Blog articles

World IA Day 2015 - call for speakers

Published
11th November 2014
by 
Nomensa
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World IA Day 2015 - call for speakers

Nomensa are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the opportunity to run the UK edition of World Information Architecture Day (WIAD) for the third year running.

We are seeking high-quality session proposals from experienced speakers on IA and depending on the type of talk you'd like to give, generally speaking, slots are 30 minutes long with Q&A.

The enterprise experience

Published
31st October 2014
by 
Martha Aldridge
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The enterprise experience

Lack of investment, bolted on features, an unmanaged backlog, out-dated or un-scalable architecture are common culprits as to why enterprise software misses the mark when it comes to a good user experience.

The elements of Search – Part 2

Published
30th October 2014
by 
Robin Nash
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The elements of Search – Part 2

In the previous article on the Elements of Search (Elements of search- Part 1) I discussed the presentation of search, and the basics of search engine results pages (SERPs). In this article I will continue to discuss SERPs, with particular focus on filtering and sorting.

How to improve accessibility of overlay windows – part 2

Published
21st October 2014
by 
Gosia Mlynarczyk
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How to improve accessibility of overlay windows – part 2

In the first part of this article, I've discussed keyboard accessibility issues which are often found in overlay windows, and which affect both sighted keyboard users and screen reader users. Apart from keyboard accessibility issues, dialogs can be tricky to use for screen reader users for few other reasons.

How to improve the accessibility of overlay windows – part 1

Published
30th September 2014
by 
Gosia Mlynarczyk
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How to improve the accessibility of overlay windows – part 1

Lightbox, modal window, dialog, overlay… There are many names used to describe a component with the same (or very similar) functionality. For the purpose of this article, I will use these terms interchangeably to refer to a window which is triggered by the user, appears on top of the viewed page overlaying other content, and which must be acknowledged by the user before they can come back to the main page area.

The Elements of Search – Part 1

Published
18th September 2014
by 
Robin Nash
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The Elements of Search – Part 1

Search is becoming ever more popular (3.5. billion searches a day on Google) and its capability is becoming increasingly deep and powerful. It has the ability – and responsibility – to provide a complete navigation solution, rather than a back-up or as one option of many.

10 reasons to attend Interact London

Published
16th September 2014
by 
Nomensa
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10 reasons to attend Interact London

Interact London is a UX design conference bringing together leading speakers with talks that will explore the importance of design and the roles that User Experience and Information Architecture play in today's digital society.

Here's 10 reasons you should definitely attend!