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Carousels, what about using them on mobile?

September 28, 2016 10:47 am
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Occasionally I get asked questions over email by colleagues. If I go mental with an in-depth answer I like to post them here. Mostly, in case they are useful for me later on. If you find something useful here as well, that’s great. I did something useful. Today we are... View Article

My Process Building An App

September 17, 2016 6:00 pm
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This post details the full UX process I took for a recent app build project I was working on. My hope is by laying out this journey, it will help someone, somewhere, at some point with their planning and delivery of an app. As this article is quite long, you... View Article

The Dancing Cat and Bin Cat Experience, featuring Example video

September 6, 2016 10:22 pm
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To celebrate/test the fact that I’ve done some fiddling about on this website and created myself a video header I’ve decided to try it out by uploading a cat video, located above. Apparently that’s what the Internet is all about. I’m here to service those needs. An interpretation of the... View Article

Is autoplaying video Dark UX?

August 26, 2016 12:41 pm
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Betteridges Law of Headlines provides the succinct answer to this article title. The Next Web has once again said something weird. This time on the subject of autoplaying video; see here: The thing is… nobody asked for autoplay video. It’s a dark user pattern and it’s not something people ever desired or wanted – it only... View Article

How I learn

August 9, 2016 10:33 am
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I learn how to do things by doing that thing. I get frustrated when people say “I want to do this” or “I’m going to learn how to do this” (usually followed by inaction). Often as people we have a tendency to think that by talking about doing something we’ll... View Article

Ad blocking thoughts

July 18, 2016 8:36 pm
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From Why People Block Ads (And What It Means for Marketers and Advertisers) : Here’s some good news and bad news for publishers losing sleep over the rise of adblocking: The good news is that most people don’t hate all ads. The bad news is that, no, they won’t turn off... View Article

Do I prefer qualitive or quantative data?

July 4, 2016 5:38 pm
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Talk about questions no one’s ever asked, here’s my thought on my own unasked question and do you know what? As a personal preference I prefer quantative data for my UX work. You can have as many focus groups as you like and I still won’t get the pure answer... View Article

The Acronym UX

June 19, 2016 1:20 am
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UX has become something of a buzzword in the creative industries. A nebulous term that the uninformed sales person may use seemingly interchangably. Now I may just be a lowly Human mouse cursor operator but here are a couple of the things I’ve learnt along the way about what this crazy... View Article

Hamburger menu on desktop

June 16, 2016 9:49 am
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Should I use a hamburger menu on desktop? You’re asking me if you should use a hamburger menu on desktop? What, on like a proper site? A brochure site or an ecommerce site? You can feel free to do what you want, but be aware of the usability implications of... View Article

On the fold

June 13, 2016 3:43 pm
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You want to know the real reason why people don’t scroll down a page? Why they don’t dive deeper than the fold? Because what was above the fold wasn’t interesting/relevant/what these was looking for in the first place. That’s it. That is what we base our decision to keep reading and,... View Article