All posts for "User Experience" category

Content strategy – beyond the wireframe

Published
14th August 2014
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Juliet Richardson
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Content strategy – beyond the wireframe

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.

The next big thing and its impact on UX

Published
9th June 2014
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Peter Kennaugh
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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

Published
28th May 2014
by 
Michael Harris
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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

Published
14th April 2014
by 
Michael Harris
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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

Published
2nd April 2014
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Vicky Brown
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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

Published
31st March 2014
by 
Aled Evans
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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.