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Get it right first time: rapid UX in an ever-changing world

Posted by Lucy Collins on Mar 27, 2020 4:27:17 PM

Keeping up with the COVID-19 situation is a challenge. As the state-of-play changes on an hourly basis and new restrictions keep coming in, there is no time for businesses to adjust and spend the time they would normally have to develop the services their users need.

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The benefits of remote UX

Posted by Lucy Collins on Mar 20, 2020 5:10:55 PM

Our move to a virtual existence during these interesting times has revealed a number of unexpected things.

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Topics: UX consultancy

Business as usual: UX will continue in a self-isolated world

Posted by Lucy Collins on Mar 12, 2020 5:10:12 PM

It feels all a bit strange at the moment doesn’t it? All this talk of staying at home, businesses closing and work standing still.

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Topics: Views and News

Building a user-centered information architecture using Treejack

Posted by Lucy Collins on Feb 17, 2020 3:57:15 PM

The information architecture of your website is its underlying foundations. It is the structuring, organisation and labelling of website content to enable users, who arrive at the home page, to meet their goals and complete tasks as quickly and easily as possible.

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Topics: Information Architecture

Why you should watch usability testing live

Posted by Lucy Collins on Feb 13, 2020 12:21:40 PM

The number one piece of advice we can give anyone embarking on a user research project, is for you and your colleagues to watch it live, as it happens.

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Topics: Usability Testing

What should I usability test?

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jan 27, 2020 12:55:07 PM

You’ve just launched your new website. Congratulations! You followed all the UX best practice, engaged with users throughout the development process and have ended up with a beautiful, shiny, user-centred result.

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Topics: Usability Testing

When to do user research

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jan 23, 2020 3:11:40 PM

When building a new website or redeveloping your existing one there are a number of milestone where you should be involving your users.

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Topics: UX consultancy, Usability Testing

What is UX?

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jan 21, 2020 4:29:05 PM

User experience (UX) is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the overall experience of a person using a product, especially in terms of how easy or pleasing it is to use”.

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Topics: UX consultancy

Discovery research: what is the correct methodology?

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jan 16, 2020 4:07:43 PM

We had to have a plumber round the other day. Watching him at work (and pestering him with plenty of annoying questions) it quickly became apparent how much of his knowledge was subconscious. Decades of grovelling around under sinks and fiddling with boilers had ingrained these skills and expertise so deep in his brain that he often couldn’t articulate precisely what he was doing.

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Topics: User Insights

Why it is so hard to build a successful B2B website?

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jan 9, 2020 3:55:37 PM

Over the last 18 years we’ve had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of clients, from eCommerce to financial services to charities to government bodies.

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Topics: Usability Testing

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