What I’ve been reading lately (week 47)
- Cross-Channel UX: Seamlessness
A seamless user experience, regardless of channel or device, is one of the 4 requirements for a usable cross-channel experience. Companies and organizations that allow users to switch channels while completing tasks have a competitive advantage.
- Create Great UX in an Agile World by Conducting Lean UX Research | UX Magazine
The agile software development process has gained tremendous popularity recently, adopted by many companies to deliver high-quality products through iterative launches and testing.
- Resisting the dark side: A primer on dark pattern UX
User Experience has come a long way in the last decade, especially in the world of web design. Now more than ever, people are more focused on making sure the user not only has it easy, but also enjoys the product or service that they’re using.
- Delightful and meaningful animations are interaction design
Medium flux defines meaning. We are now designing meaningful animations, using motion to convey a message. This is a new world, to the point that people still dismiss animation as superficial eye-candy.
- Content modules for Responsive Web Design
By now it’s been well drilled into our heads that web design starts with content, not with graphics. However, in practice, getting real content before the design process starts is challenging at the best of times, and it’s made even more difficult by the fact that we have to try to get to content parity across all types of devices.
- A Booklist to Help You Become Great at User Experience Design
Now let me preface this by saying I chose my words carefully… book, one, great. And people responded with a lot of different ideas on what path leads you to get great at user experience design. Some went broad, choosing books that cover it all, others went deep and inspirational. Still others went sideways. And more than a few suggested books wasn’t the way to go at all. It’s a fun read.
- Three Uses for Analytics in User-Experience Practice
In order to make the most of analytics data, UX professionals need to integrate this data where it can add value to qualitative processes instead of distract resources.