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

All posts with the tag of Web Design

About Nomensa – infographic

An infographic of Nomensa’s timeline over our past 11 years.

16th November 2012
Simon says

Meaning First: a manifesto for user-experience design

Meaning is what we assign to every aspect of our lives from the simplest of actions to the most complex. The design of any digital experience that feels meaningful has to accommodate our basic human need for discovery.

Meaning-first is a design approach that puts emphasis on delivering meaningful interactions.

11th September 2012

Accessible use of colour in web design

A quick explanation on why colour shouldn’t be the only means of conveying the information on a website.

27th April 2012
Simon says

Researching meaning: making sense of behaviour

Most of our decisions on a daily basis will be driven by some sort of emotional factor rather than thinking or reason. We process more than 11 million pieces of sensory information every second. We can only attend to about 40 of those but the rest is not disregarded – it’s processed. As interaction designers we need to learn to dive below the surface and uncover the factors that will help us design deeper meaning.

17th March 2011
Web Design

Invisible Design

Design is a very complex subject and it has many definitions but one I particularly like is ‘to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully’ ( Design is a highly skillful activity and requires dedication and creativity. Good design is a process and one that is made up of many elements. It is the successful combination of elements that deliver a great design that make it compelling, engaging and ultimately, invisible.

9th February 2011
User Experience

5 tips for effortless layouts

A great website layout will deliver an intuitive, effective and enjoyable experience. Layouts are the foundation of presenting information clearly, attracting attention to the right parts and guiding people to their goals. This article focuses on layouts and how to help users interpret them correctly and positively as they scan the page. This guidance can be used throughout the website development process.

3rd December 2010
User Experience

“Do we need to push?”: A proposed framework for persuasion in ecommerce design

To many online retailers, the holy grail of behavioural change would be engaging more customers in deciding to purchase! In a UCD ecommerce process what persuasive elements do we include and at what time? How do we “persuade and not force”? Exactly how hard do we push potential customers? This article proposes a potential framework for designing persuasive techniques into the design of an ecommerce website in order to maximise revenue and create great user experiences!

2nd November 2009
Web Design

The Design Patterns of Social Media

Most websites nowadays incorporate some kind of community aspect which allows users to provide feedback to the site’s owners and to each other. In fact, ‘building community’ is one of the most important aspects of any modern website. Websites that focus on their community or group nature are described as being social sites, an umbrella term that can cover a great number of disparate services. This article will describe how Developers can utilise social design patterns on a site in order to promote or dull certain behaviours in an online community.


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