Things I found on the web this week (18th October)

This week: how Spotify does user research, designing responsible reward systems, inclusive design is for more than just people with impaired vision, Apple’s human interface guidelines, why reading is one entrepreneur’s secret weapon.

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

Happy reading!


Here’s My Secret Weapon: I Read

“Running a business…living a full life — these things depend on the knowledge that we can gain and use. What we call following our gut, is really us being subconsciously guided by every piece of information we’ve ever consumed, shaping our instincts and ideas and forming us.”


The Hidden Power of Reward Systems In Design

“It’s clear that certain digital products know how to ingrain themselves in our daily routines while others cannot seem to get more than one or two uses.” Here’s how to design ‘effective and responsible rewards’.

Designing for Cognitive Differences

“Inclusive design is designing to be inclusive of as many users as possible, considering all aspects of diversity in users…[so] what about users with cognitive differences like inattention, anxiety, and depression?”


Human Interface Guidelines

Get in-depth information and UI resources for designing great apps that integrate seamlessly with Apple platforms.


Cross-disciplinary Insights Teams: Integrating Data Scientists and User Researchers at Spotify

“Sara Belt and Peter Gilks respectively lead the Creator and Free Revenue Product Insights teams at Spotify. In this article, Sara will explore the practice of User Research at Spotify, and Peter will lay out how Data Science and User Research work together to drive product decisions.”


Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

“A teenage girl who did not know where she was and called 999 to report that a man had raped her was found after police deployed a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera.”

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