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Website Accessibility: Guidance and the Law

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 30, 2018 6:02:03 PM

Website accessibility introduction

Website accessibility is an essential part of website development. It is also a complex beast to get your head around. There is a mass of guidance and legislation – some of it seemingly contradictory.

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Topics: Accessibility

Prototype usability testing

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 5, 2018 4:33:20 PM

We recently talked about the benefits of testing early – it saves you time, money and headaches. But how do you test early?

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Topics: Uncategorized

Individualised personalisation: Show users what they want

Posted by Lucy Collins on Oct 3, 2018 3:04:41 PM

Recently, the Nielson Norman Group published an article* reviewing the benefits of individualised personalisation on websites.

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Topics: ux consultancy

Effective websites - the responsibility of the whole organisation

Posted by Peter Collins on Sep 28, 2018 1:00:21 PM

Developing effective websites often requires organisational change to a culture where people at all levels in the organisation adopt behaviours that make a 'good user experience' an important goal. A good user experience is one where a user achieves their goals and is highly satisfied with the process; it will encourage reuse and recommendation of the site. If the organisation is not focused on providing a good user experience, they will be unable to build an effective web site. Understanding the user experience, through research methods like usability testing, can be a powerful tool in driving the organisational change needed to develop effective websites.

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Topics: ux consultancy, Usability Expert Advice

How we do usability testing - all in moderation

Posted by Lucy Collins on Sep 20, 2018 10:55:45 AM

There are many ways to skin a cat, as the saying goes. There are also many ways to conduct usability testing (see ‘Why do usability testing’ to sample some of the different flavours).
For us, the best method is moderated usability testing in the lab or remote. Why? It allows you to find out why problems happen on websites and apps by watching behaviours in real time and probing around testers' responses.

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Topics: Usability Testing

Personas: what are they and how can you use them

Posted by Peter Collins on Sep 18, 2018 12:43:54 PM
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Topics: ux consultancy, usability, Blog, User Insights, Info Architecture, Usability Testing

What are the benefits of usability testing early?

Posted by Lucy Collins on Sep 17, 2018 12:11:49 PM

Usability testing early in the web development process saves you time and money and will result in a better outcome overall.

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Topics: Usability Testing

Why do usability testing

Posted by Lucy Collins on Sep 14, 2018 1:42:42 PM

There are now lots of ways to gain insight into the user experience:

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Topics: usability, Usability Testing

How your website is damaging your brand

Posted by Lucy Collins on Aug 7, 2018 2:28:29 PM

How many times have you tried using a website that just makes you want to give up?

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Topics: usability, Uncategorized, Views and News

Usability testing on a budget

Posted by Lucy Collins on Jul 18, 2018 1:59:45 PM

We know budgets can be tight and often stretching to a fully-fledged usability project is just not achievable. For anyone in that boat, here are our top tips for running your own usability session on the cheap...

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Topics: usability, Usability Testing

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