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Collaborate Bristol 2015 - call for speakers!

Published
20th January 2015
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Nomensa
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Collaborate Bristol 2015 - call for speakers!

Collaborate Bristol is looking for skilled speakers to submit a talk proposal for the upcoming event on Friday 13th November 2015.

Run by Nomensa, Collaborate Bristol returns once again to bring World Usability Day celebrations to the region. This year’s event will be hosted in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, at the Arnolfini.

Selecting the right UX research method

Published
20th January 2015
by 
Juliet Richardson
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Selecting the right UX research method

The other day a colleague asked, “what is the difference between qualitative and quantitative user research?” This is typically answered by saying that one gives you numbers; the other gives you more in-depth insight.

It sparked a bit of a debate. Is it that easy, and is that the whole story?

The Wrong Kind of Problem

Published
6th January 2015
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Emma Chittenden
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The Wrong Kind of Problem

If you were recently lucky enough to come along to our Interact London conference you would have heard me talk about Institutionalisation and User Experience debt. Many were curious as to what on earth this was going to be about. Far from being stories of padded cells and financial woes, it was meant to highlight the growing problem that many see UX as the fix to all their problems.

How we are using front-end toolkits

Published
16th December 2014
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Emily Coward
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How we are using front-end toolkits

Creating a toolkit is our recommended approach for the majority of our front-end work. However the introduction of this process has presented several challenges not only for our front-end team but for our agency as well. This article covers these challenges and how to overcome them.

Nomensa Christmas playlist

Published
4th December 2014
by 
Lauren Lennard
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Nomensa Christmas playlist

The Christmas tree is up at Nomensa Towers and we're starting to feel a little Christmassy! To celebrate, we've put together our favourite Christmas songs that make us feel all jolly!

The active role of participants and facilitators

Published
1st December 2014
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Vicky Brown
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The active role of participants and facilitators

The roles and experiences of both the user and facilitator within the usability testing process need to be considered as an active, contributory factor in the outcomes of traditional usability testing. When a user comes into our test lab to volunteer for a usability testing session, we need to acknowledge that they are a not simply a unanimous voice of our audience but a person entering a novel environment, with all of the concerns and behaviours that entails.

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.