How to make bus stops better | CBC News

A really great story about how one person attempts to make a better bus stop sign.

Most bus stop signs tell you which buses are coming, but few reveal the stops it will make along the way. How can we change that and improve the bus-navigating experience? Uytae Lee shares his idea for a solution in the latest episode of Stories About Here.

Source: How to make bus stops better | CBC News

My Journey into Voice Prototyping | UX Booth

Interesting stat to the start the article: “According to Oberlo, approximately 71% of consumers even prefer to use voice searches over typing, so it goes without saying that people want to use their voices to complete actions. ”

Tools such as Figma and Invision can easily simulate the functions of a “clickable” user interface but are incapable of interactions by voice. Different prototyping tools are needed that allow users to actually speak to and hear audio feedback from an application. In this article, UX design researcher Jeff Villa shares his experiences and tips for creating a voice prototype using a tool called Voiceflow.

Source: My Journey into Voice Prototyping | UX Booth

The Geospatial Product Trap | Sparkgeo

Loving the problem is critical because your technology will age and become obsolete. If you love the problem, you will happily change how you solve that problem to do it better. If you love the technology, you will care more about your method than the result, putting you out of alignment with your customers.

Do you know what the geospatial product trap is? It’s when we fall in love with the technology, not the problem.

Source: The Geospatial Product Trap | Sparkgeo

You can definitely see it in people when they talk about a certain type of technology. It’s like they have blinders on and forget about whether or not the solution has the budget, skills/knowledge, resources and capacity to maintain it. It sort of reminds me how developed nations used to bring solutions to developing nations in the past – it just falls apart after they leave.