It’s not enough to be fast: how emulating human interaction is key to improving digital communication

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3042288/its-not-enough-to-be-fast-how-emulating-human-interaction-is-key-to-improving-digital-commun

Too much info? Or not enough? Which created a double-digit conversion increase?

https://whichtestwon.com/test/too-much-info-or-not-enough-which-created-a-double-digit-conversion-increase/

Why is Amazon launching a physical store – and what will it mean for retail? (via @leemcivor)

http://www.mycustomer.com/feature/technology/why-amazon-launching-physical-store-%E2%80%93-and-what-will-it-mean-retail/168265

Designing for the Workspace First (via @jackroless)

http://jesseddy.com/blog/2015/03/designing-for-the-workspace-first/

Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3043407/tech-forecast/ikea-on-7-predictions-for-what-your-home-will-look-like-in-2020

Video of the week:

The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google – Who Wins, Who Loses?  

https://youtu.be/XCvwCcEP74Q

The CX Pyramid: Why Most Customer Experience Efforts Fail
http://www.experiencetheblog.com/2015/03/the-cx-pyramid-why-most-customer.html

 
 

Bottling Lightning: How to channel and sustain creativity
http://uxmag.com/articles/bottling-lightning

 
 

Deconstructing Fidelity
http://uxmag.com/articles/deconstructing-fidelity

 
 

The man behind the Apple Watch
http://howtospendit.ft.com/technology/77791-the-man-behind-the-apple-watch

 
 

“Delightful” Interaction Design Needs To Die
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3042849/delightful-interaction-design-needs-to-die

 
 

The lowest price doesn’t mean the price is right
https://econsultancy.com/blog/66173-the-lowest-price-doesn-t-mean-the-price-is-right

 
 

Automating Style Guide-Driven Development
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2015/03/05/automating-style-guide-driven-development/

 
 

Nudging and Choice Architecture: Ethical Considerations
http://www.experientia.com/blog/nudging-and-choice-architecture-ethical-considerations/

 

 

Friday Funny: Kindle Cover Disasters
http://kindlecoverdisasters.tumblr.com/

The Truth About Customer Experience

https://hbr.org/2013/09/the-truth-about-customer-experience

How To Measure Customer Loyalty

http://www.measuringu.com/blog/measure-loyalty.php

The Uncanny Valley is Uncanny

http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/the-uncanny-valley-is-uncanny/

Amazon offers one-hour deliveries

https://www.internetretailer.com/2014/12/18/amazon-offers-one-hour-deliveries

The “how to waste some time” link of the week 

Androidify

https://www.androidify.com/en/#/

Video of the week 

It’s a Write/Read (Mobile) Web

http://www.lukew.com/presos/preso.asp?32

www.firstchoice.co.uk_WHOLEToday sees the start of a really exciting period for me and the team. We have been working on the redesign (and replatform) of two of the biggest holiday websites in the UK. The fruits of our hard work, research, concepts, design, prototyping, testing and iterating are beginning to go live! This is the time when we get the numbers to prove the output of all our work!

Today sees the new Homepage go live on the First Choice site (www.firstchoice.co.uk). This the the MVP (Minimal Viable Product), comprising 11 of a total of 30 designed components (the rest will be released incrementally in the coming weeks and months). Also live is the whole new Destination section – pages about all the places that we offer holidays.  But these is only the first of a number of really exciting releases.

As things go live, I can start to talk about them and give some context and background to how they came to be, starting with homepage today! Over the next number of posts I hope to give you a complete insight into how I ran the process of such a huge redesign project from a UX & Design point of view, and the outputs.

So, the new Homepage… My vision was simple: Our Homepage should evoke emotion and provide inspiration. It should make people want to go on holiday with us.

Continue Reading →

 

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/