UX Files: March 2017

UX Files: UX links

Here’s a few interesting tech, design, and UX articles we’ve come across so far this March.

 

Social media is a great thing to have in your user research toolkit. Smashing Magazine has a guide to help you make the most of the rich data available, and cut through the noise.

Apps and websites aren’t the only interfaces that benefit from user research. “Interfaces” such as surveys, icons, and slide presentations should be tested to ensure they meet end user needs.

Want to design easy to use software? Don’t follow these directions.

With the IoT and smart devices becoming a part of daily life, we need to make sure these devices consider accessibility for all users. There are some key challenges and opportunities for accessibility in this area that should be addressed now.

Emerging technologies such as VR, AR, and voice are and will continue to be huge areas in UX design. It means the designer’s job will be more complex, but there will be more platforms to explore.

Virtual and augmented reality can also be used as design tools. A great example is how architects used a VR platform to build better environments for people with dementia.

 

That’s it for now! What have you been reading this month? Share with us on Twitter.