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Fergus O'Callaghan

User Perception Vs. Reality in Voice Controlled User Interfaces

Although they’ve been on the market for a while now, there was a huge push from Amazon and Google to get their ‘smart’ assistants – the Echo and Home respectively – in to our homes and lives this past Christmas, and Voice Controlled User Interfaces (VCUIs) / Conversational Agents (CAs) have been mentioned on countless blogs and sites as key trends to keep an eye on this year – including our own. The purpose of both the Amazon Echo and Google Home is to make our lives easier… but do they really?


What is Information Architecture in UX?

You may not be aware of it, but you encounter Information Architecture (IA) many, many times a day, and the list of ways you do so is practically endless – whether it’s on road traffic signs, menus in restaurants, your online banking app, the sports results, and even reading the phone book (if you still use one!)!

But what really is Information Architecture?


Bitcoin & User Experience

1st November 2017 - This post has 1 comment
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In October this year, Bitcoin reached its highest price ever at $5,856.10 per coin. The demand for Bitcoin has no doubt been fuelled by speculation into how high it might still rise – and if it will become the currency of the future.


How to build habit-forming products and services

A study found that smartphone users check their phone up to 150 times a day, 53% do so within 5 minutes of waking up in the morning. This appetite has been fueled by an increase in processing speeds, smaller devices, faster internet speeds, improved coverage combined with more products, services and entertainment available online.


Five users will find 85% of the usability problems – and other myths about usability testing

I recently had the pleasure of attending Rolf Molich’s “Five users will find 85% of the usability problems – and other myths about usability testing” talk hosted by UX Sheffield. This was part of a series of Rolf Molich talks, held in Oxford, Sheffield and London – all sponsored by Bunnyfoot.


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