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Guerilla testing on mobile devices

A couple of weeks ago The University of Dundee’s external relations team released data from some guerrilla usability testing they had conducted during their freshers’ week. It was an incredible data sample,…

What is usability testing and why do we do it?

When designing new webpages, it’s important to be aware of the curse of knowledge. The curse of knowledge is a phenomenon where, the more familiar you are with something, the harder it is to put yourself in…

Results from usability testing of PGT pages

Usability testing is a technique used to evaluate a product as it is developed by testing it on others. It has been used by the digital communications team in the past to gain insightful qualitative data about user…

Ethical social research online

The trust engineers I enjoyed this recent episode of Radiolab, which looked how the internet has given social scientists an unprecedented ability to conduct social experiments, which then helps us improve our designs,…

The BBC’s accessibility case study

Accessibility originates with UX: A BBC iPlayer case study This is an interesting case study in the challenges of creating an accessible design for the BBC iPlayer. It may not seem immediately obvious, but visual…

Webpages are becoming increasingly bloated

Average page weight increases 15% in 2014 Perhaps it should be the web industry’s new year’s resolution to lose weight in 2015, because the size of webpages has been increasing at an alarming…