All posts for "interaction" tag

In defence of buckets

Published
14th April 2014
by 
Mike Harris
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In defence of buckets

Scouring through UX blogs on the topic of menus, IA, or navigation you will find the theme of buckets.

A ‘bucket’ is defined as a menu item into which almost anything could fit – they are typically labelled with vague words like ‘Miscellaneous’, ‘Information’, ‘Other’ or ‘Stuff’. These have effectively been crucified as “the ONE thing you must never do”. So at the risk of being virtually crucified, I am here to defend them.

UX Modern Marketing Manifesto

Published
23rd August 2013
by 
Simon Norris
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UX Modern Marketing Manifesto

Econsultancy recently crafted a Modern Marketing Manifesto, listing twelve constituents forming reasons why marketing is increasingly valuable, and how digital and classic methods can fuse and work together.

It was point three in the manifesto that caught our eye: ‘Experience’.

Designing meaning: translating insight into design

Published
8th November 2012
by 
Simon Norris
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Designing meaning: translating insight into design

Regardless of the proposed technology the ultimate goal is to make any design and the experience as meaningful as possible to the user. This article will focus on the actual ‘shaping’ or designing of meaningful interaction. Understanding what is actually meaningful to people in terms of their interaction and the form it should take represents the very essence of ‘designing a great experience’.

The meaning dimension

Published
13th December 2011
by 
Simon Norris
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The meaning dimension

This is the second article in a series I’m writing about meaning. In my previous article I introduced the critical importance of designing for meaning and how it can be applied to help us deliver a superior user experience. Essentially, by focusing on meaning we are centering on the many significant psychological factors that motivate us and engage us at an emotional level.