01 4 / 2014

jerrylieveld:

Katerina Kamprani appropriately named this project “The Uncomfortable”. She took some every day life objects and turned them into strange unusable things. bit.ly/1fLiCt0

Curated by User Experience - UX - Mobile - Design - Jerry Lieveld

01 4 / 2014

The guide to effectively A/B test your email creative
http://thenextweb.com/dd/2014/03/31/ab-test-email-creative/

The guide to effectively A/B test your email creative

http://thenextweb.com/dd/2014/03/31/ab-test-email-creative/

31 3 / 2014

The following is a list of UX techniques, tools and resources which I collated for a series of UX workshops I ran at the Future Everything event in Manchester Town Hall on 31st March 2014.

The list is intended to act as a kickstarter (not THAT kind of kickstarter) to those new to the world of User Experience. It’s not an exhaustive list, and there’s probably some glaring omissions, but hopefully it will be useful for people.

Feel free to share 

1) User research tools & techniques


2) Designing/prototyping tools & techniques


3) Usability Test & Validation tools & techniques


Other useful resources:

25 3 / 2014

Presentation from last year’s #CampDigital discussing the accessibility features of iOS, and the implications for responsive design.

27 2 / 2014

Make Sense: Information Architecture for Everybody
http://www.slideshare.net/AbbyCovert/make-sense-information-architecture-for-everybody

Why is it so hard to make things make sense when making something for others? In a world where everything is getting more complex and we are all overwhelmed by the amount of information we encounter daily, there is a growing understanding of the tools and processes that are used to make sense of complex subjects and situations. These tools aren’t hard to learn or even tough to implement but they are also not part of many people’s education.
Information Architecture is a practice of making sense. A set of principles, lessons and tools to help anyone make sense of any thing. Whether you are - a student or professional, a designer, technologist or small business owner, an intern or executive - learn how information architecture can help you make sense of your next endeavor.
This talk premiered at Pratt on Feb 24, 2014.

http://www.slideshare.net/AbbyCovert/make-sense-information-architecture-for-everybody

Make Sense: Information Architecture for Everybody

http://www.slideshare.net/AbbyCovert/make-sense-information-architecture-for-everybody

Why is it so hard to make things make sense when making something for others? In a world where everything is getting more complex and we are all overwhelmed by the amount of information we encounter daily, there is a growing understanding of the tools and processes that are used to make sense of complex subjects and situations. These tools aren’t hard to learn or even tough to implement but they are also not part of many people’s education.

Information Architecture is a practice of making sense. A set of principles, lessons and tools to help anyone make sense of any thing. Whether you are - a student or professional, a designer, technologist or small business owner, an intern or executive - learn how information architecture can help you make sense of your next endeavor.

This talk premiered at Pratt on Feb 24, 2014.

http://www.slideshare.net/AbbyCovert/make-sense-information-architecture-for-everybody

20 1 / 2014

An E-Commerce Study: Guidelines For Better Navigation And Categories
Great set of insights regarding dos and donts of ecommerce sites from Smashing Magazine.
http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2013/11/11/guidelines-navigation-categories-ecommerce-study/

An E-Commerce Study: Guidelines For Better Navigation And Categories

Great set of insights regarding dos and donts of ecommerce sites from Smashing Magazine.

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2013/11/11/guidelines-navigation-categories-ecommerce-study/

14 1 / 2014

Which ecommerce sites are getting it right?
Here’s 21 of the best, from Econsultancy
http://econsultancy.com/blog/64118-which-ecommerce-sites-are-getting-it-right-here-s-21-of-the-best

Which ecommerce sites are getting it right?

Here’s 21 of the best, from Econsultancy

http://econsultancy.com/blog/64118-which-ecommerce-sites-are-getting-it-right-here-s-21-of-the-best

04 11 / 2013

The Power of Yes – NUX2
http://ccollingridge.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-power-of-yes-nux2/ This is a lovely bit of insight into how #NUX2 came to be, from @ccollingridge (aka “the man who got us @thebrainlady”!)NUX2 was an all-day UX, design & psychology conference we staged in Manchester on Friday 23rd October 2013, with over 400 delegates and an amazing range of internationally regarded speakers.

The Power of Yes – NUX2

http://ccollingridge.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/the-power-of-yes-nux2/

This is a lovely bit of insight into how #NUX2 came to be, from @ccollingridge (aka “the man who got us @thebrainlady”!)

NUX2 was an all-day UX, design & psychology conference we staged in Manchester on Friday 23rd October 2013, with over 400 delegates and an amazing range of internationally regarded speakers.

01 11 / 2013

NUX2 slides and sketchnotes
Some amazing slides and sketchnotes from last week’s #NUX2 conference in Manchester now available. More sketchnotes to follow, plus videos from all the speakers (apart from Susan).
http://uxmanc.co.uk/schedule/

NUX2 slides and sketchnotes

Some amazing slides and sketchnotes from last week’s #NUX2 conference in Manchester now available. More sketchnotes to follow, plus videos from all the speakers (apart from Susan).

http://uxmanc.co.uk/schedule/

31 10 / 2013

29 10 / 2013

Cheat Sheet For Designing Web Forms
FEATURESThe crib sheet presents best practices for a variety of Web form issues:
Variety of fields (simple, optional, etc.);
Layout and examples;
Page-level error handling;
Password strength;
Currency values;
Inline validation;
Buttons.
http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2011/10/07/free-download-cheat-sheet-for-designing-web-forms/

Cheat Sheet For Designing Web Forms

FEATURES
The crib sheet presents best practices for a variety of Web form issues:

  • Variety of fields (simple, optional, etc.);
  • Layout and examples;
  • Page-level error handling;
  • Password strength;
  • Currency values;
  • Inline validation;
  • Buttons.

http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2011/10/07/free-download-cheat-sheet-for-designing-web-forms/

07 10 / 2013

Great persentation on typography and Swiss design. More Design than UX, but still a fascinating read/watch.

Modernist Typography and the Swiss grid from FrostSydney

03 10 / 2013

New article on UX Booth. Well worth a read:

What does it mean to be literate in a digital age? While our conventional definition implies reading and writing, that definition also pays no mind to new media’s inherent malleability. It’s only by scrutinizing the ends to which our digital creations are used that we’ll come to better understand our ability to effect change via those creations.

http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/digital-literacy-part-1-cadence/

02 10 / 2013

psychologyfordesigners:

Here’s the rub:

Unfortunately, too many companies build their products betting users will do what they should or have to do, instead of what they want to do. They fail to change behaviors because they neglect to make their services enjoyable for its own sake, often asking users to learn new, unfamiliar actions instead of making old routines easier.”

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior on TechCrunch

 

02 10 / 2013

Win one of 5 free tickets to #NUX2 Manchester on Oct 25th by telling us your favorite UX joke! http://uxmanc.co.uk

To celebrate having found a gorgeous venue - The Comedy Store, Manchester - we’re offering 5 lucky people the chance to win themselves a free ticket simply by tweeting @SmashingMag with their funniest UX-related joke.