Where did the Marks & Spencer website relaunch go wrong?

https://econsultancy.com/blog/65244-where-did-the-marks-spencer-website-relaunch-go-wrong

The psychology of colour in persuasion.

Colour psychology: how colours influence the mind

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/habits-not-hacks/201408/color-psychology-how-colors-influence-the-mind

The Landing Page Punch that Will Boost Conversions

http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/landing-page-punch.htm

NFC-Based Mobile Payments Said to Be a ‘Hallmark’ Feature of iPhone 6

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/08/28/wired-nfc-mobile-payments/

Amazon Updates Their Login Screen For The First Time In A Decade

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3035030/fast-feed/amazon-updates-their-login-screen-for-the-first-time-in-a-decade

Google Wing: Google’s drone delivery project

http://mashable.com/2014/08/28/google-project-wing-drone-delivery-australia/

and

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/29/google-joins-amazon-in-testing-home-delivery-drones

The Current State Of E-Commerce Search
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/08/18/the-current-state-of-e-commerce-search/

 

Can Starbucks Make 23,000 Coffee Shops Feel Unique?
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034441/starbucks-secrets-to-make-every-store-feel-unique

 

Portrait of a Mobile Consumer: An Infographic
http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2014/08/portrait-of-a-mobile-consumer-an-infographic.php

E-Commerce Sites Need Multiple of These 5 ‘Search Scope’ Features
http://baymard.com/blog/search-scope

 

The I Absolutely, Definitely, Without a Doubt Want One of Those Link:
Bluetooth Speaker Is A Levitating Death Star Of Sound
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3034312/wanted/this-levitating-bluetooth-speaker-is-a-death-star-of-sound

 

 

 

 

 

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):