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Lift Buttons: A Usability Nightmare?

12th October 2018
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The other morning, I left my flat to find a few of my neighbours conversing by the lift.

“Oh James, maybe you can help us with this!” one said.

What dilemma could I possibly help with, you might well ask. Well, it was this one: “If we want to go down in the lift, should we press down to go down, or up to call the lift up to us?”


Usability: It’s About Humanity, Not Technology

15th May 2018
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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.


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!


The difference between chat bots and voice user interfaces

1st September 2017
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A conversational interface is a user interface that mimics having a conversation with a human. There are two types: chatbots, and voice user interfaces (or voice assistants).


More than buzzwords: Co-creation and collaboration

13th April 2017
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Words like ‘co-creation’ and ‘collaboration’ are often bandied about, but are they more than simply buzzwords? Well in fact, if they are implemented in the right way, they are not just a nice idea, but key to designing services. Here are 5 reasons why:


Bunnyfoot Training Days and Business Origami

23rd October 2015
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For two days this week, the whole Bunnyfoot team came together to not only enjoy the hospitality of Sheffield, but primarily to learn from and share with each other. One of the featured talks of the training was our CEO Dr Jon Dodd’s presentation on the history of Bunnyfoot from its inception in 1999 looking to the future using ‘Business Origami’ to illustrate it.


Post-It Notes are an essential tool in User Experience

7th May 2015
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You know when someone at Bunnyfoot comes to work and says “I had a dream about post-it notes last night” that they are probably deep in a project.


UX design and colour

13th February 2015
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It is important when choosing colours for a website to include UX Designers in the process. We are currently working with a client who recognised the need for our early input, including branding and visual style guides.


Scarcity in numbers

If there is limited availability of something, we assume it is more valuable, and we want it even more.


Acrylic Nails vs. Touch Screens

When considering accessibility issues of a website, rarely have the problems with acrylic nails crossed our minds.

Today we ran a lab test where a woman struggled to use her tablet due to her long nails (she uses a stylus at home).

A stark reminder to anticipate ALL the potential environmental conditions of test participants. We now have “styli” on hand in all of our labs.


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