This week we’re talking about deactivating social media, the rules of where and how to use hashtags, UX design, and crowdsourced creativity.
Deactivating social media
Wait, what? No, we’re not kidding. We’ve had many discussions among team members lately about how much we use our phones, and how intrusive social media and mobile notifications, in general, can be in our lives. We are all thinking about ways we can step it down a notch and give ourselves a rest. Amber Mareena may seem a little extreme in deactivating her social media, but her article on Medium does give pause for thought, don’t you think?
The rules of the hashtag
We’ve all cringed at one of those posts on social media where #every #word #is #hashtagged… but what isThis useful post from Oktopost the best way to use hashtags on each social media platform? goes through the different platforms, and tells us how to figure out which hashtags to use, and even how many.
Psychological phenomena in UX design
Our Senior Designer Charlotte shared this interesting article about user experience and psychology – involving more than one photo of cats! A key quote from this article is:
A designer who doesn’t understand human psychologies is going to be no more successful than an architect who doesn’t understand physics.
This is something very close to our hearts here at Jago; we strive to design our clients’ sites with user experience at the forefront of our minds so this article was a great read for all of us… Plus: cats!
Our Social Media Intern Jess shared this article about crowdsourced storytelling and audience participation and contribution. The genre of fanfiction has come a long way in the last few years, and now we’re seeing it fully breaking through to the mainstream which is an exciting and inclusive prospect!