Category Archives: Reading

Recommended Reading: How to Think About Writing

Oliver Burkeman reviews the basics of thinking about writing.

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Recommended Reading: Tools of the Trade

Tools of the trade, 2014. Everything from bug tracking to HR.

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Testing Information Architectures

Usability testing for your information architecture – before you code.

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Recommended Reading: Code Injections Where you Least Expect Them

If you’re testing HTML5 mobile apps, you might want to read about code injections through the bar-code scanner, videos, Bluetooth and more.

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Recommended Reading: Address Validations That Are Actually Bugs

All of your assumptions about address fields are wrong.

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Recommended Reading: how the Other Side Feels

Programming: we didn’t start out crazy, we’re being driven crazy.

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Recommended Reading: Pay Attention Before it Gets Complicated

Designing something? “Simplicity doesn’t happen accidentally. It needs to be actively cultivated. Complexity is what happens when you aren’t paying attention”. 

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Recommended Reading: Colours and Buttons

The User Experience Stack Exchange has a nice discussion about confirmation buttons and colours, with lots of good points about clear communication in UI.

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Recommended Reading: Seven Unbreakable Laws of User Interface Design

Testing your product? Remember the UI.

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Recommended Reading: Agile Is Dead (Long Live Agility)

PragDave on why Agile (as a noun) is dead, and how agility can replace it.

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