Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately, a pattern library can help.
Most of the people who write for the web are not professional digital copywriters. How can these people create better content without years of training? They only need to ask one question.
We all need to win over clients and stakeholders to do our job. Without them, we cannot get approval to do the things we need to do. But, most of us are surprisingly bad at doing so. The question is, how are we messing up and what can we do about it?
When you run your own business it can be tough to take a break. Especially hard if you work alone. In this post, I share some techniques and tips that help me get quality downtime.
As User Experience Designers we use prototyping all the time. But persuading clients and management they are worth the time and money can be frustrating. This post lays out the business benefits of prototyping.
There has been much debate about whether it is possible to design the experience of users. Can you really be a user experience designer? I believe that depends on how you define the role.
Sooner or later many of us as digital professionals end up having to write a website review. When we do, we need to do more than focus on the surface and instead delve a little deeper.
Great work is only possible in the right environment. But many of us don’t work in a place like that. How can we change our workplace? That is the question I answer in this talk at Awwwards London.
Many things shape the experience of users. However, nothing is more likely to drive users away than a poorly performing website.
We need colleagues to change. Whether creating a better experience or encouraging digital thinking. We need them to do things in a different way. But, change is hard and people are often reluctant.
The images on your website can be both a curse and a blessing. They can be a compelling part of your content. Yet they can cripple performance, especially in todays multi-device world. It is time to squeeze the most from every image we use.
A user experience designer is not the same as a user interface designer. Their tools are collaboration, research and design thinking. Not Sketch or Photoshop.
Many in-house digital teams are under resourced and under appreciated. But moaning isn’t going to bring about change. Fortunately, there are positive steps you can take.
Has a fear of speaking to a room full of people prevented you from sharing your experiences? Would you like to be a public speaker, but are too nervous? Then this opportunity is for you.
The nature of digital requires a unique approach to managing projects. We need to embrace new working practices if we want to see success.
There is a chronic under-investment in training around digital subjects. This leads to employee turnover, a lack of innovation and a failure to keep up with digital evolution.
Every website tries to convince users of something and most rely on copy to do so. Yet most companies refuse to invest in it.
Creating a great user experience does not stop at the edge of the screen. It is fundamentally linked to the products and services we offer.
There is no doubt that our website is a powerful marketing tool. But if we approach it with that attitude in mind we can do more harm than good.