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/

 

 

I recently had to present how “UX” works here at TUI UK, and in that I outlined the mission statement for what the team does. Our modus operandi as it were. This morning, I was asked for a definition of UX for use in a high level business document, so I extended my UX mission statement, and gave this as a definition:

We take a business problem and craft elegant, beautiful and effective, customer-centric and commercially beneficial solutions. We follow a methodological process, from qualitative and quantitative research all the way through to rapid prototyping and testing, resulting in well thought out, evidence based and validated solutions.

 

I know that it doesn’t go through all the steps between research and testing (sketching, co-design, paper prototyping etc. etc.), not does it outline the types of research or types of testing (formative, summative, usability, BERT etc.) – but I think that, for a business stakeholder, it gives a nice vignette of what we of.

What do you think?

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How Do Users Really Hold Mobile Devices?

http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2013/02/how-do-users-really-hold-mobile-devices.php

 

Creating Savvy and Sophisticated User Experiences through Personalization

http://uxmag.com/articles/creating-savvy-and-sophisticated-user-experiences-through-personalization

 

 

Logical Breakpoints For Your Responsive Design

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2013/03/01/logical-breakpoints-responsive-design/

 

 

Prioritizing Performance in Responsive Design

http://bradfrostweb.com/blog/post/prioritizing-performance-in-responsive-design/

 

 

 

Video of the week:

 

A new take on the interview process: Heineken – The Candidate

 

 

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):

 

 

Responsive Navigation: Optimizing for Touch Across Devices
http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1649 

 

Measuring the Fat Fingers Problem
Excluding accidental mobile clicks lowers rates—but they’re still higher than for the desktop web
http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1009470 

 

Using Paper Prototyping as a Tool for Participatory Design Research
http://www.paulolyslager.com/paper-prototyping-tool-participatory-design-research/

 

Improving Hiring for User Experience : The Applicant
http://uxmag.com/articles/improving-hiring-for-user-experience-the-applicant

 

Revealing unawareness in usability related decision-making
http://www.designforusability.org/work-packages/decision-making

 

 

Videos of the week:

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2012
Another winner from John Lewis, who constantly hit the nail on the head with their advertising.

Indie-folk singer Gabrielle Aplin provides the soundtrack for The Journey, the retailer’s almost traditional blockbuster Yuletide campaign with her version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s 1984 hit The Power of Love – The Guardian

Jimmy Kimmel iPad Mini Advert Spoof

Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything