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: Happier Hippos - a design solution that is already in your head | by Pete Trainor
- 13th August 2015
Wow - What an incredible gift it is to be able to speak at the British Museum at such a momentous date on the Design calendar. Honestly, I'm like a child.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton once famously said "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder"... A couple of the design principles that make for Happier Hippos (don't worry, you'll be in on the Hippo secret once you've heard my talk) - Thanks and Gratitude.
The Art of Visual Story-telling
With the wealth of visual media around us today, there’s strong evidence to suggest that the visual articulation of the ‘art of story-telling’ never really went away. Tim Blass explains...
Guest Blog: Gone responsive? Great! You’re halfway there. | by Jan Fagernas
- 22nd June 2015
With the world so in love with their mobile devices, the discipline of responsive design has taken centre stage. But, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, simply responsifying (is that a word?) may not be enough. We need to think about the user’s context.
10 reasons why you shouldn't come to Interact London
Thinking about coming to Interact London this year? I'd be wary if I were you. Here's 10 reasons you should stay well away (or not)...
10 ways design influences voting
In principle, democratic voting should be one of the simplest processes in the world. Everyone chooses what they want, and everyone’s opinion is counted. The most popular vote wins.
Yet like all things, complexity announces itself and sets us some problems. With the UK general election upon us, let us reflect on how democratic voting is actually designed, and how it could be refined in the future.
Adding the "wow factor" to Eden Project
When Nomensa started working on a new responsive site for Eden Project (www.edenproject.com), one important aspect of the brief was to add some “wow factor” to the website. Our research found that showcasing Eden’s wealth of attractions, their beliefs and their values was important both to new and returning visitors, as well as to the Eden team.
Industry commentary: Is a picture worth a thousand words?
Has the world become too visual? That was the question posed by Will Self recently in the Point of View slot on BBC Radio 4. He argues that we have a world that is now too image-rich and puts the case that he now considers himself to be “post-image”. Now, it is obviously Will’s job in the Point of View slot to be provocative, but it does raise some interesting questions about text and image and whether, in today’s digital world, we have become too greedy for images as Will argues.
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