Things we've been reading
Atom Bank taps video game technology to win mobile customers
Atom Bank, whose founder believes can transform consumer banking in Britain, is in the final stages of preparation before launching its first products later this year.
Designing with developers in mind: guides, grids and frameworks
When creativity and analytical genius can work in unison, better products will result. And that’s what it’s all about.
Perspectives on a true UX tool
This is the follow-up article to "A true UX tool", about the need for a UX tool that goes beyond prototyping.
Hidden User Experience & Interaction Gems on Airbnb
Part 1 of the Hidden Gems Series by Michael W.
Visa joins firms betting on technology behind Bitcoin
The move comes at a time when banks around the world are looking at ways to use the technology to make transactions more efficient and secure.
Nymi, TD and MasterCard Announce World's First Biometrically Authenticated Wearable Payment Using Your Heartbeat
The first payment was made as part of a pilot on Friday, July 10th.
Create a Retention Curve with Mixpanel and Google Sheets
I find this way of visualizing cohort reports easier to understand than the tabular form. It’s a bit of manual work right now but perhaps Mixpanel, Apple, and others will begin offering a retention curve representation in the future.
Excellent collection of design principles.
Measuring the Longitudinal Evolution of the Online Anonymous Marketplace Ecosystem
Detailed understanding of the growth of the online anonymous marketplace ecosystem. How vendors are diversifying replicating across marketplaces and how vendor security practices are evolving.
Meet 10 startups that are attempting to unseat cash by making digital payments the king
Rather than having to deal with cash, companies are promoting improved payment networks, PoS alternatives and wallets to make this digital push.
Gamification vs. Game-Based Learning - Theories, Methods, and Controversies
Interesting stats, quotes and examples.
Exploring the link between neuroaesthetics and the online experience
The philosophy of aesthetics has become a widely-acknowledged part of our lives. It refers to our innate need to define what is beautiful and what is not.
Game designers start with the story. What they add to the experience complements and builds on the core story; it doesn’t distract from the priority of “accomplish goal,”...
Tools that have interested us
Font Face Ninja
Great tool for finding the name of a font on a website.
Brain gems for decision-makers
Interesting new resource on the latest behavioural economics & consumer psychology research down into helpful little brain gems.
Videos we've been watching
Push Not Pull Robbery Idiot
UX perceived accordance/contextual assumption.
Forget about those smartphones, Nokia is da bomb
It was a classic!
Podcasts we've been listening to
The Big Web Show
Episdoe 130: Progressive Enhancement FTW with Aaron Gustafson.
UX Advantage Podcast with Karen McGrane
Shifting To Continuous Deployment.