Here are a few of the things our team found useful or interesting this past week.
How to write the perfect case study to win more design clients
Writing a good case study is important, not only for studios, but for designers as well. This is a great guide on how to write one to add to your portfolio.
Is the Google UX course any good?
The Google Certificate in UX design is meant as a foundation for people with no prior experience. I considered taking the course anyway as a way to brush up on some fundamentals. I found this review an interesting take on how worth it the course is.
UX design history: When one car required two keys with different shapes to operate
A bit of a throwback to old times! I was too young to have actually driven a two-keyed car, but it’s interesting to look back on the type of experience these decisions resulted in for drivers.
How often do people actually copy and paste from Stack Overflow? Now we know.
Just a bit of fun, but some interesting data in here. If you’ve never copied and pasted from Stack Overflow, you’re not a software engineer. :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:
Opt out of Google’s FLoC User Tracking in Rails
Google has recently built user tracking directly into Chrome, although it apparently hasn’t been rolled out to all users yet. If this is the sort of issue you’re concerned with, this is a nice little article showing how to opt out of it for your Rails apps.
React Native library for Stripe
Our friends at Stripe have finally released a React Native SDK. This should make setting up credit card payments using Stripe in mobile apps even easier! I expect we’ll be using it for our current big project in the next few months.