first things first, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and welcome you to this first issue of »UX und Tollerei«. I hope you had some great holidays and used your time to rest a little bit and be with your families and friends.
To enjoy the first Friday of the year with some inspiring links and articles you probably could have missed »between the years«, let's start right off the bat:
- Christian Heilmann shares his opinion on essential offline functionality of (web)apps and explains which challenge UX designers have to face next: Gaining offline trust
- An approach by Evan Simoni on how to improve certain parts of SoundCloud's UI - Redesigning SoundCloud
- Input validation is still an ambiguous design pattern - Some thoughts from Lars Damgaard
- Ariel Verber shares his ideas for some improvements in Facebook's UX
- Chris Gallello build a tool called UX Check that should simplify the process of doing a Heuristic Evaluation and he even wrote an article about it - Low cost usability testing - Or… why I built UX Check
- Motorola published a quite interesting »behind the scenes« article with Dickon Isaacs on how their initial smartwatch concept evolved along the process - Infinity Pool In A Wristwatch - Designing the Moto 360
- Everybody Scrolls.
- Prototyping is great to define UX patterns and to test certain concepts or processes. David Lee explains in his article how he used Google Form to built an Email Interaction Prototype
- A Look Back at 2014: Tympanus publishes their Round-up of Codrops Resources and CodePen threws up a collection of the Most Hearted Pens in 2014
- Last but not least Mikko Järvenpää took the chance to remind us to update our footer's copyright notice - It's 2015. Update Your Footer.
That's it for issue #1. I'm quite excited on how this whole thing will turn out in 2015. To stay informed, I recommend you to follow »UX und Tollerei« on Twitter and like this project on Facebook or just pass uxundtollerei.com to your colleagues and friends.
See you next week
Published on Jan 2, 2015