In this post Vicky Brown, UX Consultant, explores our recent work with Innovation Funding Service and how UX best practices shaped the successful outcome of this GDS project from the outset.
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The active role of participants and facilitators
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.
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.