When I talked about UX

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

User Interactions: Do users prefer to tab or click through forms?

December 1, 2017 9:41 am
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Surveying users quickly when I want to know the answer to a small user interaction question is apparently becoming my new habit when I’m bored. This time I had a bug I wanted to investigate. The bug was only triggered if a user tabbed into a field. I know I tend... 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

Marketing online: Get to the Point

January 10, 2017 2:38 pm
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Marketing on the web is so different from marketing online. Not just in terms of how you work with the formats, but also how you talk to a user. Offline, the leaning is to tend towards the brand TOV and messaging may amble, take a left turn or otherwise just... View Article

Is this good?

October 27, 2016 1:19 pm
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Would I use this? Would other people use this? Would I and most other people use it more than once? Ask yourself those three questions with every project. If you can honestly answer yes to all three you could be onto a real winner. If you can honestly answer yes to... View Article