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What we mean by user-centred design

User-centred design The University of Kent web development team blog outlines their perspective on user-centred design and the agile development process. This is a great overview of the concept. This article makes it…

Online marketers and user experience

4 things online marketers should know about user experience (UX) We found the final point about download times interesting. I know that this is a proverbial tough pill to swallow: perceived speed is more important to…

Accessibility for all

What are we doing about accessibility? An interesting audio interview and transcript about how the Government Digital Service is improving accessibility. This serves as a reminder of how important accessibility is, and…

Touch screen usability

How to adjust controls for touch This interesting video is a great explanation of some of the challenges we face when designing for touch screens. Over 75% of all mobile users use one digit to select options, and not…

Insights from eye-tracking studies

The 3 most surprising insights from a 200 website eye-tracking study I was surprised by some of the findings featured in this eye-tracking study. This research serves as a reminder of how young the web is as a medium,…

Giving content audits a miss

When content audits are not a good idea Gerry McGovern points out that sometimes a content audit is a waste of time, when you would be better just removing all content and focussing on users’ key tasks. …the…