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Usability: It’s About Humanity, Not Technology

15th May 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
Posted by in Brain Licks: 10 Second Wisdom | Tags: ,

Today’s blog post is a classic tale of ‘toilet-lock usability and standards’.

Last week, on a commute back from London, I had cause to visit the carriage’s toilet. I stared blankly at the unfamiliar and (to my mind, unnecessarily) complex locking mechanism for a few moments before settling upon an arrangement of buttons and levers that I was confident would lock the door and ensure me a few minutes privacy. Congratulations to me.


… And They All Lived Happily Ever After (Bunnytalk Video)

9th May 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
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If you didn’t manage to make it to our last Bunnytalk (Once Upon a Time… ), don’t worry, there’s a happy ending: we’ve got a video of the presentation for you to watch.


Hear From Leading UX Advocates at Our Next Workshop, UX On The Front Line

3rd May 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
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We’ve gathered a group of leading UX advocates to share the challenges they’ve faced, how they gained buy-in from stakeholders, the systems and processes they use and the successes they’ve had.

UX On the Front Line is taking place on 14th June and promises to be an enjoyable, interactive afternoon for those who attend. Read on for the details, or get in touch if you’d like a ticket!


Is Designing for Persuasion Ethical?

25th April 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
Posted by in Brain Feasts: Longer Reads | Tags: ,

Persuasive design has received a lot of media attention recently. At the end of 2017, before Facebook’s more recent data leak difficulties, a number of high profile Silicon Valley technologists spoke out against the platforms that they helped build. Facebook’s founding president Sean Parker criticised the development of functionality that “exploit[s] a vulnerability in human psychology” in order to “consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible”. The next day Chamath Palihapitiya, Vice President for User Growth at Facebook until 2011 said he felt “tremendous guilt” for his role in developing interactions that play on “short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops” to maximise engagement.


Once Upon a Time… Why Narratives Are So Important In UX

11th April 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
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As human beings, there are few things we find as engaging and exciting as stories. Since our earliest origins, storytelling has been a way for us to communicate with one another – just look at cave paintings, for example.


8 Ways You Can Build Trust Through Design

5th April 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
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A couple of weeks ago, I attended a meet-up in London run by the Service Design Network, where we discussed how we can improve the way we design for those who are vulnerable, as well as how to build trust through design.

Building trust is not an easy task – but if businesses aren’t able to achieve it, or lose it, the results can be fatal (you only need to look at the recent news about Facebook to grasp the impact that loss of confidence can have).


What Makes A Good UX Designer?

28th March 2018 - This post has 2 comments
Posted by in Brain Bites: 2 Minute Insights | Tags: ,

In a world with an ever-increasing number of UX designers (as well as ever-increasing confusion about what “UX” actually entails), how can you tell the good from the bad? What are the things you need to look out for, and the things to avoid? Don’t worry; we’re here to help! Here’s a list of key UX skills and some top tips for identifying them.


5 Great Examples of Emotion in Design

19th March 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
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Think about a piece of creative – whether it’s a television advert, an email, a website or a physical object – that has had a lasting effect on you. It’s likely that as you’re picturing it, a huge part of what you remember will be the emotion you felt at the time. When you think about it, you won’t just recall what it was and what it looked like; you’ll remember if the images made you smile, or if the copy made you feel inspired.


Bunnytalking With Beano Studios: How To Design an Award-Winning Experience

16th March 2018 - Be the first to comment on this post
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Last night, we were lucky enough to have James Nation, Head of Design and UX at Beano Studios, visit our London office to talk about how he and his team designed their award-winning website.


We’ve Trained 200 People! A CPUX Course Milestone

1st March 2018 - This post has 1 comment
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We’re thrilled to say that, as of this year, we’ve hit a milestone: over 200 people will have taken our Certified Practitioner of User Experience (CPUX) courses!


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