04 Jun 2019 by Kerryn North
UX Link Roundup – May, 2019





The month of May seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye. One of the things that helped us slow down was taking the time to read some of the thoughts and ideas from our peers in the UX community. Take a look at what caught our attention recently in the latest edition of the UX Link Roundup.

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

May 1, 2019
Setting the Right Tone in Design Conversations: Keeping Participants Engaged, Listening, and On Track by Dan Brown
https://medium.com/eightshapes-llc/setting-the-right-tone-in-design-conversations-d04a369d07d5

May 2, 2019
The Need to Think and Talk like an Executive by Jared M. Spool
https://medium.com/@jmspool/the-need-to-think-and-talk-like-an-executive-5c6b121e9315

May 7, 209
Brainstorming terrible awful, no good, very bad ideas by Krista Siniscarco
https://uxdesign.cc/brainstorming-terrible-awful-no-good-very-bad-ideas-8fc623f835f

May 8, 2019
I wrote a book on user-friendly design. What I see today horrifies me by Don Norman
https://www.fastcompany.com/90338379/i-wrote-the-book-on-user-friendly-design-what-i-see-today-horrifies-me

The U Stands for User by Meghan Bausone
https://medium.com/cladedesign/the-u-stands-for-user-a4e325eff656

May 9, 2019
Trans-inclusive Design by Erin White
https://alistapart.com/article/trans-inclusive-design/

When Telling a Friend “No” (and Why) is the Kindest Option by Misha B
https://blackgirlgameworks.com/2019/05/07/when-telling-a-friend-no-and-why-is-the-kindest-option/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

May 10, 2019
Surviving Enterprise UX: Part 1 by Lisa Baskett
https://blog.usejournal.com/surviving-enterprise-ux-part-1-6c37cdddf745?fbclid=IwAR1zyuu0TQs49AvCro8J9r2Z867DEieiskDfSZhnGM_R7SJbNIU9I7XNnRo

May 12, 2019
‘Our Users Are Everyone’: Designing Mass-Market Products for Large User Audiences by Kathryn Whitenton
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/everyone-as-users/

May 14, 2019
To Design a Better Future, Embrace the Uncomfortable by Elger Oberwelz
https://www.ideo.com/blog/to-design-a-better-future-embrace-the-uncomfortable?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

UX Design for “Boring” Companies: Why It’s Better to Work There (Sometimes) by Jamal Nichols
https://medium.com/truthaboutdesign/ux-design-for-boring-companies-why-its-better-to-work-there-sometimes-9d6ab5fc3aa7

Why I Still Love Tech: In defense of a difficult industry by Paul Ford
https://www.wired.com/story/why-we-love-tech-defense-difficult-industry/

May 15, 2019
Design: past, present and future(s) by Fabio Sergio
https://medium.com/design-voices/design-past-present-and-future-s-a608b3569964

May 16, 2019
How to Prevent Breakthrough Ideas from Being Rejected by Joe Brown
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-prevent-breakthrough-ideas-from-being-rejected-joe-brown/

May 17, 2019
Balance the circles, UX designers by Christopher Nash
https://medium.com/nform-user-experience/balance-the-circles-ux-designers-e8ede266b11

May 18, 2019
The empty brain by Robert Epstein
https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

May 20, 2019
Behavioral Economics and Corporate Strategy by Charles Lambdin
https://medium.com/columbus-egg/behavioral-economics-and-corporate-strategy-edb3645e03c8

May 21, 2019
Ethical Design – A Road Paved with Good Intentions by Chris Kiess
https://blog.prototypr.io/ethical-design-a-road-paved-with-good-intentions-5c698b71ec99

What Makes a Map Good by Barbara Tversky
https://modus.medium.com/what-makes-a-map-good-4db0de3b2cec

May 24, 2019
Moving beyond nudges – What’s next for behavioural insights? by Rodney Ghali
https://apolitical.co/solution_article/moving-beyond-nudges-whats-next-for-behavioural-insights/?share=twitter

What Is Visual Thinking? by Dave Gray
https://xblog.xplane.com/what-is-visual-thinking?utm_campaign=Visual%20Thinking&utm_content=93223542&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-8055642

May 26, 2019
“About Us” Information on Websites by Anna Kaley and Jakob Nielsen
https://www.nngroup.com/articles/about-us-information-on-websites/

May 28, 2019
Hiring a Management Consultancy for Digital Is a Mistake by Paul Boag
https://boagworld.com/working-in-web/accenture-digital-transformation/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=boagworld&utm_content=Hiring%20a%20Management%20Consultancy%20for%20Digital%20Is%20a%20Mistake

May 29, 2019
Justifying mediocre work by Seth Godin
https://seths.blog/storyoftheweek/

Starting UX after 40: A personal account. by Ernesto Pena
https://uxdesign.cc/starting-in-ux-after-40-4871b89d2c2b

The ultimate guide to stakeholder interviews: understand your clients by Adam Fard
https://uxdesign.cc/the-ultimate-guide-to-stakeholder-interviews-understand-your-clients-a3bcf87b6e8b?sk=f7e54e75938a593035212b76e870e9b8%3Fsource%3Demail-anon_b306163e3686-1559476928600-publication.newsletter

May 30, 2019
How to Build Your Community of Practice by Kristina Halvorson
https://www.braintraffic.com/blog/how-to-build-your-community-of-practice?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social


17 May 2019 by Christopher Nash

Balance the circles, UX designers

Ever seen this classic UX Venn diagram before? On one side — user needs. The other, business needs. The sweet spot, we’re told, is that beautiful little intersection of curves in the middle. The area where user and business needs … Read More

06 Jun 2019 by Christopher Nash

Set your UX work up for success by learning to ask questions like a boss

Remember the classic Venn diagram for UX, balancing user and business needs with the area of overlap being the sweet spot of value? One thing that can often throw off the balance we aim for is directing too … Read More