What We’ve Been Reading: Weekly Roundup (08/07/16)
Sanctus Event: An Introduction to Mental Health
Last week we included a link to James Routledge’s post on Mental Health in Startups, a subject that is very important to us.
James got in touch to let us know that on August 23rd he’ll be hosting an event all about the subject in London. Unfortunately, we can’t attend but encourage anyone in the area to take a look!
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9 Pieces of UX Advice I Stole From People Smarter Than Me
Whether you’re in the SaaS business or building your own ecommerce store, User Experience (UX) should be one of the top things on your list.
It’s not always about how good something looks, but rather how easy it is for people to use it.
As with a lot of design topics, there is a huge amount of advice out there, so Spencer Lanoue has narrowed that down into this handy list of advice from top class UX experts.
Instagram Just Slapped Snapchat In The Face AND Kicked Its Dog
Instagram shocked everyone in the social media space with it’s announcement of Instagram Stories last week. Admitted even by the Instagram team themselves, it’s a straight up copy of Snapchat Stories (they didn’t even bother changing the name…). Jeff Higgins gives his take on the story, with some brilliant analogies; an entertaining read!
My Two Cents on Instagram Stories and the Evolution of Social Platform
Still on the break out story of last week, and while the majority of articles were hailing this as the end of Snapchat, Gary Vaynerchuk offered a slightly different take on the news.
As a marketer who spends a lot of time on Snapchat (for those of you wanting to check his stories out add garyvee to your friends), he’s in more of a position to comment on how this could pan out.
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Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ to feature Gary Vaynerchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am
In a bid to bolster it’s content offerings, Apple recently announced that they would be casting their own unscripted reality show following developers on the path from app creation to distribution and funding.
Last week, the mentors for the show were announced and included, Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, Will.i.am (Intel’s Director of Creative Innovation) and the aforementioned Gary Vaynerchuk.
If you’re thinking about applying, you’ve got until the 26th of August!