Here are some interesting finds on UI/UX of the week!
Website Testing. Interesting article hailing from Lambda Test, which provides very relevant insight on topics to focus on when going through Website testing. The article contemplates factors such as Accessibility, Cross Browser Testing, Responsiveness, Performance, Security, among many others. It’s a fairly thorough look at fundamental elements to keep in check, to make sure your web product is as effective as possible. Highlight of the article includes:
“Responsiveness is another important testing criteria, yet often overlooked by testers. When a website is developed using frameworks like Bootstrap, the standard media queries included in the libraries ensure that it runs in all kinds of devices without any horizontal scrollbar or other display issues. However, there are more than hundreds of devices, including desktop, laptops and handhelds, each with their own resolutions. There is no way to guess which device the user may use to access the website you are testing. Don’t make this mistake in website testing.”
Dieter Rams and Gillete. Not a typical highlight of this newsletter, but one well worth reading. This case study focuses specifically on Dieter Rams’ work with Gillette and how he created the Sensor, abiding to the principles of Design he well established. The case study details the evolution of the product, and analytically explains the considerations that went into the concept of the product itself (as well as its execution). Fascinating read. Highlight of the article includes:
“In 1967, Gillette, the American company that had cemented itself as an unrivaled purveyor of cheap, disposable razors and pens, acquired Braun, the smaller German manufacturer of home appliances. Over decades, Dieter Rams and the rest of the design team at Braun built its reputation for timelessly designed products. Later, in the 70s, Gillette was the leader in the shaving space, specifically in market share of the then-growing, disposable razor segment. However, in the 80s, Gillette starting to see the warning signs of a looming slowdown. Sales of less-profitable disposable razors started displacing cartridge razors.”
AI Strategy. Great article from the Fast Company, detailing how AI is currently being implemented and used across multiple industries. From HR, to Finance, it’s an interesting look at how AI, Machine Learning, is tackling repetitive tasks, and attempting to improve Customer Experience across all these verticals. It also details how organizations can incorporate their team members in continuous training programs, in order to make them more effective while using these AI solutions. Great read. Highlight of the article includes:
“Twenty percent of respondents say that using AI to automate repetitive tasks is their first area of investment, but when the top three areas are counted together, task automation surpasses customer experience. Use cases vary, but in finance, for example, AI processing improved contract validation or invoice analysis. HR personnel take advantage of it to automate the screening process in recruiting or even to conduct automated first-level interviews.”