Cal Newport writes for the New Yorker about Slack’s optimisation of the ills of rapid, unending email communication: “The problem with this trajectory is that no one stopped to ask if it made sense to optimize this style of work in the first place. […] We both love and hate Slack because this company built […]
Oliver Burkeman reviews the basics of thinking about writing.
Tools of the trade, 2014. Everything from bug tracking to HR.
Usability testing for your information architecture – before you code.
If you’re testing HTML5 mobile apps, you might want to read about code injections through the bar-code scanner, videos, Bluetooth and more.
Programming: we didn’t start out crazy, we’re being driven crazy.
Designing something? “Simplicity doesn’t happen accidentally. It needs to be actively cultivated. Complexity is what happens when you aren’t paying attention”.
The User Experience Stack Exchange has a nice discussion about confirmation buttons and colours, with lots of good points about clear communication in UI.
Testing your product? Remember the UI.
PragDave on why Agile (as a noun) is dead, and how agility can replace it.