01 Nov 2018 by Kerryn North
UX Link Roundup – October 2018





Just like in previous months, October was filled with blogs and articles related to user experience. The theme this month seemed to be design thinking as we saw a lot of discussions happening around the topic. Here’s a look at some of the interesting articles we read in October. (In case you missed it, you can catch last month’s roundup here.)  

October 2018
The business value of design by Benedict Sheppard, Hugo Sarrazin, Garen Kouyoumjian and Fabricio Dore   

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-design/our-insights/the-business-value-of-design  

 

October 2, 2018
What are the most important qualities of Design Thinking coaches? by Samuel Tschepe  

https://uxdesign.cc/what-are-the-most-important-qualities-and-capabilities-of-design-thinking-coaches-32daee792855

 

October 4, 2018
Confessions of a UX Designer: Breaking Bad with UX Design by Chris Kiess  

https://blog.prototypr.io/confessions-of-a-ux-designer-2dda9e1758a1  

 

October 5, 2018
Data Architecture vs Information Architecture: What’s the Difference? by Alon Lebenthal  

https://www.bmc.com/blogs/data-architecture-vs-information-architecture/

 

October 8, 2018
What Children Have Taught Me About Design by Baruch Sachs 

https://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2018/10/what-children-have-taught-me-about-design.php

 

October 10, 2018
A Deep Dive into Surveys: Open Ended Vs. Close Ended by Chattermill

https://usabilla.com/blog/a-deep-dive-into-surveys-open-ended-vs-closed-ended/


UX is your business, start minding it by Laurel Natale  

https://uxdesign.cc/ux-is-your-business-start-minding-it-94f79c819654

 

October 11, 2018
Here is how UX Design Integrates with Agile and Scrum by Jeff Gothelf  

https://medium.com/@jboogie/here-is-how-ux-design-integrates-with-agile-and-scrum-4f3cf8c10e24

 

October 12, 2018
Untangling wicked digital problems by Lola Oyelayo-Pearson 

https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/untangling-wicked-digital-problems


Why Digital Workplace Apps Are Not Producing Great Customer Experiences by David Roe 

https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/why-digital-workplace-apps-are-not-producing-great-customer-experiences/

 

October 14, 2018
28 Behaviours That Will Make You A Really Valuable UX Designer by Guy Ligertwood

https://uxplanet.org/30-behaviours-that-will-make-you-a-really-valuable-ux-designer-d386e758583b


Technology Myths and Urban Legends by Kate Moran and Kim Flaherty 

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/technology-myths/

 

October 15, 2018
4 facets: perspective seeing in digital projects by Paul Bellows 

https://medium.com/@paulbellows/4-facets-perspective-seeking-in-digital-projects-3177e0ba3d4a

 

October 21, 2018
How to ask users for their gender and race by Fabricio Teixeira 

https://essays.uxdesign.cc/designing-ethnicity-gender-forms/essays/

 

October 22, 2018
Redesigning a Canadian lifestyle app – a UX case study by Felipe Cepero

https://uxdesign.cc/drop-a-ux-case-study-130293e458aa


User Experience Design Is a Specialty: Treat it as Such by Debbie Levi 

https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/user-experience-design-is-a-specialty-treat-it-as-such/


User flow is the new wireframe by Alexander Handley

https://uxdesign.cc/when-to-use-user-flows-guide-8b26ca9aa36a

 

October 23, 2018
What is Information Architecture & How Does it Affect UX? by Luis Hernandez 

https://www.koombea.com/blog/what-is-information-architecture/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=what_is_information_architecture_how_does_it_affect_ux&utm_campaign=resource_blog_post


How to Think Like a Front-end Developer by Brad Frost

http://bradfrost.com/blog/link/how-to-think-like-a-front-end-developer-with-brad-frost/


The Status: The Hard Part About Soft Skills by Martijn van Tilburg  

https://www.10000ft.com/blog/hard-part-about-soft-skills?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=oct23

 

October 24, 2018
All about Web Accessibility by Shivani Gupta 

https://medium.com/front-end-hacking/all-about-web-accessibility-304e2c814751

 

October 25, 2018
Why Design Thinking isn’t a One-Size-Fits-All Solution by Megan Wilson  

https://medium.com/digitaladoption101/why-design-thinking-isnt-a-one-size-fits-all-solution-32d066e55c5a

 

October 26, 2018
Design Thinking is not about Design, it’s About Thinking by Dr. Pavan Soni 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/design-thinking-its-dr-pavan-soni/


Empathy Map – Why and How to Use it by Rikke Dam and Teo Siang 

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/empathy-map-why-and-how-to-use-it


How Journalism Made Me a Better UX Writer by Yael Ben-David 

http://www.uxnewsmag.com/2018/10/28/how-journalism-made-me-a-better-ux-writer/

 

October 28, 2018
10 Must Read Again UX Books by Mei 

https://uxplanet.org/10-must-read-again-ux-books-27190d61f527

 

October 29, 2018
Ideo breaks its silence on design thinking’s critics by Katherine Schwab

https://www.fastcompany.com/90257718/ideo-breaks-its-silence-on-design-thinkings-critics

  

October 30, 2018
Hicks’s Law: Making the choice easier for users by Mads Soegaard  

https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/hick-s-law-making-the-choice-easier-for-users?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sm

 

Other things of note: 

MacEwan’s Bachelor of Design has officially launched 

https://twitter.com/RobertAndruchow/status/1052255096635977728

 

Rosenfeld Media announced its winter course catalog  

https://rosenfeldmedia.com/training/?utm_source=Rosenfeld+Media&utm_campaign=a8e8707052-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_CORPORATE_TRAINING_AB&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2533ff0141-a8e8707052-345219873&mc_cid=a8e8707052&mc_eid=7fc5076037

 

Technovation is looking for mentors for November and December events  

https://www.techyeg.ca/mentors?fbclid=IwAR36yyXA2AwQ97dsa48czyjAamya84D8ohAJi-x3ypcRMGzxjpc-1CtsPMg

 

Every website in 2018 

https://twitter.com/darylginn/status/1053646859686809600

 

 

 


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