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

 

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

 

 

Perception Strategy: The Emotional Side of User Experience
http://www.forumone.com/blogs/post/perception-strategy

 

Perception Strategy: The Emotional Side of User Experience Part Two
http://www.forumone.com/blogs/post/perception-strategy-emotional-side-user-experience-part-two

 

The New Airbnb Focuses On Pretty Pics Rather Than Searches
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670158/the-new-airbnb-focuses-on-pretty-pics-rather-than-searches#1

 

The Beginners’ Guide to Benchmarking User Experience
http://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/guide-to-benchmarking-UX.html

 

The State of Mobile Commerce: How Facebook Is Losing The Retail War
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-state-of-mobile-commerce-how-facebook-and-pcs-are-losing-the-online-retail-war-2012-6

 

The 7 Biggest Creativity Killers

http://www.fastcocreate.com/1680919/the-7-biggest-creativity-killers

Alex Horstmann’s user experience, usability, design, eCommerce and design bookmarks for November 23rd.

  • James-Lange theory – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The James-Lange theory refers to a hypothesis on the origin and nature of emotions and is one of the earliest theories of emotion, developed independently by two 19th-century scholars, William James and Carl Lange.
  • Web Content That Persuades and Motivates :: UXmatters
    There are several key elements that are missing from a large number of Web sites, and these missing elements often lead to bad user experiences and the total ineffectiveness of those sites.
  • » Design Jam London 1 Johnny Holland – It’s all about interaction » Blog Archive
    Design Jams are one or two day design sessions, during which people team up to solve engaging UX challenges. While conferences and talks are very popular in the UX community, we don’t have many events for actual collaboration, like the ‘hackdays’ enjoyed by the development community. Only a few UX designers participate in hackdays or open-source design initiatives –  how can we change this and get UX designers more involved? How can we introduce them to open collaboration formats? The idea of an event to get designers together to learn from each other while working on actual problems was born. Design Jams champion open-source thinking & sharing and are non-profit, run by local volunteers. The London team are Desigan Chinniah, Johanna Kolllmann, Joe Lanman and Franco Papeschi.
  • E-commerce (A-Z of user experience design resources)
  • Bounce Rate Demystified
  • Agile UX in Practice | Agile UX
    Agile development and user experience can work brillantly together… well, but how?<br />
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    Even if the effort related to Agile User Experience (Agile UX) continues throughout the project (with “just in time” designing and user testing) the User Experience foundations must be initiated at the very beginning of the project, during the first sprints.
  • Stressed Out About Holiday Shopping? Your Customers Are! | experience matters
    Regardless of their budget though, consumers told us that holiday shopping is stressful. Of course there are obvious reasons like crowded malls, outrageously chaotic traffic conditions and increased family obligations, but consumers face other speed bumps that companies can help with.

Please do feel free to suggest other related (and unrelated ones)!