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28th May 2014
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Events

Nomensa graduate workshop – FREE afternoon of training!

Here at Nomensa we love sharing and collaborating with our local graduates and as such have decided to run a free afternoon workshop at our Bristol office…

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.

15th May 2014
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Web Design

Online photography — tips from our user testing

Photography is one of the most powerful ingredients you can use on your website. This article gives some insight into what makes a good picture for user testing and helps you organise your photography content.

13th May 2014
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Nomensa thinks

Industry commentary: Just what the world needs. Another smart phone!

Following on from the success of their Hudl tablet, Tesco have announced that they are launching an android phone by end of year. It’s a bold move into a highly competitive and almost completely saturated market.

12th May 2014
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Events

(CLOSED) ‘Collaborate Bristol 2014′ – call for speakers

World Usability Day 2014 Bristol is looking for skilled speakers to submit a talk proposal for the upcoming event on the 13th November 2014.

1st May 2014
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YouTube

Tips on combining image and text links

Tips on combining image and text links that link to the same resource, a requirement stated in the Web Content Accessibility guidelines.

15th April 2014
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Nomensa thinks

Industry commentary: Microsoft Office coming to a tablet near you

The recent arrival of MS Office to a non-windows tablet near you has interesting ramifications from a number of different perspectives.

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.

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