All posts for "User centred design" tag

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.

10 ways design influences voting

Published
7th May 2015
by 
Michael 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.

Yo! Usability

Published
3rd October 2011
by 
Michael Harris
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Yo! Usability

This is a thought piece to help explain what I am calling ‘Yo! Usability’.

To illustrate it, let’s design a restaurant...