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Thoughts, ideas and solutions on UX, web accessibility and design

All posts with the tag of UX

14th April 2014
by
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
by
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.

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.

10th December 2013
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Nomensa thinks

2014 and the shift to digital first

The shift into a new phase of ‘digital’ is well known to designers, technologists and most businesses. From Mobile First, to Big Data, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things, the data carried via digital channels is more pervasive than ever.

15th October 2013
by
Nomensa thinks

Creating the perfect donation experience – infographic

An infographic explaining the 5 steps involved in creating the perfect donation journey.

11th September 2013
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Simon says

Cross-Channel Design: A Primer

We can no longer think of a computer as something that just sits on our desk at work or at home. There are computers all around us, literally. In fact, in most situations where there are groups of people there are likely to be more computers than people and this is only 2013. Imagine the situation in 2018 and beyond?

This article is a primer for people that want to gain an overview of cross-channel design. It will also address its impact on the ways we need to think and act in this new era where the digital-physical relationship is becoming increasingly blurred.

23rd August 2013
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Nomensa thinks

UX Modern Marketing Manifesto

Econsultancy recently crafted a Modern Marketing Manifesto, listing twelve constituents forming reasons why marketing is increasingly valuable, and how digital and classic methods can fuse and work together.

It was point three in the manifesto that caught our eye: ‘Experience’.

5th August 2013
by
Simon says

Making websites accessible without sacrificing aesthetics

Fifteen years after the Web Accessibility Initiative was launched, which aimed to improve web usability for those with disabilities, online accessibility is still widely ignored. Far too often there is a belief that a compromise must be made between accessibility and an attractive design.

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