The roles and experiences of both the user and facilitator within the usability testing process need to be considered as an active, contributory factor in the outcomes of traditional usability testing. When a user comes into our test lab to volunteer for a usability testing session, we need to acknowledge that they are a not simply a unanimous voice of our audience but a person entering a novel environment, with all of the concerns and behaviours that entails.
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World IA Day 2015 - call for speakers
Nomensa are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the opportunity to run the UK edition of World Information Architecture Day (WIAD) for the third year running.
We are seeking high-quality session proposals from experienced speakers on IA and depending on the type of talk you'd like to give, generally speaking, slots are 30 minutes long with Q&A.
The enterprise experience
Lack of investment, bolted on features, an unmanaged backlog, out-dated or un-scalable architecture are common culprits as to why enterprise software misses the mark when it comes to a good user experience.
The judgement heuristic, or why the Scottish Referendum voting turnout was so high
In the last few months, the country has been gripped by the prospect of Scotland voting to become independent from the rest of the UK. Whether you believed one way or another many of you will have been interested in the outcome in some way.
The Elements of Search – Part 1
Search is becoming ever more popular (3.5. billion searches a day on Google) and its capability is becoming increasingly deep and powerful. It has the ability – and responsibility – to provide a complete navigation solution, rather than a back-up or as one option of many.
An introduction to Interact London
Interact London 2014 is a new event we’re launching on the 9th & 10th of October, at RIBA in London. The event is an exciting opportunity to bring together those not only in the user experience and information architecture community, but also creative heads, technologists, strategic thinkers and business leaders.
Industry commentary: Reading re-imagined
The future of speed-reading; removing the annoying necessity of moving your eyes and using anchoring on central letters, this can enable reading at 1000 words a minute. This may be how most text information is delivered in the future – potentially on wearable devices.
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.
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