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Patrick Noonan

Patrick Noonan

Akendi Alumnus

By applying his expertise in Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Usability Research and Experimental Psychology, Patrick Noonan has found a balance between academic theory and practical application. Patrick’s extensive academic background is a perfect compliment to his industry experience. Patrick has had the opportunity to consult on projects ranging from government websites, emergency response support tools, telecommunications applications (mobile, VOIP), e-commerce applications, mobile applications, and video games. Mr. Noonan’s academic background along with his practical experience, natural leadership skills and outcome-oriented personality have resulted in a stellar reputation among his peers for producing the highest quality deliverables.

3 Types of Interaction Consistency

By Patrick Noonan

20.11.2014

Interaction consistency may be one of the most widely accepted pillars of usable interaction design. This seemingly simple concept can act as a double-edged sword and has lead many interface designers to make serious UX design errors in...

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LEAP Motion Controller – User Experience Review

By Patrick Noonan

22.05.2014

If you’ve ever tried to pinch, squeeze, tap or swipe a non-touch screen, you already understand why the Leap Motion controller was created.   For only $80, this iPod Nano sized device promises to turn any screen into a multi-touch...

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Audio Interface Design: Why R2-D2 Couldn’t Talk

By Patrick Noonan

23.01.2014

Growing up an avid Star Wars fan, it was always my dream to have a robot like R2-D2.  In case you aren’t familiar, R2-D2 is the trashcan looking robot who is one of the main characters in the Star Wars trilogy (he’s in the new ones too...

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Personas: What (or who) are they?

By Patrick Noonan

03.10.2013

(Click here to watch our video on User Groups & Personas.) In a number of projects, I’ve had the opportunity to dig deep into the concept of user personas and their application. User personas are generally considered a side dish in...

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Intuitive: A word that isn’t that intuitive

By Patrick Noonan

04.07.2013

I recently had a conversation with a client where the topic of drag-and-drop was brought up.  They had been using drag-and-drop in one of their products because they considered it an intuitive way for their customers to interact with...

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