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Example Trello kanban board

How and why we QA

At a conference recently one of our team was speaking about how we organise our work using Trello and the Kanban-style workflow we have settled on. A number of people told her afterwards that they were impressed with…

Results from mobile usability testing

Last week I conducted some guerrilla usability testing on a mobile device in the University’s Library. The main purpose of the test was to find out whether the new digital prospectus pages can be used on mobile…

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, and fresh…

Avoiding bias in usability testing

Collaborative user testing: less bias, better research This great article outlines some of the dangers of conducting usability testing on your own product. When we are too close to our own work, it can be difficult to…

Bugs and user experience

Fixing bugs — the next ‘big thing’ in e-commerce? I was surprised by some of the findings in this report from the Baymard Institute about bugs in e-commerce systems. We all know how damaging a buggy system can be. But…

Why we must augment focus groups

UX myth #21: People can tell you what they want I have written and spoken before about the fact that we cannot always take users’ word for it when they tell us what they want from a website. What people say they want…

A/B test demonstrates that content is still king

One link on Gov.uk – 350,000 more organ donors Here is a fascinating article from the Government Digital Service about A/B testing, where different users are shown different versions of a page so that you can see which…

Making the Student Handbook mobile-friendly

Yesterday I wrote a post about our first steps into the mobile web. Today I will look at what I had to do to make it happen. Learning about the principles The first step was to think about the principles behind mobile…