Welcome back to your favourite time of the week, the Contentini weekly roundup of content strategy and UX links.
- Content Talks is the new weekly content strategy podcast hosted by the omnipresent (and possibly omniscient) Kristina Halvorson. If we ever get invited on, we intend to perform Rebecca Black’s Friday a capella with Kristina.
- We really shouldn’t help to promote such obvious link-bait, but The quiet death of journalism at the hand of “content strategy” seems to conflate content strategy with bad content decisions. The repetitive use of quotation marks for “content strategy” and “content strategists” is a little patronizing too.
- A Content Strategy For Audience Engagement (published last year) is a better read.
- Content Strategy: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to Create an Incredible Impact Online may be overstating it somewhat (for a start, it concentrates solely on the production phase of the content lifecycle), but an interesting approach nonetheless.
- I wasn’t going to mention Jason Fall’s upcoming social-media focused “webinar” on March 24th, What No One Is Telling You About Your Content Strategy. However, the gamma correction on my MacBook LCD screen makes his profile photo look like a magician’s head floating in space, so that makes it worth linking to.
- We’ve only just discovered the excellent Rosenfeld Media UX Zeitgeist, which dynamically lists popular UX articles and books. We’d like to think that our UX Twitter Trends tool inspired it, except that the Rosenfeld app was built about three years ago.
- If any single company has influenced the Contentini approach to persona and scenario design, it’s Cooper, so we were delighted to see their beautiful January article Passive magic, design of delightful experience get some attention this week.
- I have an irrational hatred for Smashing Magazine, mainly because they seem to constantly publish intelligent articles that distract me. Damn them and their well-earned success. Why User Experience Cannot Be Designed.
- The same goes fo UX Booth with their Using Lies in Research article.
- Google Analytics Unveils A New User Experience examines the fairly substantial upcoming UX changes to the app.
That’s it for this week.