All posts for "UX" category

Design Principles at the Cinema: a UX Consultant's tale

Published
4th November 2015
by 
Joe Marriott
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Design Principles at the Cinema: a UX Consultant's tale

As a UX consultant I often find it difficult to avoid or ignore poor design, particularly in the digital world. One rather damp weekend back in August I was taken to the cinema to watch the Pixar film Inside Out. On arrival, none of the traditional ticket windows were manned leaving me in the hands of the self-service ticket machines. The resulting experience led me to conclude that the designer(s) failed to adhere to some of the most basic design principles, as I will now demonstrate.

Why Macmillan loves UX

Published
27th July 2015
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Interact Guest Author
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Why Macmillan loves UX

Interact London speaker and Head of Digital at Macmillan Cancer support, Amanda Neylon talks us through how UX helps bring support to those who need it most.

When do we need Personas?

Published
6th July 2015
by 
Andrew Grimes
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When do we need Personas?

Personas are archetypes that bring to life a particular set of users in a useful and reliable way. Andrew Grimes, Principal User Experience Consultant at Nomensa discusses when to use them and why.

Sign up for an exclusive preview of "Viva La Digital: Digital First 2015 and beyond"

Published
3rd June 2015
by 
Henry Carroll
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Sign up for an exclusive preview of "Viva La Digital: Digital First 2015 and beyond"

'Viva La Digital: Digital First 2015 and beyond' is a glimpse into the future of strategic user experience.  

In this paper, Simon Norris explores the benefits of embedding a Digital First philosophy into an organisation and the commercial effect that superior user experience can have on an organisation when applying digitally ecological thinking. 

Infinite scrolling is probably not a good idea for your website

Published
27th May 2015
by 
Ana Crespo
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Infinite scrolling is probably not a good idea for your website

What do Facebook and Time.com have in common? Despite having very different purposes -the former a social media site and the latter a renowned magazine- both incorporated infinite scrolling in their designs. Find out why it may not be a good idea to incorporate this into your website.

10 ways design influences voting

Published
7th May 2015
by 
Mike Harris
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10 ways design influences voting

In principle, democratic voting should be one of the simplest processes in the world. Everyone chooses what they want, and everyone’s opinion is counted. The most popular vote wins.

Yet like all things, complexity announces itself and sets us some problems. With the UK general election upon us, let us reflect on how democratic voting is actually designed, and how it could be refined in the future.

User testing, beyond usability

Published
30th March 2015
by 
James Coston
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User testing, beyond usability

Usability testing is a fundamental element of web design. By exploring the performance of a website, app or piece of software, issues that may impact brand experience can be limited and controlled.