Pixels of the Month – May 2016

June 2, 2016by Rémy Rey-De BarrosLinks0

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Digital never sleeps and our job includes a daily industry and technology watch to keep current, so we decided that we will post the ones we found the most interesting. This month our research brought us to learn more about Accessibility, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Card-style Design, Interactive Storytelling and more.


The Rise of User Experience Leadership – Business Embraces Design

The Rise of User Experience Leadership – Business Embraces Design

Nice read on how designers need to drive a design culture transformation within their organisation to place UX design in a leadership role and a critical component of their company’s overall strategy.
Source: UserZoom


7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

If you are looking to make your products “design-ready” for people with disabilities, check these guidelines to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
Source: Salesforce UX


The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

The Impact of the Blockchain Goes Beyond Financial Services

To understand how blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies, might change the next decade of business by creating a better sharing economy, opening up manufacturing and changing enterprise collaboration.
Source: Harvard Business Review


My Year in Startup Hell

My Year in Startup Hell

Hilarious excerpt from “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” by Dan Lyons – a writer for the HBO series Silicon Valley and former editor at “Newsweek”.
Source: Fortune


Virtual reality: VR won’t kill UI design, AR will

Virtual reality: VR won’t kill UI design, AR will

When it comes to designing interfaces, opinions are shared regarding the future for UI designers. Do we even need screens at all? This article shares some research and engage the conversation.
Source: Sam Applebee


Using Card-Based Design To Enhance UX

Using Card-Based Design To Enhance UX

Card-style design is increasing in popularity and won’t die out any time soon because they are one of the most flexible layout formats for creating consistent experiences.
Source: Nick Babich


How to Align UX with Product Management

How to Align UX with Product Management

Some valuable insight on how the Product Manager and the UX Designer can work incredibly well together even if they aren’t aligned in the first place.
Source: Interaction Design Foundation


Be the Butcher not the Supermarket

Be the Butcher not the Supermarket

Great view on freelancing to make a life instead of a living and on providing value to your clients instead of being a one-stop-shop.
Source: Anton Sten


How to drive UX with interactive storytelling

How to drive UX with interactive storytelling

A story about how making use of text, sound design, illustration and animation will help you to create a more immersive and emotional storytelling.
Source: Webdesigner Depot


The Emotional Combinations That Make Stories Go Viral

The Emotional Combinations That Make Stories Go Viral

Research article on viral emotions that tend to identify and analyse the different drivers of viral content meowwwwwww.
Source: Harvard Business Review

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Rémy Rey-De Barros

Founder & Creative Director at Pixel Tie. Rémy has a particular enthusiasm for all things digital and interactive. He is also a Serial Bread & Cheese Eater, Mountain Biker & Proud Philatelist.