Thoughts

Our thoughts, ideas, news and views that make us passionate about customer experience.

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Everyday accessibility

21 May 2020

User Vision is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21st May. It's an area we've been passionate about and promoting for the past 20 years! Watch our video to learn more.

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User Vision remote training – now online!

7 April 2020

Our new, virtual classroom courses bring our highly regarded learning opportunities to you, no matter where you are in the world.

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Applying service design & UX in the fight against the virus

29 March 2020

As the world fights a pandemic, any technical solutions should incorporate excellent user experience design. We are keen to contribute to the design of the best user experiences as cost effectively as possible.

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Remote User Research for insights in uncertain times

24 March 2020

We've got lots of tools and services to keep you in touch with your audiences and ensure your digital touchpoints are as effective as possible.

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Sketchbooking Within the Design Process

17 January 2020

Digitising the design process can have many benefits, however remembering when to step away from the computers and go back to basics with paper prototyping and wireframing can boost creativity, save time and above all help keep the mind clear.

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Smart homes – but are they intelligent?

16 December 2019

Part of our World Usability Day 2020 series. Smart home technologies have proliferated over the last few years as part of the expansion of the Internet of Things. Whilst a lot of these technologies use the same or similar connectivity protocols (Zigbee, Z-Wave or WiFi), they rarely interact with each other in a way that would benefit the user nor are they necessarily easy to set up and use.

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5 Dark Patterns of Black Friday

13 December 2019

The growth of online shopping has allowed retailers to use subtle psychological tactics to persuade shoppers to buy. We examine a variety of sites during their Black Friday events and identify a number of “Dark Patterns”, rating the impact of each from “Mildly Manipulative” through to “Downright Evil”.

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Accessibility Management and Strategy Deserves More Focus

11 December 2019

The results of the digital accessibility 'interactive poster' are in and they provide an interesting insight to the accessibility policies and governance by organisations that attended our World Usability Day 2019 open house.

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Creativity Cards

5 December 2019

Creativity cards is a quick-fire concept generation game that helps boost design thinking with the basics of pen and paper. This is an amazing tool for anyone looking to have some fun while improving their creative confidence.

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What a WUD!

5 December 2019

World Usability Day 2019 was our biggest yet! Find out more about our activities this year.

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