05 Sep 2018 by Carson Pierce
UX Link Roundup – August





As summer winds down, we realize you’re probably sitting on a beach or out at the lake, enjoying every last moment. Which is totally fine, of course – we’ll just compile all the UX articles that have caught our eye in the month of August and post them here for when you’re ready to get back to work. (Also, don’t forget the roundups for May, June and July, if you missed those.)

August 1, 2018
An Argument For Incorporating Color Early on in UX Design by Joe Jordan
https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/ux-static-state/

August 1, 2018
Alexa, How Will Voice Impact User Experience? By Nathan Syke
https://userbrain.net/blog/alexa-voice-user-experience

August 2, 2018
How to Break into UX Design: Tips from Design Instructor Beth Koloski by Patrick Faller
https://theblog.adobe.com/how-to-break-into-ux-design-tips-from-design-instructor-beth-koloski/

August 3, 2018
Lean UX: What it is and How it Helps Users
https://bbvaopen4u.com/en/actualidad/lean-ux-what-it-and-how-it-helps-users

August 5, 2018
Intelligent Assistants: Creepy, Childish, or a Tool? Users’ Attitudes Toward Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri by Page Laubheimer and Raluca Budiu
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/voice-assistant-attitudes/

August 6, 2018
Proactive UX Design: A Big Leap Requiring Baby Steps by Jared Spool
https://medium.com/@jmspool/proactive-ux-design-a-big-leap-requiring-baby-steps-e131911a1609

August 7, 2018
How to Create a Customer Journey Map (Step by Step) by Guillermo Vidal Quinteiro
https://aerolab.co/blog/customer-journey-map

August 8, 2018
6 Guiding Principles for Effective Product Discovery by Teresa Torres
https://www.producttalk.org/2018/08/effective-product-discovery/

August 10, 2018
4 Tips to Systematically Improve Your User Experience Design by Anthony Abdulla
https://www.pega.com/insights/articles/4-tips-systematically-improve-your-user-experience-design

August 12, 2018
UX Guidelines for Ecommerce Homepages, Category Pages, and Product Listing Pages by Aurora Harley
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ecommerce-homepages-listing-pages/

August 13, 2018
Experience Rot by Jared Spool
https://medium.com/@jmspool/experience-rot-2061259b2a30

August 14, 2018
Assessing Your User-Centered Content Strategy by Scott Kubie
https://www.braintraffic.com/blog/assessing-your-user-centered-content-strategy

August 14, 2018
Sketchblog #1: The Rise and Rise of the Sketchnote by Miriam Sturdee
http://interactions.acm.org/blog/view/sketchblog-1-the-rise-and-rise-of-the-sketchnote

August 15, 2018
UX Research for Behavior Change: Finding “The Right Users” by Katherine Kendall
https://medium.com/@katherinekendall/ux-research-for-behavior-change-finding-the-right-users-c4a0f7a34cf1

August 17, 2018
Designing For Micro-Moments by Suzanne Scacca
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/08/designing-for-micro-moments/

August 17, 2018
Writing is a Designer’s ‘Unicorn Skill’ by Leow Hou Teng
https://uxplanet.org/writing-is-a-designers-unicorn-skill-ce4ec22d722f

August 18, 2018
Feels Like Faster vs. Is Actually Faster by John Cutler
https://hackernoon.com/feels-like-faster-vs-makes-us-faster-828686facc7e

August 20, 2018
UX And HTML5: Let’s Help Users Fill In Your Mobile Form by Stéphanie Walter
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/08/ux-html5-mobile-form-part-1/
and
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/08/ux-html5-mobile-form-part-2/

August 20, 2018
11 Ways to Improve Your Website’s User Experience Design by Les Kollegian
https://justcreative.com/2018/08/20/11-ways-to-improve-your-websites-user-experience-design/

August 21, 2018
5 Things I’ve Learned To Do As a UX Designer by Ashley Janelle
http://ashleyjanelle.com/blog/5-things-ive-learned-to-do-as-a-ux-designer

August 21, 2018
The Laws of Simplicity by Raphael Djazz
https://uxdesign.cc/the-laws-of-simplicity-e2588fdd10a2

August 21, 2018
Copy Techniques That Alienate Users by Patrick Stafford
https://www.invisionapp.com/blog/website-copy-techniques/

August 22, 2018
How To Make A Dashboard That Doesn’t Suck by Dylan Wilbanks
http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/how-to-make-a-dashboard-that-doesnt-suck/

August 22, 2018
Utilizing Microinteractions To Enhance Your UX Design by Aaron Chichioco
https://usabilitygeek.com/microinteractions-enhance-ux-design/

August 25, 2018
Accessibility Low Hanging Fruit by Grigoria Pontiki
http://www.grigoria.gr/2018/08/25/accessibility-low-hanging-fruits.html

August 26, 2018
Case Study: Iterative Design and Prototype Testing of the NN/g Homepage by Katherine Whitenton and Sarah Gibbons
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/case-study-iterative-design-prototyping/

August 27, 2018
How to Handle Errors Properly (UX) by Richard Segura
https://mobilejazz.com/blog/how-to-handle-errors-properly-ux/

August 28, 2018
The Fundamental Job of Design is Not Great Design by Karl Fast
https://ratsnest.io/the-fundamental-job-of-design-is-not-great-design-1376a2b2bb48

August 28, 2018
How to Convey Financial Charts for Users Without Sight? Bloomberg’s UX Designers Explore Visual Data Through Sound
https://www.bloomberg.com/ux/2018/08/28/visually-impaired-working-finance-nearly-impossible-bloombergs-ux-designers-working-change/

August 28, 2018
User Research North – Back to work reading list 2018
https://medium.com/@userresearchnorth/user-research-north-back-to-work-reading-list-2018-c21b845a6fba

August 29, 2018
The Power of “I Don’t Know” in Product Design by Corey Waldin
https://uxdesign.cc/the-power-of-i-dont-know-in-product-design-ff2102fe009b

August 30, 2018
Game UX Style Guide: Why Do You Need One? by Om Tandon
https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/OmTandon/20180830/325522/Game_UX_Style_Guide_Why_do_you_need_one.php

Also very cool:

Accessibility Poster set
https://github.com/UKHomeOffice/posters/blob/master/accessibility/dos-donts/posters_en-UK/accessibility-posters-set.pdf

The 2018 Design & Content Conference videos
https://vimeo.com/album/4881563


06 Aug 2018 by Carson Pierce

UX Link Roundup – July

School’s out for summer, but there’s still lots to learn, especially in the ever-evolving world of user experience design. Here are a handful of the articles we read in July in order to keep up with things. (And if that’s … Read More