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Why Lime-Yellow Fire Trucks Are Safer Than Red

It’s hard to move away from tradition, but sometimes for the sake of accessibility, and in this case safety, some design traditions need to be phased out.

Human factors and ergonomics researchers have found that bright yellow vehicles are less likely to be involved in accidents.

Source: Why Lime-Yellow Fire Trucks Are Safer Than Red

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Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart customers say they were forced to use self-checkout | CBC News

UX Fail and a half! Great examples of user feedback too.

Some Superstore and Shoppers Drug Mart customers are upset after they say they were forced to use self-checkout to pay for their purchases. Owner Loblaw says it expects stores to always offer a cashier option.

Source: Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart customers say they were forced to use self-checkout | CBC News

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User Test Content Before You Start Design | UX Booth

Testing real content with users is often seen as a part of final usability testing. Low-fidelity wireframe testing may include only microcopy, headlines, or call-to-actions. Treejack testing highlights organizational issues in navigation or classification. Rarely is content tested prior to design. But why is this when content is what fills the designs and lead users through interactions and flows?

Source: User Test Content Before You Start Design | UX Booth

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How the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team works with graphics in R

“R’s “ggplot2 gives you far more control and creativity than a chart tool and allows you to go beyond a limited number of graphics. Working with scripts saves a huge amount of time and effort, in particular when working with data that needs updating regularly, with reproducibility a key requirement of our workflow.”

Over the past year, we‘ve fundamentally changed how we produce graphics.

Source: How the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team works with graphics in R

Cheers SH!