Complexion reduction ✂️ #75

“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.
Complexion reduction ✂️ #75
By Ross Chapman • Issue #75
“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.”
- Lindon Leader
Shoving more into a design rarely improves a product. Making better features than those previous could. 
Stakeholders are often keen to add more to solve a communication issue. The more information there is, the better, right? Wrong.
Looking at my most popular apps, they do very little, but what they do, they do very well. That’s a good vision to have.
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UX design 🙋
Complexion Reduction: A New Trend In Mobile Design
Whether you are for or against this monochromatic fad, it is undoubtedly a sign of progress. Jamie recently reminded me of a quote from Antoine de Saint-Expuréy: 
‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away’.
Create the perfect web user experience with this bootcamp for under $40
Need a head-start in user experience design? Take a look at this bundle from TNW that offers over 30 hours of training, valued at almost $1,000!
Bigger Font Size Leads to Better UX
When designing a website or mobile app, one of the most crucial decisions is the font size of the content on the page. Here’s some good reasons to go large.
eCommerce 💳
Online retail 'sucking share' from traditional retail at 'unheard of levels,' Bespoke's Hickey says
“This is unheard of, the levels we’ve seen,” added Hickey. “We’re just seeing online retail take share from just about every sector. Only food and restaurants are one of the few sectors which doesn’t see that.”
I hear so many mixed things on this issue. What I do know is more bricks and mortar stores seem to be closing than websites.

 ASOS backlash for listing UK size 10 as 'large'
But who is to blame? Bad UX or Bad Brand?
eCommerce Website Design: Gallery & Tech Inspiration with 317 Shops
“What do other people do?” I get asked this a lot. Here’s somewhere to go! 
Cycling 🚴
Riding a bike makes us mentally sharper, helps us switch off, makes us feel happier and helps us manage stress and anxiety. I wouldn’t dispute that!
Free2Cycle to shake up cycle to work scheme with "free" bikes for employee mileage
A new cycle to work scheme is to launch this July which hopes to be able to deliver bikes completely free to employees based on a pre-agreed mileage. SIGN ME UP!
The Complete Grinduro Scotland Experience on the Isle of Arran
Another gravel travel with The Radavist on a sneak-peak of Grinduro Scotland. Looks so awesome.
Coolness 😎
10 TED Talks that will change how you work forever
Dare to disagree! What does it take to be a great leader? Got a meeting? Take a walk!
A handful of videos that could change how you work forever. So bold, you probably shouldn’t watch them back to back!
A Better Way to Compare Yourself
Comparing your work or abilities to someone else’s can be an unproductive and self-destructive activity. 
I HAVE ALWAYS DONE THIS. Think I’d better read this many many times…
UX Design For Your Life
After my Medium article how to become a UX Designer at 40 with no digital or design experience, people asked about the story behind the journey. Slightly self indulgent, but here it is.
Just shows with the right attitude and tools, you can achieve un-expected things.
Here's to reducing complication!
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