02 Jan 2019 by Kerryn North
UX Link Roundup – December 2018





Throughout December our industry peers continued to share their thoughts about design, content strategy, research and so much more! There was plenty of material out there for us to read and discuss with each other. Have a look at some of the articles we read last month in our latest edition of the UX Link Roundup.

(If you missed November’s roundup, you can catch it here.)

December 3, 2018
First-person surveys in User Research by Nikki Anderson
https://uxdesign.cc/first-person-surveys-in-user-research-8732c5d9ab96 

Innovation is a Marathon, Not a Sprint by Douglas Ferguson
https://voltagecontrol.co/innovation-is-a-marathon-not-a-sprint-5955cb6cdc09  

December 4, 2018
Content sprints – matching user needs with business goals by Hinrich von Haaren
https://contentdesign.london/content-process/content-sprints-matching-user-needs-with-business-goals-by-hinrich-von-haaren/  

Maybe you’re born with it, maybe it’s Digital DNA from Deloitte Digital
https://www.deloittedigital.com/us/en/blog-list/2018/maybe-you-re-born-with-it-maybe-it-s-digital-dna.html?id=us:2sm:3tw:4other::6dd:20181207143000:&utm_source=tw&utm_campaign=other&utm_content=dd&utm_medium=social&linkId=60670272  

December 5, 2018
Who needs qualitative research when you have numbers by Alex Limpaecher
https://medium.com/delve/from-research-hater-to-advocate-e8e43e4ec889

December 6, 2018
Service Design: Pushing Us Beyond the Familiar by Jared M. Spool
https://articles.uie.com/service_design/  

December 7, 2018
A digital transformation expert explains the biggest tech themes of 2018: AI, blockchain, data, and consumer trust from Business Insider
https://www.businessinsider.com/biggest-tech-themes-2018-ai-blockchain-data-consumer-trust-ignition-2018-12?linkId=61076832  

December 9, 2018
Business for Designers: how to eliminate executive interference & get your innovative ideas out by Jeremy Bird
https://uxdesign.cc/business-for-designers-how-to-eliminate-executive-interference-get-your-innovative-ideas-out-24b104928fb4  

Journey Mapping 101 by Sarah Gibbons
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/journey-mapping-101/  

December 10, 2018
No Overnight Success in Innovation by Douglas Ferguson
https://voltagecontrol.co/no-overnight-success-in-innovation-c8f24ae46f33  

December 11, 2018
Artificial intelligence: From expert-only to everywhere by Jeff Loucks
https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/industry/technology/technology-media-and-telecom-predictions/cloud-based-artificial-intelligence.html  

December 12, 2018
Consistency in Design is the Wrong Approach by Jared M. Spool
https://articles.uie.com/consistency-in-design-is-the-wrong-approach/  

Is Tech Too Easy? by Kevin Roose
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/technology/tech-friction-frictionless.html?partner=rss&emc=rss  

December 13, 2018
Reading isn’t a to-do list item by Aytekin Tank
https://medium.com/swlh/reading-isnt-a-to-do-list-item-340d7c822991  

December 16, 2018
Designing for Kids: Cognitive Considerations by FeiFei Liu
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/kids-cognition/  

December 17, 2018
The 15 Web Design Books of 2018 You Can’t Afford to Miss by Oliver Lindberg
https://www.shopify.com/partners/blog/web-design-books-2018  

December 18, 2018
How about fixing the workplace rather than avoiding it at 4 am? by David Heinemeier Hansson
https://m.signalvnoise.com/how-about-fixing-the-workplace-rather-than-avoiding-it-at-4am-1ce24b998ec1  

Ten Years Later: The Discipline of Content Strategy by Kristina Halvorson
https://www.braintraffic.com/blog/ten-years-later-the-discipline-of-content-strategy  

How to frame a case study by Jack Strachan
https://uxplanet.org/how-to-frame-a-case-study-932d4a8a7623  

Looking at a backlog of 100+ items by Habiba Begum
https://uxdesign.cc/looking-at-a-backlog-of-100-items-ae8182d62ed6  

December 19, 2018
The 9 big design trends of 2019 by Mark Wilson
https://www.fastcompany.com/90281299/the-9-big-design-trends-of-2019

Creating a prototype of Alexa on the Web – a UX design challenge by Min & Suroline (CoCo)
https://uxdesign.cc/creating-a-prototype-of-alexa-on-the-web-a-ux-design-challenge-39f9df043778

December 21, 2018
5 Core Practices for Modern Digital Services by Jess McMullin
https://medium.com/alberta-digital/5-core-practices-for-modern-digital-services-5e9ab975fc82

The Heart of the Matter, Information Architecture in the Mobile Age from the Interaction Design Foundation
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/the-heart-of-the-matter-information-architecture-in-the-mobile-age?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sm

December 23, 2018
The Basics of Recruiting Users for Usability Testing by Ditte Mortensen
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/the-basics-of-recruiting-users-for-usability-testing?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sm

Branding an Intranet by Kara Pernice
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/branding-intranet/

Breadcrumbs: 11 Design Guidelines for Desktop and Mobile by Page Laubheimer
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/breadcrumbs/

Fake metrics: Impressions are the new hits by Gerry McGovern
http://gerrymcgovern.com/fake-metrics-impressions-are-the-new-hits/

December 24, 2018
How to Advocate and Evangelize User Experience by Muriel Domingo
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/how-to-advocate-and-evangelize-user-experience?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=sm

Learning? Or Just Delivering? by John Cutler
https://medium.com/@johnpcutler/learning-or-just-delivering-8282595ab219

December 26, 2018
6 levels of the UX design pyramid with the user needs by Iren Korkishko
https://itnext.io/6-levels-of-the-ux-design-pyramid-with-the-user-needs-a8cbb49c7801

December 28, 2018
Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile: What is the difference? by Nicolo Mantini
https://medium.com/xplor8/design-thinking-lean-startup-and-agile-what-is-the-difference-1eed3594b121

Other things of note
The State of Canadian UX Report by Corneliux
https://medium.com/@corneliux/the-2018-state-of-canadian-ux-report-d61d171e063 

The State of UX in 2019 from UX Design Collective
https://trends.uxdesign.cc/2019 


05 Dec 2018 by Kerryn North

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