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All posts by Jon Fisher

27th August 2013
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User Experience, Web Design

Using content priority wireframes to assist in copy production

As the resurgence in content strategy has continued to grow I have encountered much anecdotal evidence from my peers regarding the delay in projects due to a lack of decent copy. Copy production can often create a chicken and egg scenario where the team is unable to progress without the copy, or the design (using […]

24th July 2013
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User Experience

Learning and Luving: A summary of UX Bristol 2013

So the third UX Bristol has come and gone last Friday in a blur of workshops, thought pieces and cheesy cider goodness. For those of you who don’t know, UX Bristol is the premier South West UX conference organised by the Bristol Usability Group. It is a not-for-profit event whose funds are used to feed […]

19th July 2012
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User Experience

Making Sense of the Cross Channel Experience

More and more in recent years we are being asked to consider wider design problems than simply websites. The long predicted age of ubiquitous computing is fast approaching (or is already here). The layers of information are continuously building up and a method of representing them is now more important than ever.

In this post I share some thoughts for helping users form a consistent conceptualisation of a system. The aim being to design more meaningful cross channel experiences for users, irrespective of their chosen method of interaction.

3rd December 2010
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User Experience

“Do we need to push?”: A proposed framework for persuasion in ecommerce design

To many online retailers, the holy grail of behavioural change would be engaging more customers in deciding to purchase! In a UCD ecommerce process what persuasive elements do we include and at what time? How do we “persuade and not force”? Exactly how hard do we push potential customers? This article proposes a potential framework for designing persuasive techniques into the design of an ecommerce website in order to maximise revenue and create great user experiences!

20th October 2010
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User Experience

Why are websites big?

Why do some websites have ten pages whilst others have 10,000? What makes a website big? I am not talking about how to do content strategy nor am I talking about analytic review and content pruning. I am asking a very simple question: why are some websites bigger than others?

16th July 2010
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User Experience

Designing simple tools for complex messages

Recently every news article seems to refer to budget cuts as a result of the global financial meltdown. I have read 20 different articles and still do not feel like I fully understand the problem. How can I begin to understand such a complicated subject? How can the internet help me understand? Tools allow us to understand a subject through exploration and rehearsal without any risk if we go wrong. We all know the best way to learn something is to do it yourself! This engaged risk-free learning, I believe, is the secret strength of online tools. They persuade learning through a subtle and passive process.

1st April 2010
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User Experience

Persuasive web design in e-commerce: “How to sell things and influence people”

Many of the techniques introduced in my first captology article are applicable to the design of ecommerce websites. Unlike other websites which may have a diverse range of behaviours they want to encourage, ecommerce websites have a single objective, to make you spend money! How does the role of money impact persuasive web design?

1st February 2010
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User Experience

The Science of Persuasion in Web Design

Whether negotiating million pound business deals or convincing a toddler that playing with the sharp knife is a bad idea, we have all tried to convince someone else that our opinion is worth considering. Persuasion is an innate human skill that we regularly use, sometimes without even knowing. Captology (Computers As Persuasive Technologies) is a new discipline that has increased in prominence as we continue to replace human roles with computers. In a busy market place perhaps captology can give you the edge you need?

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