Blog articles

Where UX and Social Data Touch

Published
30th November 2016
by 
Peter Kay
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Where UX and Social Data Touch

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.

UX Spandrels

Published
21st November 2016
by 
Aaron Parker
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UX Spandrels

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?

Published
14th October 2016
by 
Charlie Martin
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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 Usman Sheikh; Global Head of Design & Experimentation; Barclaycard Future Payments

Published
26th September 2016
by 
Interact Guest Author
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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.

UX is brand experience

Published
7th September 2016
by 
Ana Crespo
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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

Published
23rd August 2016
by 
Juliet Richardson
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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?