The challenge of context in modern UX design

I was chatting with @bobscape this morning about a talk outline he has written (see below) and it struck me just how complex modern UX design is becoming now that the context users are interacting in is so varied. We have some serious challenges ahead.

With the rise of mobile we, as web designers, now have a few more things to worry about. No longer can we simply concern ourselves with browsers and screen resolutions. These are not the only things that impact how our design will be accessed. Now the physical environment in which our UX is used plays a huge role in the design process.

Web design is not just about building websites. Its about providing relevant content and functionality within the context users are accessing our services. In this talk Rob looks at how to understand your users context and the potential implications for the services that we provide.

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  • Anonymous

    The FUTURE of web design is going to be mobile. Having a responsive website design is critical. I take all my mobile designs to task with remote Usability Testing (such as http://www.usertesting.com) to see what real website users really think while they use my mobile websites. Even when i think I got it right I am always amazed at what I find watching others use my designs.

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