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30 Nov 18



November 2018's Roundup

'Roundup' is the collection of key stuff we've either been reading, discussing or working on during the month at Avenue.

Prominent eCommerce trends & their influence on design
From AI, to AR, to CX, here’s a simple infographic that presents the prominent trends in eCommerce and how it’s influencing design.
Shop the look…
Nike’s huge new flagship looks like the future of retail
Using design and technology, Nike’s goal is to woo people who hate shopping in real life into their retail stores.
Just read it…
The Ultimate Designer’s Guide to Voice User Interfaces (VUI)
Creating great user experiences for voice enabled devices is the future of interaction design, so you’ll want to read the ‘Ultimate Designer’s Guide to Voice User Interfaces (VUI)’.
Click and Touch now have a 3rd Amigo…
Optical Effects in User Interfaces
Not all things are equal, and our eyes will often lie to us, especially when it comes to balancing design elements. This article expertly outlines how to make optically balanced elements within UI design.
Get your sense of balance…
Is the hamburger menu button bad UX?
Despite being a firmly established model, debate exists on whether the humble Hamburger icon represents bad UX. Chris Kernaghan digs deeper into the usability of the hamburger menu in navigation design.
Do you want fries with that?
The difference between User Experience & User-Centered Design
User Experience and User-Centered Design aren’t the same thing. This UXPlanet blog post untangles and explains the difference.
It’s not “tomayto, tomahto”…
Proving the business value of good design
Thankfully the lovely people at InVision read the full version of the McKinsey ‘The business value of design’ report so you didn’t have to. Here’s their summary on confidently proving the business value of good design.
With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility…
Best UX practices for line spacing
Line spacing is just as important as font selection in making copy readable. Here’s the 6 Golden Rules for line spacing.
Get in line…
Inspiration from the Grid
Our favourite creative post from Inspiration Grid in November is the very cool “Twitter Ads” motion video by Oddfellows, who were engaged by Twitter to visualize their new advertising tools through a short animated video.
Watch it…
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