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Consultant Profile: Mae Foster

As a continuation of our series where we interview our own consultants, we recently spoke to the UX Connections team member who has worked on a multitude of projects for UX Connections. We spoke for a while about her journey to UX, where she finds inspiration, and her growing expertise in user research.  Introducing, Mae. UX Connections Consultant Profile: Mae Foster from UX Connections on Vimeo. Where did your interest…

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SEO and UX: A Brief Overview

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that SEO is a ranking system that is constantly evolving. What was once a practice that involved using a never-ending amount of links, or making a dedicated keyword page, now involves a long list of factors to be taken into account – one of which is user experience. The UX of a website involves not only how it looks, but also how…

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BT Skills For Tomorrow: The Customer Journey

On March 29th, our Managing Director, Chris Sainsbury, will take part in a LinkedIn Live in association with the Skills For Tomorrow video he made in collaboration with BT (watch that here). In the lead up to the exciting event, we want to share some of the key insights he gives, specifically those to do with the customer journey.  The customer journey is defined by Chris as a way for…

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BT Skills for Tomorrow Interview Featuring Chris Sainsbury

London – 18 February 2022. Chris Sainsbury, the founder and managing director of UX Connections, is featured in the latest interview of Skills for Tomorrow from BT, talking about customer journey with an eye to providing practical advice and helping businesses from a UX perspective. Skills for Tomorrow is a platform of BT that offers free courses to people who look to enhance their digital capability. It aims to assist in…

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How to conduct research for useful user personas

When executed correctly, Personas can offer a valuable insight into your product’s requirements, outline the behavioural patterns of your users and in some cases even change the trajectory of a project. In this two-part series we explore the process we recently used at UX Connections to create useful user personas for a multinational client. “Having gone out into the wide world to understand your users’ lives, motivations and environment, a big…

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What can Reddit users teach us about good UX design?

Do on-screen volume controls need an update? Over the month of June, Reddit users over at r/ProgrammerHumor have been competing to reimagine volume controls. Witty, delightful and often infuriating, they’ve invented the most un-user-friendly volume controls ever to grace a screen.   So what can we learn from these whimsical designs? Is the volume slider due an update? Industrial designer Dieter Rams came up with the 10 commandments of good…

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Taking UX Connections Abroad!

A look back on our trip in Amsterdam Day 0 At 4PM I left my desk to catch my flight from Heathrow. Meeting with the rest of the team (Chris, Claire, Hayley & Liza) on the way there, our excitement slowly built up as we moved from station to station on the underground tube. Arriving at the airport we quickly passed all our checks, had a meal and began the…

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Do personas denote cultural standards?

Do personas denote cultural standards?

Personas are an incredibly useful modelling tool for representing complex networks of interaction and configuration. They enable designers to examine conceptual design ideals in a representational framework. Behavioural patterns and mentalities of real individuals are embodied, with an eventual focus on the attainment of goals. As maintained by Cooper: ‘One of the most critical tasks in the modelling of personas is identifying goals and expressing them succinctly.’ Goals and emotional…

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Anthropology and User Experience

Why Anthropologists are perfectly trained for a profession they’ve never heard of As an Anthropology graduate, I’m used to the questions about what it is I actually do, and what a practicing anthropologist actually is. Even my father, when I told him my decided vocation replied, “What the hell is that?” … And the confusion is not entirely unwarranted. Anthropology as a discipline is incredibly varied, and spans a gambit…

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