Our social media strategist Peter Kay explores the crossover between social media and UX design, summarising a workshop he presented as part of Social Media Week in Bristol #SMWiBristol.
Senior UX Consultant Aaron Parker, discusses how design (good or bad) can lead to 'spandrels' - functionality that has emerged as a by-product of something's intended purpose.
Blockchain – a future design currency?
With its roots in the formative crypto currency - Bitcoin, ‘blockchain’ is being quoted in many Financial Technology (‘#FinTech’) debates as something ‘we’ definitely need to both plan for - and design for - in the future. From the buzz on LinkedIn, Twitter et al., it sounds like blockchain technology is going to transform the way we’ll all be transacting (payments, information, requests) in the future. It paints itself as a utopian network founded on ultra-secure, ultra-fast, low-cost principles. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
Q&A with Aline Baeck; Head of Design; Capital One, UK
Aline Baeck has practiced design for over 20 years and is currently Head of Design at Capital One UK. She will be speaking at this year's Interact London, held on 18 & 19 October.
Q&A with Usman Sheikh; Global Head of Design & Experimentation; Barclaycard Future Payments
Usman Sheikh is a highly experienced leader in design, customer experience and digital strategy. Currently the Global Head of Design & Experimentation Barclaycard Future Payments, he is one of many fantastic design leaders speaking at Interact London on 18 & 19 October.
Does your design support your business?
This article discusses the importance of understanding how your business models work to support your digital design and therefore your user experience.
UX is brand experience
A few months ago, a friend was planning to catch a plane to visit London. We were on the phone, discussing her arrival as she tried to check-in online.
“The airline redesigned its website, it’s beautiful, but I can’t find where to do the check-in online”, she complained.
How to write a UX design brief without acting like a kid in a sweet shop
Too often a brief for a website redesign reads like a shopping list for a kid in a sweet shop– every feature you’ve ever thought of is included, from search and complex filtering to interactive maps and videos.
What’s wrong with the “kid in a sweet shop” approach?
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