How mobile-optimised sites drive conversion rates and AOVs
http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/62222-how-mobile-optimised-sites-drive-conversion-rates-and-aovs

 

Using emotional intelligence to optimise conversion rates
http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/62202-using-emotional-intelligence-to-optimise-conversion-rates

 

Up and Coming Mobile Design Trends
http://www.paulolyslager.com/mobile-design-trends/

 

Impact of Responsive Designs
http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1691

 

Love, Hate, and Empathy: Why We Still Need Personas
http://uxmag.com/articles/love-hate-and-empathy-why-we-still-need-personas

 

Ericsson Mobility Report (PDF)
http://www.ericsson.com/res/docs/2013/ericsson-mobility-report-february-2013.pdf

 

Friday Video:

Best bus stop ever: Are you Born Mobile?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpdcUakdQVA

 

Why aren’t our schools teaching code?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc

 

Friday Funny:

Living on a Prayer (Goat Edition):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w0CdXaOS5_o
(Yes indeed, this is no. 1 in the viral video chart!)

 

 

10 brilliant examples of responsive design in eCommerce
 http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/61824-10-brilliant-examples-of-responsive-design-in-ecommerce

 

Teaching user experience with Lego
http://shortboredsurfer.com/2012/12/teaching-user-experience-with-lego/ 

 

Trends in User Experience
http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2012/12/trends-in-user-experience.php

 

Five Big UX Topics in 2012
http://boxesandarrows.com/five-big-ux-topics-in-2012/ 

 

Picture of the Week (Tom Fishbourne):

The rise of mobile adoption, sentiment & opportunity in Travel (PDF)
http://www.advertising.expedia.com/en-us/about-ems/press-room/NewsletterPDFs/PhoCusWright-2012.pdf

 
Extreme comments ignored and few focus on negative reviews says TripAdvisor
http://www.tnooz.com/2012/11/15/news/extreme-comments-ignored-and-few-focus-on-negative-reviews-says-tripadvisor-infographic/

 
Adaptive Vs. Responsive Layouts And Optimal Form Field Labels
http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2012/11/08/ux-design-qa-with-christian-holst/

 

Friday Video:

Buyral – Professional Clicking

I love the design of this clock! Initially, the time is not immediately obvious, but once you learn the interface it’s fine – and it looks fantastic!

 

The clock is composed of just three moving circles that indicate the time in a new and intuitive way. The large and medium circles that make up the main clock face rotate to indicate the hour while the smaller circle within the medium hour circle indicates the minutes. It also glows in the dark, making it easy to tell time at night.

You can read and see more at Minimalissimo.

Period Clock (showing 2:30)