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Cognitive Walkthrough

01. April 2018 — Time to Read: 1 Min

What is a Cognitive Walkthrough? Cognitive Walkthroughs are used to examine the usability of a product and are usually carried out internally. Internal staff are asked to…

Heuristic Evaluations

11. March 2018 — Time to Read: 2 Min

What is a Heuristic Evaluation? In a heuristic evaluation, a usability expert will review a website and compare it against accepted usability principles. This analysis…

How I Combine Quantitative and Qualitative Data

29. September 2017 — Time to Read: 2 Min

Qualitative and quantitative are two essential approaches to understanding your users. Combining qualitative and quantitative data can improve an evaluation by ensuring…

Measuring Success In UX

30. July 2017 — Time to Read: 2 Min

User Experience seems to be leaning more heavily towards data science to gather the metrics that can be used to measure the success rate. Success is just one of the many…

The Problem with Password UX

24. June 2017 — Time to Read: 2 Min

Forgotten Password UX is a pain point for the vast majority of us. The average person has a lot of passwords to try and remember. From websites to social media platforms…

ARIA labelledby

02. June 2017 — Time to Read: 1 Min

The aria-labelledby attribute can be used to provide an accessible name to a subset of elements. It's used to associate a group of elements, or to establish a…

Hook Model

01. May 2017 — Time to Read: 2 Min

The Hook Model is a guide into designing habits and increasing engagement that will benefit your users. Last year I was book deep into researching engagement strategies…

Forget Everything You Know

09. April 2017 — Time to Read: 1 Min

Forgetting how you use websites is crucial to understanding how your users will use your website. You need to get back to basic thinking or as Richard Saul Wurman would…

When To Use Buttons

02. March 2017 — Time to Read: 1 Min

When to use a button is often confusing for beginners and advanced HTML authors alike. The confusion is made worse by the many different types of buttons that you can use…

Lean UX

08. February 2017 — Time to Read: 1 Min

The newest buzz word on the block is Lean UX. Lean UX is basically doing UX in the context of Agile development. It's a faster more iterative approach to web design…

How to Ruin An Experience

06. January 2017 — Time to Read: 2 Min

I've recently noticed that as a front end developer, i'm liking working with the web much more but as a user, I am constantly irritated by a lack of attention to detail…

Future of Navigation

19. November 2016 — Time to Read: 1 Min

Navigation on the web sucks. Large websites can be hard to use and oftentimes send you to the wrong place. Most e-commerce websites I use are terrible at navigation. As…

ARIA Landmark Roles

11. September 2016 — Time to Read: 2 Min

ARIA landmark roles help screen reader users understand the purpose of different areas of a web page, such as search, navigation or the main content. They are really…

How I audit builds

22. July 2016 — Time to Read: 2 Min

Accessibility isn't just a technical issue. It's a design issue. It's a content issue. It's something that every department that touches a website should think about…

Learning To Learn

18. May 2016 — Time to Read: 4 Min

A few years ago I was forced into having to learn a new topic. This is the best scenario for someone like me. I was the worlds best procrastinator but I quickly developed…

An Open Letter To Web Designers

21. March 2016 — Time to Read: 2 Min

Over the last year I’ve noticed something quite dreadful. My eyes are failing me. I forced myself to go for a check up and my fears were confirmed. I chose my glasses and…

Responsive Web Design is Web Design

08. March 2016 — Time to Read: 1 Min

A new year means lots of blogs are posting "What will be hot in Web Design 2015" style posts. I usually scan over them quickly to see if anything exciting might be on the…

Document Outlines

06. January 2016 — Time to Read: 2 Min

Every Web page has a document outline and it is created by your headings, table titles, form titles etc. The document outline is the structure of your web page. A…

Web Education

26. November 2015 — Time to Read: 2 Min

I miss it. I miss having the freedom to do things wrong. I miss detailed lectures about engaging topics. I miss the discussions about typography, design and semantic code…

Apple Accessibility Settings

20. September 2015 — Time to Read: 1 Min

I have always been impressed with Apple's concern for accessibility but the latest iOS 8 is a massive improvement. Since Apple went flat in version 7 I have struggled…

Managing Oneself

12. July 2015 — Time to Read: 2 Min

I have been thinking a lot about how to manage my work load whilst staying focused recently and happened across Peter Drucker's excellent essay, Managing Oneself…

Accessibility Quick Wins

08. May 2015 — Time to Read: 2 Min

Accessibility does't have to be hard, you shouldn't need to read reems of documentation or worry about the extra time it will take. I started to take an increasing…