When I talked about UX

Increasing sales of premium product via anchoring

February 19, 2019 12:24 pm
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Anchoring is a form of cognitive bias where we as users tend to place increased emphasis on the first choice we are given when forming a decision. Anchoring and Adjustment explains how we tend to take the information provided by the anchor, and use that as the benchmark for any... View Article

Adding Siri Shortcuts to my Stereo Remote app

October 20, 2018 9:58 pm
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I’ve spent the past week in my downtime exploring Siri Shortcuts in my Stereo Remote app. My Stereo Remote app is an iOS app for controlling my AV receiver. I use this because the hardware remote is god awful, and the software remotes are god awful. It’s a good app,... View Article

Pattern Libraries

February 7, 2018 1:19 pm
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Internally at work I’ve been discussing the opportunity to create a pattern library (or style guide dependent on your preferred nomenclature) for one of our larger clients. This client effectively white-labels a bunch of financial services under their brand name and when the user takes the plunge on a service... View Article

Our House, an IoT App

January 4, 2018 7:25 pm
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This post details a recent app build project I was working on. This app was interesting because it also had a Raspberry Pi powered hardware component supplying it with data. The App, Our House, is an IoT home monitoring app. Now, I know what you are thinking. This has kind... View Article

Introduction to email marketing [video]

November 29, 2017 2:38 pm
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The above video is a 45 minute plus introduction to email marketing. This was screen recorded along with the live audio of a presentation I gave at the company I work at. This video was for these “Library Sessions” that we run. These are supposed to be 10 minute micro-teaches... View Article

Are share buttons effective anymore?

November 20, 2017 10:37 am
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Following on from my recent post on performing UX research quickly is another example of performing this methodology to unearth a finding that I couldn’t prove. This time I turn my attention to social media share buttons. This is a topic that has already been well trodden, and they have proved... View Article

iPhone X Safari browser chrome guide

November 13, 2017 11:55 pm
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With the release of the iPhone X comes the perpetual stress of having to work out what the ratio of visible window vs browser chrome that Safari displays on first landing & load of a web site. This is compounded by the iPhone X being the first “all screen” device... View Article

UX research doesn’t have to take ages

November 10, 2017 11:43 am
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Often, it can seem like the process to validate a hypothesis within your UX research can take a while. The back and forth of a project management system, discussion with client, sign off, research implementation, produce results. However, if we work quickly and take advantage of available resources within our... View Article

Semiotic context: the value of images

January 19, 2017 10:03 am
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So, got an email from an account handler regarding a piece of web design I’m working on. One component of the page has a proposed dynamically animated graphic. This widget would pull back data from an API and display available collection locations on a total-per-country basis and look a little like... View Article