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30 Mar 19



March 2019's Roundup

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

The Internet Just Took a Big Step Toward Killing Passwords. Here’s What We’ll Use Instead
Never click “change password” again. WebAuthn kills the password and lets people sign in with their fingerprint; and it’s available in all modern browsers right now
Open sesame
The Psychology of Rating Systems in UX
Whether it be stars, swipes, likes or hearts, how do different types of Rating Systems influence the user engagement of your product?
Gimme 5 Stars
Instagram Will Now Let You Buy Things Directly Through the App
You can now seamlessly purchase items directly from your favourite brands via their Instagram accounts. Available to only a select test group of brands at present, “Checkout” could well become the next big thing in eCommerce.
Window shopping
Fyre Festival’s lead designer talks about branding a scam
Designer Oren Aks created the infamous brand, that played a large role in convincing people that buying a ticket to Fyre would mean buying the chance to party with Kendall Jenner.
Liar liar pants on Fyre
Light or Dark UI? Tips to Choose a Proper Color Scheme for User Interface
Dark user interface options are becoming increasingly common across applications. But is this useful or just a fad? From UX Planet, this article covers useful tips, factors and considerations influencing choice of color scheme.
Not everything’s black and white
Meet Ivan Zhao, the designer/founder that is making “the missing half of Slack”
We’ve been using Notion at Avenue for the last 18 months and it’s one of the best apps we’ve used. Originally it was for notes, but it’s now also our Intranet, as well as being used for some client document communication.
Meet the person designing one of the world’s fastest growing productivity apps
How Twitter, Dropbox, Airbnb, MailChimp, and other tech companies run design meetings
From the InVision blog, here’s how designers from seven leading companies — Airbnb, Twitter, MailChimp, PayPal, Hubspot, Dropbox, and Zapier — run meetings that their employees are happy to go to.
Say yes to this calendar invite
Wireframes are becoming less relevant — and that’s a good thing
Traditionally wire-framing has been the staple of a thorough design process, yet aspects such as agile working methodologies, deeper awareness of stakeholder perception, and the development of purpose built UI design tools are now changing approaches to developing user interfaces.
Get under way
Inspiration from the Grid
Our favourite creative post from Inspiration Grid in March is the amazing mixed-media artworks from London-based artist Shan Jiang, who combines both traditional and digital techniques to produce jaw-dropping illustrations.
Enter a new world
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