Things I found on the web this week (28th September)

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This week: optimise your app for the new iPhone X, learn from an entrepreneur who failed twice but then succeeded, how design thinking, lean and agile work together in perfect harmony, how to design fantastic workflows for your users.

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

Happy reading!
@jennybee

// DESIGN THINGS

UX Case Study: Forms and workflows (mobile and desktop)

Vivienne Kay, UX Designer at Shopify, with helpful tips on how to make your forms and workflows easier to use and a better experience for your users.

But sometimes links look like buttons (and buttons look like links)

A nice roundup of the four types of buttons and links. Make sure yours are following a similar pattern so you don’t confuse your users.

7 Ways to Design for the New iPhone X

In case you have been hiding in a hamam recently, Apple announced a new iphone! Here’s how to optimise your app for the beautiful new screen.

// AGILE THINGS

What is Agile Workflow?

In case you didn’t know, Agile is the only way for a startup to deliver a successful product. If you’re not following this approach with your development team (overseas or locally based), you’re doing it wrong!

Understanding how Design Thinking, Lean and Agile Work Together

Spoiler alert! “Design Thinking is how we explore and solve problems; Lean is our framework for testing our beliefs and learning our way to the right outcomes; and Agile is how we adapt to changing conditions with software.”

// STARTUP THINGS

Building a Startup Is Not About Building a Product, It’s About Solving a Problem

This is a great story of one entrepreneur’s journey from being rejected by Y Combinator (twice) to launching a successful app. Be inspired!

// RESEARCH THINGS

Doing Research with People Who Are Not Users

Consulting with experts can help you improve your user experience. This article explains the difference between consultation and user research, how to do it and why it’s so important.

// VOICE DESIGN THINGS

5 Actionable Tips for your First Voice Design Project

For anyone thinking about expanding their app to work with Amazon Alexa, Google Home.

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

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