UI/UX Articles and Interesting Tidbits of the Week


Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX for the week!

Browsers and Apps. Article focused on the importance of experiences within browsers, versus native applications. Highlight of the article includes:

“It’s not just companies that are turning away from native apps — the average American now downloads zero apps per month. This has little to do with us spending time on phones — compare this app fatigue with the amount of time we’re spending in browsers.”

Effective Writing for UI. Article that sheds light on the relevance of good writing for UI. By providing clarity in writing, it removes doubt for users and consumers on what actions to take. Highlight:

“Clear, accurate, and concise text makes interfaces more usable and builds trust.”

Shopping on Instagram. One of the most used apps, is including an option to shop within its ecosystem. Interesting insight into what’s coming. Highlight:

“Mobile has changed the way people shop. You browse products while waiting to be seated for dinner, make purchases on your commute into work, and compare prices online when you’re at a store to see what’s the better deal. In fact, more than 84% of smartphone users in the US browse, research or compare products via a web browser or mobile app.* While browsing and discovery is easy on mobile, finding more information about the specific products you see isn’t always as simple. On a platform known for its power of mobile discovery, today we’re excited to announce an easier experience to shop the products you love on Instagram.”

UX Myths. Interesting page that surfaces a lot of the myths that surround the UX practice. Definitely worth checking out and probing through the most common myths that this universe has acquired. Highlight:

“UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don’t hold true.