Things I found on the web this week (11th October)

Image from Happy, Sad, Puzzled.

This week: Why Apple stages its product releases for maximum impact, how a new font will help you learn, focus on human emotion for better UX outcomes, oh and by the way UX is dead — long live VX!

Here are the things I found interesting on the web this week.

Happy reading!
@jennybee

// FONTS THINGS

Font of all knowledge? Researchers develop typeface they say can boost memory

“Australian researchers say they have developed a new tool that could help students cramming for exams — a font that helps the reader remember information.”

// SERVICE DESIGN THINGS

Happy, Sad, Puzzled.

“Focusing on emotion and the human element helps us to create value in our outputs and better outcomes for our users.”

// UX THINGS

Move over, UX. A new movement is here.

“The UX movement transformed the digital landscape in a matter of years, and the companies that didn’t get on board were never able to recover. Today, the same kind of movement is in motion. Except this time it’s not UX. It’s VX (that’s viewer experience). And it’s huge.”

// LEGENDS OF DESIGN THINGS

Dieter Rams wants Silicon Valley to stop

“In Gary Hustwit’s highly anticipated new documentary ‘Rams’, the legendary industrial designer indicts the world he helped create.”

// APPLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT THINGS

Apple Product Managers Change When They Release New Phones

“…when [do you] release all of the different versions of [a] new product? If you are like most product managers, you make them all available on the same day… However, over at Apple they think that they’ve come up with a better way to go about doing this.”

Compiled with ❤️ in Qatar


Every week I read stuff on the web that I think would help Qatar-based tech startups design and build brilliant products. I save up all the interesting things and publish them here, and send them out via tinyletter.com/jennyellenbrown