As a UX consultant I often find it difficult to avoid or ignore poor design, particularly in the digital world. One rather damp weekend back in August I was taken to the cinema to watch the Pixar film Inside Out. On arrival, none of the traditional ticket windows were manned leaving me in the hands of the self-service ticket machines. The resulting experience led me to conclude that the designer(s) failed to adhere to some of the most basic design principles, as I will now demonstrate.
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Guest Blog: Why Macmillan loves UX | by Amanda Neylon
- 27th July 2015
Interact London speaker and Head of Digital at Macmillan Cancer support, Amanda Neylon talks us through how UX helps bring support to those who need it most.
When do we need Personas?
Personas are archetypes that bring to life a particular set of users in a useful and reliable way. Andrew Grimes, Principal User Experience Consultant at Nomensa discusses when to use them and why.
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'Viva La Digital: Digital First 2015 and beyond' is a glimpse into the future of strategic user experience.
In this paper, Simon Norris explores the benefits of embedding a Digital First philosophy into an organisation and the commercial effect that superior user experience can have on an organisation when applying digitally ecological thinking.
Infinite scrolling is probably not a good idea for your website
What do Facebook and Time.com have in common? Despite having very different purposes -the former a social media site and the latter a renowned magazine- both incorporated infinite scrolling in their designs. Find out why it may not be a good idea to incorporate this into your website.
User testing, beyond usability
Usability testing is a fundamental element of web design. By exploring the performance of a website, app or piece of software, issues that may impact brand experience can be limited and controlled.
If you have walked past Banksy at Nomensa HQ on a Thursday lunchtime, you might have seen a bunch of us sat quietly hunched over our laptops, tapping away at our keyboards and eating cake with big smiles on our faces. In case you’ve been wondering what on earth we’ve been doing and why we all look so pleased with ourselves, please let me take this opportunity to explain!
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?
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