Things I found on the web this week (24th May)

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This week: Google are raising ethical questions with their new AI product, how to do brilliant UX animation, why Uber users are more likely to embrace autonomous vehicles, 20 must read books for product managers and designers.

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

Happy reading!


The Importance of Good Animation in UX

“Few things are more delightful in a digital product than well-designed animations. They make us grin, and they help us understand the product. But animation is more than just an afterthought of smile-inducing touches…”

Why You Should Never Use Pure Black for Text or Backgrounds

“…’58 percent of adults in the U.S.’ have experienced eye strain from working on computers. Designers can do their part to reduce the likelihood of eye strain…by paying attention to the colour of black they use.”


The Biggest Mistake Copywriters and Designers Make When Collaborating

“This isn’t about whether copy or design comes first. That’s an important but parenthetical issue. The real decider is about how these two disciplines work together.”


UX for Voice: Planning and Implementation

“The number of voice-controlled apps and devices is growing by leaps and bounds. To build successful user experiences for voice, you need to focus on understanding, accuracy of response, and ease of conversation.” Lynda shows you how.

Should our machines sound human?

Google is raising all sorts of ethical questions with their new AI ‘Duplex’.


Users of Lyft or Uber Likely to Embrace Autonomous Vehicles

“…early adopters of technology will be some of the first to embrace self-driving cars, according to findings of a recent study released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.”



“20 Must Reads for Product Managers and Designers.”

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