Sunday, 24 June 2012

iPad user trends survey

An interesting summary of a survey of iPad users conducted by YouGov. Tablets, perhaps unsurprisingly are identified as leisure devices and not particularly mobile.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Homepage stakeholder management

How do you maintain the coherency of your homepage, while keeping stakeholders happy? Paul Boag explains an activity he uses to focus the minds of the group all making demands for homepage real estate.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

My UCD workshop at IWMW 2012 Edinburgh

I ran a workshop this week at IWMW 2012 which was hosted here at the University of Edinburgh. In it I went through some user centred design techniques I've used on a range of projects.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Card sorting resources & alternatives

I've never had a tremendous amount of success integrating the findings of card sorts into ongoing developments, but have come across one or two services that have been great to use.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Website disaster recovery

A nice little article full of sound advice from Paul Boag. Your website doesn't have to be a disaster for this to be a worthwhile read.

Call to action advice

Calls to action. I don't think we're that great at them. Why? Because we manage websites where we're not crystal clear about what we want visitors to do.

Mobile user experience briefing

I went along to another of User Vision's excellent breakfast briefings today; the topic was mobile UX.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Testing internal search

Some great tips for scenarios when testing your website's search engine, from

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Why usability problems go unfixed

You'd think it would be a no-brainer to do something about serious usability problems when they're uncovered. But in some instances things that cause problems for users time and again, affecting business performance go untouched. Why? Caroline Jarrett and Steve Krug's presentation explains.