01 Aug 2019 by Kerryn North
UX Link Roundup – July 2019





Take a reading break! Get yourself outside and find your favourite tree or favourite park bench.  We’ve gathered up enough reading material to keep you outside long enough to enjoy the summer weather that has finally arrived.

(And if you want to stay out there longer, take a look at June’s roundup too.)

July 3, 2019
How the user research process helps you make continuous improvements by Jason Dehler
https://gokartlabs.com/how-the-user-research-process-helps-you-make-continuous-improvements/

July 5, 2019
People in Japan are renting cars but not driving them by Andrew Hawkins
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/5/20683406/japan-car-sharing-renting-not-driving-private-space-orix-times24

July 6, 2019
Complex user experiences by Priya Saraswat
https://uxdesign.cc/complex-user-experiences-9a8ca46d4b36

July 7, 2019
Dot Voting: A Simple Decision-Making and Prioritizing Technique in UX by Sarah Gibbons
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/dot-voting/

Remote UX Work: The NN/g Case Study by Kate Moran
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/remote-ux-work-nng-case-study/

July 9, 2019
A Guide to User Research Analysis by Zach Naylor
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/a-guide-to-user-research-analysis/

Don’t Throw Away Your Innovation Budget by Joe Brown
https://www.ideo.com/journal/dont-throw-away-your-innovation-budget?utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_medium=referral

Heuristics for UX designers by Amar Wadnere
https://uxdesign.cc/heuristics-for-ux-designers-7380070eee32

New Illustrations Libraries, Design Systems, and UI Kits from Prototypr.io
https://blog.prototypr.io/new-illustration-libraries-design-systems-and-ui-kits-ea8fc271843e 

July 10, 2019
The Eight Pillars of User Research by Emma Boulton
https://medium.com/researchops-community/the-eight-pillars-of-user-research-1bcd2820d75a

Rethinking the customer journey: the crash course you didn’t know you needed by Tova Safra
http://tova-design.com/design-wisdom/rethinking-the-customer-journey-the-crash-course-you-didnt-know-you-needed

Why is AI Such a Big Deal Right Now? By Jolene Brisbois
https://www.epl.ca/blogs/post/why-is-ai-such-a-big-deal/

July 11, 2019
The Growing Demand for UX Managers by Jared M. Spool
https://medium.com/@jmspool/the-growing-demand-for-ux-managers-60b304a0a72c

July 14, 2019
Cognitive Maps, Mind Maps, and Concept Maps: Definitions by Sarah Gibbons
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/cognitive-mind-concept/

How to use Screening Questions to Select the Right Participants for User Research by Kathryn Whitenton
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/screening-questions-select-research-participants/

July 15, 2019
Agile Is All About Change – Why Does Testing Remain the Same? by Anand Ramakrishnan
https://www.nearshoreamericas.com/agile-is-all-about-change-why-does-testing-remain-the-same/

How Uber quietly redesigned its interface for the rest of the world by Katharine Schwab
https://www.fastcompany.com/90375845/how-uber-quietly-redesigned-its-interface-for-the-rest-of-the-world

Want to dig into UX Research? Here’s some must-reads by Joanna Ngai
https://uxdesign.cc/want-to-dig-into-ux-research-heres-some-must-reads-3c07039ca459

July 16, 2019
Is your design sprint in danger of becoming an echo chamber? By Simon King
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/your-design-sprint-danger-becoming-echo-chamber-simon-king/

Why UX is Essential for PMs by Gabriela Araujo
https://www.productschool.com/blog/product-management-2/ux-essential-product-manager/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SundayRead

July 17, 2019
Cross Cultural Research by Kristine Angell
https://medium.com/@kris_57827/cross-cultural-research-e6cf3c6bdf88

Simultaneous Triangulation: Mixing User Research & Data Science Methods by Colette Kolenda and Kristie Savage
https://spotify.design/articles/2019-07-17/simultaneous-triangulation-mixing-user-research-data-science-methods/

Unconventional Techniques for Better Insights from Satisfaction Surveys by Jared M. Spool
https://articles.uie.com/unconventional-techniques-for-better-insights-from-satisfaction-surveys/

UX Heuristics: What the Heck is a Heuristic, Anyways? by Chris Martin
https://www.devfacto.com/blog/ux-heuristics/

July 18, 2019
Defining Design Generalists by Molly Nix
https://airbnb.design/defining-design-generalists/

Designing for complexity – part I. the challenge by Maria Andrea Silva
https://uxdesign.cc/designing-for-complexity-a-series-part-i-the-challenge-cdd9f63d2fdc

The UX Student’s Guide to Success After School by Mike Curtis
https://medium.com/mikewcurtis/the-ux-students-guide-to-success-after-school-168187572951

July 19, 2019
Designing for complexity – part II. the research by Maria Andrea Silva
https://uxdesign.cc/designing-for-complexity-a-series-part-ii-the-research-30d675cafc8d

Designing for Complexity: A Series – Part III, Defining Insights by Maria Andrea Silva
https://medium.com/@menossmas/designing-for-complexity-a-series-part-iii-defining-insights-860b574ca6fa

Designing for Complexity: A Series – Part IV, Meet Megan by Maria Andrea Silva
https://blog.prototypr.io/designing-for-complexity-a-series-part-iv-meet-megan-3ee898ba1b99

July 20, 2019
Designing for Complexity: A Series – Part V, Building an MVP. by Maria Andrea Silva
https://medium.com/@menossmas/designing-for-complexity-a-series-part-v-building-a-mvp-12a617041d2e

How to Conduct User Observations from the Interaction Design Foundation
https://www.interaction-design.org/literature/article/how-to-conduct-user-observations?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=sm

How to make a great UX design Portfolio? By Tejj
https://medium.com/@tejjwork/how-to-make-a-great-ux-design-portfolio-b65ddcabc69d

July 21, 2019
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

Surviving Enterprise UX: the importance of targeted user research by Lisa Baskett
https://uxdesign.cc/surviving-enterprise-ux-the-importance-of-targeted-user-research-c9823568ef1f

July 22, 2019
Service Design for social innovation in vulnerable contexts: do’s and don’ts by Valentina Salvi
https://uxdesign.cc/service-design-for-social-innovation-in-vulnerable-contexts-dos-don-ts-40ba0bf69b7

July 23, 2019
Non-User Research by Nikki Anderson
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/non-user-research-nikki-anderson-ma/

July 24, 2019
Discussing DesignOps by Jamie Horne
https://www.foolproof.co.uk/journal/discussing-designops/

July 28, 2019
Formative vs. Summative Evaluations by Alita Joyce
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/formative-vs-summative-evaluations/

July 30, 2019
Designing for Generations – A Look at UX in Healthcare by Eliana Stein and Barbara Gulten
https://www.uxbooth.com/articles/designing-for-generations-ux-in-healthcare/

July 31, 2019
User research and scientific research: what’s the difference? By Stacy Surla
https://medium.com/@stacysurla/user-research-and-scientific-research-whats-the-difference-ef7866c6864d


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