UX in Flux

The lines seem to be blurring more and more around the field of User Experience (UX). With years to adapt and evolve, questions continue to prevail about the role(s) that lead the strategy and design of UX.  In this great article by Nick Kellingley of Interaction Design Foundation, he reviews some of the basics that everyone should know about UX work:

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#OregonTrailGeneration - Not GenX, Not Millennial

The Oregon Trail Generation — Not Gen X, not a Millenial. Ever heard of them? Were you born at the tail end of the '70s and the start of the '80s? If so, you are a micro-generation with just enough "old school" tech experience with the added benefit of not having "a quantified self" or a digital footprint from seconds after birth!

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Universal + Wordless

I've had this book on my shelves for over 10 years now. It's one of those books that I just love to flip through when I am struggling to find the right words. Award-winning illustrator and graphic designer Nigel Holmes depicts the things e do every day like you've never seen before. Think IKEA assembly instructions -- wordless, step-by-step diagrams that make the complex completely simple. Flash forward 10 years later and our means of communication is highly influenced now by emoticons, interactions and other iconography. These symbols, these illustrations are the great unifier.

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