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UX On The Front Line – Workshop Recap

18th June 2018
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Sometimes, it can feel like a battle to advocate for a practice that isn’t easily understood (or is often misunderstood), even if it can greatly improve your business’ product, site or service. User Experience is a great example of this; most people get that it’s a “good thing”, but few organisations actually go about actioning UX-focused practices or projects.

That’s why we invited five UX evangelists to speak at our latest workshop, UX On The Front Line, sharing their experiences of implementing UX within their organisation, using either a specific project or things they’ve learned throughout their career as examples.


How To Optimise Your Online Registration Process

23rd May 2018 - This post has 1 comment
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Registering for a site or service is often, to put it frankly, a tedious and boring task. But although it’s not the ‘sexiest’ part of an interface, the registration process is a crucial element of any digital product, and can even be a determining factor in whether the user will actually continue to use the service… or not.

Get your registration forms right and you’ll increase sign-ups, conversion rates and user satisfaction – do them badly and it’s likely you’ll see bounce rates skyrocketing.


8 Ways You Can Build Trust Through Design

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).


5 Great Examples of Emotion in Design

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

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.


UX Trends – Workshop Recap

The word ‘trendy’ usually brings to mind one of two things: older people trying desperately to keep up-to-date with current fads, or someone who has a willingness to follow, rather than lead. It’s true: blindly following trends – in your personal and professional life – because of your peers, colleagues or competitors is rarely a good thing to do.


Designing Chatbots: A Guide

When people think “chatbot”, it’s often not in a positive way. People conjure up images of themselves frustratingly sat by their laptop, as the conversational UI they’ve been speaking to replays the same error message over and over again. And that is certainly the case sometimes – chatbots designed by Facebook for their Messenger platform had a 70% failure rate only last year – but it doesn’t have to be.


Talking UX, Psychology and The Power of 100 at UX Sheffield

What do a 40% decrease in traffic accidents overnight, an evening spent watching TV and a good night’s sleep have to do with digital product design? Quite a lot, it turns out.


Inclusive Design Isn’t a ‘Nice-To-Have’ – It’s a Necessity for Innovation

‘Accessibility’ doesn’t sound very sexy. At best, it feels irrelevant to many and is seen more often as a box-ticking exercise or ‘nice to have’, rather than a necessity. But that viewpoint couldn’t be more wrong.


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?


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