The difficult second issue! This week I’ve focused on teams - it’s best to do stuff with each other! I’ve also been talking to lots of UX tool providers and should have a post about that next time - some I’ve never found before now!
The Paris attacks have been devastating and has definitely had me thinking about what’s important.
Ever find yourself explaining to your boss or to clients why UX is important? Jonathan Beckman wrote a fantastic article on the InVision blog about it. Did you know that 94% of the factors that affect a user’s first impression of your product are design-related? Nor did I. Essential reading.
I sometimes follow trends to make designs more intuitive. Zoltan Kollin however, has some data to say, amongst other things - avoid the hamburger menu - it’s less intuitive than showing the menu. Better to approach key areas of interaction head-on than to hide them away!
Just found a beta of a new tool to test your UI - fast! Claiming to get usability analytics before you even touch a piece of code. This might be useful for you if you’re using Sketch or Photoshop to prototype your apps.
When I heard about this adventure, I wanted to do it immediately, but only yesterday caught the video - looks so sweet! Watch Hunt Wheels’ Josh Ibbett and ambassador Hamish Paine’s 600 mile cycle across Europe to Eurobike. Can I join you guys next year?!
Had to share this (yes, more cycling!). Venice Beach, which served as a US hippy hub of the 1960s, is now seeing dozens of locals cruising its boardwalk late at night with brightly glowing rides. Get lit or get hit!