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
After recently completing an extensive website style guide for a client, we were reminded just how much this document reflects the orchestral nature of web design. Like performers with their instruments, all of the design elements have merit individually, yet when they come together in unison they create a unique and integrated experience. The jobRead more
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 display. Before its release, countless teaser videos emerged online showing users seamlessly interacting with the deviceRead more
For most, consumer products are one of the first touch points with the user which occurs at the unboxing. Like children at Christmas, the user will most likely be eagerly anticipating opening the box, unwrapping the product and start using their new toy. However, a poor, out-of-the-box experience, will result in user frustration, and theRead more
Akendi is a product strategy, user experience design and usability research firm. We are passionate about the creation of intentional experiences – whether those involve digital products, physical products, mobile, service or bricks-and-mortar interactions. We work shoulder-to-shoulder to optimize the experiences you deliver. Akendi Corporate Overview (PDF).
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