The Olive Reading List: September 19, 2013

Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been reading, watching, and discussing in the Olive studio this week:

Thirteen Tenets Of User Experience

As a renowned UX-pert and the author of books such as “Designing the Obvious,” and “Web Anatomy,” Robert Hoekman Jr. knows his stuff, so, when he shares his tenets of user experience, it’s probably a good idea to pay attention, take notes, and absorb as much as possible.
— Erik Norsted (@enorsted)

P3 Tips For Measuring Marketing’s Impact On Sales Revenue

Depending on the organization measuring marketing ROI may be tough to implement, but always well worth the effort.
— Shawn Lockhart (@ShawnALockhart)

Apple’s iOS 7 Heralds the Dawn of the Mobile-First Era

The most radical aspect to the launch of iOS 7 is the sheer amount of users that have to simultaneously adjust to a new interface.
— Peter Robelia (@PeterRobelia)

4 Big Trends Shaping The Future Of Design

The 54 finalists take on audacious challenges–illuminating four key priorities for the next wave of innovation.
— Tieran Haskin (@TieranH)

On Their Own Terms: The Graphic Designer Job Description

Wearing many hats, designers are often times much more than just that. The title “designer” perhaps doesn’t sufficiently showcase a special skill set, expertise, or deep knowledge-base.
— Michaela Frokjer (@michaelafrokjer)

Weird words brought to life in beautiful illustrations

A wonderful combination of two of my favorite things: unusual words and lovely illustrations.
— Valerie Bradt (@valeriebradt)

Exclusive Infographic: Should You Buy A New iPhone?

If you’re having any trouble at all deciding whether or not to spring for one of the new iPhones, this infographic will essentially decide for you in about 4 seconds.
— Dani Noyes (@daninoyes)

BMW M6 O0wner Goes Hulk Over Defects, Smashes Own Car

When life give you lemons. Just smash them! The new way of protesting a defective product is to make it more defective.
— Jonathan Sollie (@solliedesign)

Hapless farmer gets cute puppy to look after his sheep – turns out to be a wolf

All the warnings in the world could not prevent the inevitable ….
— Tom Keekley (@tkeekley)

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