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Top 5 Trends Influencing UX in 2012

An interesting question about the state of UX in 2012 was raised on Quora last weekend, one that I actually found quite difficult to answer, given that there are so...

Minority Report UX just around the corner?

Okay, so it needs some refining, but Russian company Displair has come up with an exciting new technology that projects images on to a stream of cold fog, and uses...

Three clicks or bust

There are lots of popular design myths passed off as best practice these days by armchair designers, particularly within the web design industry.

An iterative approach to UX

So all great web design projects start out with that spark of unbridled genius. You’re so convinced that your latest inspiration will be the answer to all your marketing prayers...

Getting the climax right

This has been around for a while now, but I love this classic TED talk by Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman, where he explains how a...

Why tone of voice is so important in UX

In marketing, we often hear the phrase Tone of Voice used to describe how a brand communicates with its audience. It’s usually used as a way of defining the character...

Project Clunky™

I was privileged to be a part of the Future Tech 2010 Conference in Media City, Salford on Wednesday, surrounded by a broad cross-section of digital media and technology types,...

Touchscreen vs Mouse

Mashable are running a poll to find out which user input device is most popular: Touchscreen or Mouse. When I posted my vote the mouse was blazing ahead, which seemed...

Those clever folks at Microsoft have done it again (no really)

Yes, that’s one ‘C’ word I never thought I’d use to describe the company who brought us Vista, but whilst leaving the office juniors to plot the next thrilling episode...

Principles of Design: The Immovable Truth

Nobody likes to be pigeon-holed. Yet as a designer, I often come across the assumption that because my daily business revolves around a specific medium, my design expertise is limited...

The Paradox of the Innovative User Experience

As a UX Designer, I face an impossible catch-22 on a daily basis. On one hand, I have an obligation to my stakeholders and clients to create digital experiences that...

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