As UX professionals, one of our most common deliverables is the humble wireframe. The wireframe is a great way of specifying the layout and interactions of a digital product. It allows you to fine tune and test things early in the design lifecycle, avoiding costly mistakes.
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Framing UX research questions
This short video provides advice about user research to avoid incorrect results, bad decisions and ultimately a sub-optimal product.
The next big thing and its impact on UX
As anyone involved in a computing industry will know, the next big thing is always just around the corner. Given that it’s been 7 years since iPhone’s launch, it is about time the next appeared. So what might this be, and how may peoples’ experiences will change because of it?
Introducing forcing functions
Forcing function is commonly cited in human factors case studies as recommendations for error-prevention in health and safety contexts. It means forcing users to do something in a certain way in order to proceed on a journey. Looking at forcing function techniques can support error prevention as opposed to error recovery.
In defence of buckets
Scouring through UX blogs on the topic of menus, IA, or navigation you will find the theme of buckets.
A ‘bucket’ is defined as a menu item into which almost anything could fit – they are typically labelled with vague words like ‘Miscellaneous’, ‘Information’, ‘Other’ or ‘Stuff’. These have effectively been crucified as “the ONE thing you must never do”. So at the risk of being virtually crucified, I am here to defend them.
A few thoughts on psychology & UX
‘So how does a psychology graduate end up in web design?’ - a question I've been asked many times since landing a job at Nomensa. I want to explain how intrinsically linked psychology and UX design are.
Diary studies for multi-device user research
As our personal collections of web-enabled devices grow, so too do the contexts in which we might use them. A single mobile device can be used across a seemingly infinite range of conditions and environments, but add a second, third or fourth device and the number of ways in which they might be used and used together expands exponentially.
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