UXperts November round-up

November 2019: Exclusive design excludes real people + How to remote test a UX design + Structure first, content always + more

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2020: The state of UX/UI design

We’re less than a couple of months away from entering the third decade of the 21st century, and 2020 brings with it a brand new wave of trends and great practices in UX and UI design.
By Cristian Virciu at medium.com

Forever online? Designing our own end

“Nowadays, we die three times: when we physically die, when no one remembers who we were, and when you don’t come up in search engine results anymore.” — Paul Wiseall, founder of Bristol-based startup Death.io, was one of the speakers at this year’s TEDxBristol event, where he talked about what happens to our digital content after we die.
By Maria Santos at peopleforresearch.co.uk

It’s time to do away with the UX discipline

Delivering a customised user experience at scale requires effort from every part of an organisation. That is why it’s time to do away with the UX discipline as we know it.
By Dan Gardner at venturebeat.com

“Design is the layer between people and technology”

Without a clear focus on design and user experience, a tech startup is just a vanity project, according to Giles Colborne, the author of ‘‘Simple and Usable’. Emerging economies like India are in a unique position to discover truly innovative ways of using technology.
By Madanmohan Rao at yourstory.com

Structure first. Content always.

The model that we took right at the birth of the web from print is now under attack from the premise that you need to know your content before you can design it. For anyone who’s worked in publishing, or had to design a highly scalable branding system, or a wayfinding system will know that is nonsense.
By Mark Boulton at medium.com

UX writing beyond microcopy

Can we apply UX writing principles to other types of text than microcopy? Absolutely! Legal texts, public institution websites, technical writing, and academia are four areas I believe have everything to gain from a generous UX injection.
By Anja Wedberg at uxdesign.cc

How improving our creative processes makes us better humans

“It’s time to talk process. I know, I know, it’s far from the most glamorous part of being a creative, but it is important. We need to pay attention to how we do what we do and take a good look at our methods, regardless of what our final deliverable is.”
By Lauren Ellis at nomensa.com

How to remote test a UX design

Experience flow, interaction, user journey, usability, accessibility… These are just some of the things that you can test through remote user research before moving on (and investing time and money) to the development stage.
By Maria Santos at userzoom.com

To understand the future of AI, study its past

Deep learning’s recent accomplishments have been nothing short of astonishing. Yet, as deep learning spreads, its limitations are becoming increasingly evident. If AI is to reach its full potential going forward, a reconciliation between connectionism and symbolism is essential.
By Rob Toews at forbes.com

Exclusive design excludes real people

There’s growing recognition that customer-centricity makes commercial sense, but many organisations still embrace this idea selectively. Apply this in practice and the one in ten of your customers with dyslexia won’t be high on your agenda.
By Stu Charlton at cxpartners.co.uk

What UX and research should be doing for the “people who access the world differently”

User researcher Hannah Carlisle and user recruiter Alex Evans shared their top tips to make your research and recruitment more inclusive at the last UCD Bristol meetup of 2019.
By UCD Bristol at medium.com

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