The UX of IoT Devices

The UX of IoT Devices

If you’ve survived the gift-giving frenzy of the recent holiday season, then perhaps you gave or received a connected device. Whether it was a smartwatch, an activity tracker, a home appliance, or some other bit of technology, you may be part of the growing user base for consumer IoT devices. These products are intended forContinue Reading

The secret to ‘Wow’ users through interaction design

The secret to ‘Wow’ users through interaction design

Interaction design is the phase almost all UX professionals enjoy the most, as this is where they finally get to create that experience that will blow users away – Something that will make people say; ‘Wow that works so well, why didn’t they think of this before ?’. Imagine the sense of satisfaction when yourRead more

Interactive Prototyping with OmniGraffle

Interactive Prototyping with OmniGraffle

I recently completed a project where I had to prototype with a high level of interaction on OmniGraffle. While going through this process, I learned a few tricks which I thought I could share. Plan your Project This point may seem a bit obvious, but it is the most important. Before starting on your wireframesRead more

5 User Experience Research Tips You Can’t Afford To Ignore

5 User Experience Research Tips You Can’t Afford To Ignore

There was a great post in my Linkedin feed recently by Luke Wroblewski of Google, with some simple and powerful stats. It’s a great post with bare facts on mobile phone usage. 2,600 interactions, just 6 ‘phone unlocks’ per hour and 14 hours of ‘awakeness’ just demonstrate how heavily mobile phones feature in our dailyRead more

Why Is Usability Testing Important?

Why Is Usability Testing Important?

Usability Testing is an essential aspect of any user-centred approach that puts the user at the centre of the development process. Adopting this approach advocates that the user should be foremost in any design and development decision. So, can you afford not to test your product and services with end-users? Technical development takes up mostRead more

The Toronto Police Car Design Dilemma

The Toronto Police Car Design Dilemma

It’s never as simple as just changing the colour.   A little while back there was a bit of controversy over the decision by the Toronto police to change the design of the police cars.  The police chief wanted the fleet to look more “modern and sleek”. So the colours were changed from white withRead more

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