On 13 November, 200 of the finest digital minds in the South West descended on Bristol's iconic Arnolfini for a day of talks delivered by some of the leading minds from the UK and USA's creative industries. As a relatively new employee here at Nomensa and someone who is always eager to further my knowledge, I went along to see what all the fuss was about...
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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.
A design solution that is already in your head | Happier Hippos
A guest blog by Pete Trainor.
Wow - What an incredible gift it is to be able to speak at the British Museum at such a momentous date on the Design calendar. Honestly, I'm like a child.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton once famously said "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder"... A couple of the design principles that make for Happier Hippos (don't worry, you'll be in on the Hippo secret once you've heard my talk) - Thanks and Gratitude.
When to spend your usability budget?
Understanding how well something is used is not a new concept, it just seems that way when new technologies appear. In fact, the word ‘usable’ dates back to the 14th century. In today’s world, ensuring usability requires an ever-increasing diversity of techniques. User testing is simply one of the techniques that can be employed: often, this means watching videos of users struggling with an apparently finished design.