7 Trendy Tech Articles from September Every UX Designer Must Read

Often, user experience designers aren’t always exposed to the most current technological advances in the industry. In order to make sure our readers remain well informed, I chose to focus on the digital and tech side of user experience in this month’s roundup. This list of articles provides relevant information about the latest developments in technology from chatbots to a new conversational apps, meant to enhance various areas of UX design.

How Emerging Banks are Changing the Banking Experience

This article discusses a key issue in the UX world today; whether companies should model UX around their products, or their products around UX. Both approaches are considered respected in today’s digital age, as exemplified by Atom Bank in this article, who adopted the approach which models UX around their product. Read about their innovative approach to traditional banking.

The 35 Most Innovative Apps of the Year

John Brownlee lists 35 of the most technologically innovative apps released this year. I always find that it’s useful to learn about other companies’ successes in order to keep up with the latest news in the industry. Many of these apps excel in UX design, and have even made designers’ lives easier by simplifying important processes such as prototyping.


The Future of Product Design

Read about the impact emerging technologies are having on the product lifecycle in Jonathan Follett’s fascinating article. He claims that a “product design renaissance might be on its way…and the ride could well be a bumby one,” as there are significant changes occurring in product creation due to the latest accomplishments in technology. Learn how to embrace the evolution of innovation and how to apply it to your own UX designs.

Rules of Human Design in the Digital World by Rita Feldman

In today’s digital world, it’s important that UX designers tweak and tailor their designs to fit the users’ thirst for technology. UX architect Rita Feldman shares her insights on web and visual design along with front end web development in order to help designers create the most modern and functional design possible.

Chatbots: Your Ultimate Prototyping Tool

Did you know that chatbots can teach designers how to learn what users want in order to better design a website? This advanced technology allows for a more efficient UX design system because they have the capacity to learn about user behavior in a way people aren’t capable of. In this article you’ll read about three separate experiences designers had while prototyping with chatbots, and just how different the chatbot made the overall experience. 013b32a9f7e9276cc792ceee8acba52c

Conversational Interface is the New Face of Your Apps

Have you noticed how uncommon it had become to download gaming apps? Lately, users are opting for new and improved conversational platforms, rather than ordinary apps. Tony Scherba discusses this growing phenomenon of conversational bots, and provides some useful suggestions as to how developers can continue to encourage adoption, mainly by improving their own UX and graphical interfaces.

Reframing UX Design as Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling is the “bed time story” method of the future. In this article, read about the major benefits to increasing and improving your digital storytelling methods in order to ultimately improve your company’s user experience. With an informative step-by-step guide, you’ll be an expert at digital storytelling by the end of this great read.  
Megan Wilson is user experience specialist & editor of UX Motel. She is also the Quality Assurance and UX Specialist at WalkMe Megan.w(at)walkme.com