Regardless of the industry a business operates in, the online user journey will most likely look significantly different today than it did at the start of March 2020. The user has relied perhaps more notably than ever on the digital experience. Equally the digital experience has adapted alongside the pandemic in response to remote working and increased time online in our own homes. This has prompted more sectors to be user-led and accessible; 2022 will hopefully be a year for expanding this further. So, what are the trends for 2022 to look out for and to adapt into your New Year digital goals?
In the ongoing pursuit for an inclusive online environment, the native accessibility features inbuilt into smartphones are a step in the right direction.
The two major operating systems: Android and iOS, are constantly updating and expanding their features in response to the call for equal online access for all.
One of our clients recently came to us with a recruitment brief for a diverse and inclusive research project. This included testing with disabled users and individuals who consider themselves digitally excluded. Broadly defined, the digitally excluded are those in society who have unequal access to or lack the skills needed to use digital devices.
I recently took a trip onto the Zara website. It is a trip I take often, but sadly, never without frustration. I was looking for a dress for an event that I was attending. With clear goals of my own in mind, I realised how hard it actually was to achieve these goals quickly and seamlessly.
Firstly, introductions. My name is Sophie and I have recently joined the Web Usability team as their Marketing and Recruitment Executive. With a Creative Industries background but no prior experience in the User Experience field, it is a challenging but exciting time for myself as I navigate into the world of UX.