Just a bunch of things I’ve been reading/rediscovering this week. Trying to do this more often to help me document my practice. Two weekends in a row isn’t bad at all! 😀
7 Principal Psychological Phenomena in UX Design – good for those ‘oh yeah I haven’t forgotten how to be an experience designer’ moments.
The Language of Domination: Oppressive Meeting Dynamics
Shout out to monkik for saving a life! Had to do a bunch of prototyping and their range of icons were perfect
Abbotsford Convent website – Initially I was really taken by the cursor effect, then realised this was just a home page thing (and justifiably so given potential issues with reading content on rest of the site). I like the cut out details on the images, but second time looking at it reminds me how we need truly fluid frameworks for websites to become more genuinely mobile first (which to my mind, means adopting more patterns from mobile apps, especially with respect to differentiating between ‘architectural’ and ‘key action’ navigation).
Trying to clean up my drafts and came across this article on Kirokaze’s work. Funnily enough I think I’ve seen their stuff more recently on youtube as background art for any of the 101 ambient cyberpunk I listen to whilst working. Their portfolio is still pretty cool though.
Museums ‘n’ tings
Some cool links courtesy of the recent Museums and AI talk…
What the Machine Saw
Living with Machines
You know, I’d love to do an experiment with AI powered chatbot interfaces for engaging with content but that’s for further down the line.
As is always the case, I have a couple more summatives to write up of some of the research I’ve done at the Natural History Museum. One of these will be focussed on the zine making workshops I ran at a couple of Lates, to inform future research using zines as method. This article, Creativity-based Research: The Process of Co-Designing with Users, is a handy little primer with links to some other references.
ORID — strategic questioning that gets you to a decision
Navigating Comics: An Empirical and Theoretical Approach to Strategies of Reading Comic Page Layouts – another one with some good pointers for upcoming research activities on impact of content design/layout and comprehension
Digital tools for participation: Where to start?
Social Studies of Outer Space blog just seems quite cool for speculative research approaches to community.
Zipf, Power-laws, and Pareto – a ranking tutorial
Differential Dynamic Systems – what? I realised I had to do some serious math revision and this guy’s pretty good.
Algorithmic Humanitarianism – keeping this here as a reference for tech social justice-y research. There’s so many great manifestos and frameworks, would be a shame not to make use of them!
Books to read (if anyone wants to get me a present)
digitalSTS, A field guide for Science and Technology Studies
Interview with Tee Corinne