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User Experience

UX of Software Things

Posted on February 15th, 2015.

If you’re part of a team that build software products, you’ve probably heard about UX before and you know it’s kind of important. But often in stand-up’s, I hear developers say: “the work I’m doing at the moment doesn’t really form part of the UX”. Just the other day a developer said to me that he was...

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User Experience

Usefulness of Useful

Posted on February 6th, 2015.

The biggest challenge in designing a great product is figuring out what the core features are that will fulfil the users’ needs. Not only should the product fulfil those needs, but also deliver it in a way that is easy to understand and pleasant to use.

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User Experience

Does User Experience Design Exist?

Posted on November 13th, 2014.

I stumbled across a post this morning (from back in 2008 by Zurb) titled “User Experience Design Does Not Exist“.  It caught my eye, because this is something that has crept back in my mind (again and again) – and as a user experience designer myself, it makes me feel a bit uneasy…but that’s a good thing....

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Lean Startup

Prototyping the MVP

Posted on October 13th, 2014.

There’s something that’s been bothering me for quite some time in how digital products are being made today. Far too often I see great engineering behind products, but with poor execution of how it works within the lives of people. The Lean Startup movement and the buzz around a MVP (minimum viable product) has made the...

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Talks

Stop making bland things

Posted on October 4th, 2014.

Download or view on SpeakerDeck Here are my slides from my talk at UX South Africa 2014.

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Events

Taking Your Dev Team On The UX Journey

Posted on March 25th, 2014.

Last week I gave a talk at the SAUX Cape Town meet-up at 22Seven’s vintage theatre, sponsored by Flow, 22Seven and BSG. The evening was something out of a fantasy: from a popcorn machine that greeted you at the door leading into a moody red-seated theatre with big giant pencils and ink pots completing the scene.

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User Experience

I Love UX Design. What is a UX Designer?

Posted on September 24th, 2013.

If you are new to ux design or simply want to understand the world of a ux designer a little better, this awesome two-part video gives a high level view of what a ux designer does. The videos were created by Viran Anuradha Dayaratne www.iluvuxdesign.com which gives praise to ux designers in their quest for creating better experiences...