthcare-ux/

Advancing state-of-the-art image recognition with deep learning on hashtags

"Hashtags can help computer vision systems go beyond general classification terms, in order to recognize specific subcategories and additional elements in an image."
https://code.facebook.com/posts/1700437286678763/advancing-state-of-the-art-image-recognition-with-deep-learning-on-hashtags/

Chatbots must die

Interesting take on Chatbots.
http://www.foolproof.co.uk/thinking/chatbots-must-die/

The Surprising Relationship Between Gamification And Modern Persuasion

Why gamification is a great tool for growth.
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/08/relationship-gamification-modern-persuasion/


Tools that have interested us

Uxtools

Great table comparing UX tools.
https://uxtools.co/tools/design


Videos that have interested us

Web Accessibility Survival Guide

A look at some accessibility tools available.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu_cUWrWOGM


Podcasts we've listened to

How well are we connecting with our curiosity? (w/ David Kadavy, Love Your Work)

David shares his inspiring perspectives and insights on self-publishing, connecting with our curiosity, creative resistance, forming habits and setting priorities for our goals.
http://hackingui.com/podcast/ep-24-david-kadavy/

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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