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Redesign projects

The theme of this week’s links is redesign projects. Redesigns are painful. Users find it unsettling when a familiar website radically changes its design, even if the new design is a great improvement. But organisations insist on periodical redesigns. A website is launched to much fanfare, but often the organisation then loses interest, leaving the…

16 May 2013Projects

Personas; decentralised web publishing; the web turns 20 (again)

Here is this week’s selection of articles and resources. Don’t let user experience design methods die Some debate on user experience design methods such as personas and user journeys. Rian van der Merwe argues that such techniques are useful for large organisations. At large organizations, not everyone is focused on and has an understanding of…

2 May 2013Resource archive

Gov.uk wins design award; usability for teenagers

I have begun to share interesting articles, along with my comments, with some staff members internally. It has been suggested that it would be good to publish these on the web team blog as well. So here they are. Government Digital Service design principles Government Digital Service content principles This week Gov.uk won the Design…

19 April 2013Resource archive