Blog articles

Talking psych to non-psychologists

Published
26th January 2016
by 
Michael Harris
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Talking psych to non-psychologists

Psychology is a crucial discipline for all UX people – whether they started there or discovered it via other routes. However, it may come as a surprise, but not everyone spends all day philosophising on how the mind works. These ‘non-psychologists’ actually have other things that they think about. Who knew?! So for all fellow psychologists out there (and everyone else - please apply this to whatever your domain expertise is) if you find yourself starting to boulder on about ‘choice paralysis’ to a room full of furrowed brows and wandering eyes, please read the following advice...

How to write a great UX brief

Published
19th January 2016
by 
Juliet Richardson
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How to write a great UX brief

We receive lots of briefs for UX projects – some are very clear and detailed, others are somewhat vague and leave us guessing as to exactly what is needed and how we should respond. Principal USer Experience Consultant, Juliet Richardson explains how to write a perfect brief so you’ll be much more likely to get inspiring, exciting and innovative proposals that give you exactly what you want.

12 Top Tips for Perfect Photoshop Housekeeping

Published
13th January 2016
by 
Margherita Carello
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12 Top Tips for Perfect Photoshop Housekeeping

Working on a PSD file from someone else can sometimes be a nightmare: No names on layers, nothing grouped, all vector images flattened, all images cropped, no fonts saved, no colour swatches and so on.
Something that should have been a 5 minute job can often turn into several hours of work. Follow these 12 simple tips to avoid this happening.

5 Reasons to use Paper Prototypes in UX Design

Published
15th December 2015
by 
Ana Crespo
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5 Reasons to use Paper Prototypes in UX Design

Paper prototypes are an excellent and cheap tool to get feedback on early designs, but they are not as popular as other UX techniques. Ana Crespo explores why, how and when to sue them in a project.

Security parallels

Published
8th December 2015
by 
Alastair Campbell
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Security parallels

Security and accessibility have a lot in common. Not that tackling one necessarily helps the other, but that the way you tackle them needs to be similar as they both affect the design and development from the start. This article explores the similarities these two factors have and how to best approach them.

Collaborate Bristol 2015: Jazzing up your collaboration

Published
1st December 2015
by 
Efi Chatzopoulou
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Collaborate Bristol 2015: Jazzing up your collaboration

On 13 November, 200 of the finest digital minds in the South West descended on Bristol's iconic Arnolfini for a day of talks delivered by some of the leading minds from the UK and USA's creative industries. As a relatively new employee here at Nomensa and someone who is always eager to further my knowledge, I went along to see what all the fuss was about...