Designing Connected Products

http://madebymany.com/blog/designing-connected-products

 

 

The dark side of ecommerce

http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/62619-the-dark-side-of-ecommerce

 

 

Tracking the Behavioral Targeted Ad Debate

http://behavioraltargeting.biz/tracking-the-behavioral-targeted-ad-debate

 

 

How The Future Of Google Search Is Leaving iPhone Users Behind

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1672463/how-the-future-of-google-search-is-leaving-iphone-users-behind

 

 

YouTube’s 20 Most-Shared Ads in April

http://mashable.com/2013/05/03/youtube-april-shared-ads

 

 

Apple Begins Countdown to 50 Billion App Store Downloads

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/02/apple-begins-countdown-to-50-billion-app-store-downloads

https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMultiRoom?cc=gb&fcId=638257170

 

 

How to do a Hotel website:

http://www.bgoperator.ru/amathus/

 

 

 

 

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!)

 

 

Designing What’s Never Been Done Before
 http://www.uie.com/articles/never_before_design/

 

The psychology of discounting: Something doesn’t add up
http://www.economist.com/node/21557801 

 

Responsive e-commerce design
http://www.cxpartners.co.uk/cxblog/responsive-e-commerce-design/ 

 

Situational Awareness: A Method for Mobile Content Planning
http://johnnyholland.org/2012/07/situational-awareness-a-method-for-mobile-content-planning/ 

 

Shell’s Social Media Campaign Backfires:

http://www.buzzpatrol.com/is-shell-social-media-campaign-troll-the-best-ever/

Shell’s Trolled Social Media Campaign

 

 

Is the 1,9,90 Rule Outdated?
http://www.futurelab.net/blogs/marketing-strategy-innovation/2012/05/1990_rule_outdated.html

Do A/B Tests Focus Us On The Wrong Problems?
http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2012/05/14/do-ab-tests-focus-us-on-the-wrong-problems/

Behavioral Targeting Pros and Cons
http://behavioraltargeting.biz/behavioral-targeting-pros-and-cons/

Designing Search: As-You-Type Suggestions
http://uxmag.com/articles/designing-search-as-you-type-suggestions

Scalable Navigation Patterns in Responsive Web Design
http://www.palantir.net/blog/scalable-navigation-patterns-responsive-web-design

 

Video of the week (purely on the sheer numbers below)
Gotye – Somebody That I Use to Know

214,568,663 views
13,951,108 shares all time
13,940,367 Facebook shares
290,511 comments
10,741 blog posts

 

When you know your content is bad
http://blog.braintraffic.com/2012/05/when-you-know-your-content-is-bad/

 

6 Persuasive Product Design Steps to Get Conversions
http://www.zurb.com/article/960/6-persuasive-product-design-steps-to-get-

 

Responsive web design: a project-management perspective
http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/responsive-web-design-a-project-management-perspective/

 

A/B Testing: It’s not about the results, and it’s definitely not about the why
http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3169-ab-testing-its-not-about-the-results-and-its-definitely-not-about-the-why

 

Quote of the week:

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

- Steve Jobs

 

 

Video of the week:

http://mashable.com/2012/05/04/texting-behind-the-wheel/