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All posts for "User Experience" category

7th July 2014
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User Experience

Framing UX research questions

This short video provides advice about user research to avoid incorrect results, bad decisions and ultimately a sub-optimal product.

9th June 2014
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User Experience

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?

28th May 2014
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User Experience

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.

14th April 2014
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User Experience

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.

2nd April 2014
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User Experience

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.

31st March 2014
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User Experience

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.

11th March 2014
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User Experience

On naming buttons

Looking at the language we use in the software we design, specifically when it comes to buttons.

30th January 2014
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User Experience

Lorem ipsum and the art of prototype testing

Printers and typesetters have used lorem ipsum for over 500 years to demonstrate visual design elements. Meaningless chunks of Latin makes sure everyone involved in the visual design process focuses solely on font, typography and layout – rather than the words. But this tradition is under attack in the digital sector: in particular, the rise of agile methods and content strategy are conspiring against it.

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