BeReal: The UX Perspective

BeReal is a new, upcoming app that aims to offer a more ‘realistic’ approach to social media. Unlike other apps where editing, scrolling and stalking is rife, BeReal is focused on ‘authenticity’ and keeping up with the genuine day-to-day lives of friends and family. As we’re a UX design consultancy, who keep an eye out on the latest tech trends and developments, we wanted to take a look at the…

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The Metaverse: How It Can Be Shaped by UX Designs

Metaverse became a buzzword as Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement that Facebook would be renamed as Meta. All of a sudden, everybody is talking about the Metaverse, and everyone is looking forward to the new era. UX Connections is no exception as we are keen on tech and design. However, we as a UX design agency, would like to place focus on how UX can help in the development of…

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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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Life at Sea: The User Experience

UX Connections is proud to sponsor our advisor Guy Rigby’s attempt to row the Atlantic in the Entrepreneur Ship, in support of UnLtd helping social entrepreneurs. Although you may think of UX as a digital product and computer-based process, it can actually be applied to everything, even physical experiences. It exists in every aspect of our daily lives, and thus of course, in life at sea! As we are in…

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Consultant Profile: Lisa Nordgren

As a continuation of our series where we interview our own consultants, we recently spoke to the UX Connections team member who has been part of the creation of our Gothenburg office. We spoke for a while about her journey to UX, how she is always improving as a designer, and much more. Read on to see what she had to say.  Meet Lisa. UX Connections Consultant Profile: Lisa Nordgren…

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UX Connections: Business Achievements 2021

As a final goodbye to 2021, we thought we would do a roundup of our biggest achievements over the past year. Sometimes, you don’t realise how far you’ve come without processing everything that you’ve achieved, and so we thought we would compile a list of some of the standout moments of the last twelve months. We can’t wait to see what 2022 will bring us, but we also see it…

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UX Highlights 2021

When the world changed back in 2020, there was a shift in focus for a lot of us. Things that brought us so much stress and worry no longer mattered in the grand scheme of things, and it was more about using our time to learn new skills, find new hobbies and rediscover that childlike joy of our favourite things. Since a lot of our time is still spent inside…

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Combining Service Design and UX

People are the heart of services – Service Design is a multi-disciplinary methodology that enables a more holistic view of the design process. At UX Connections, we use a variety of design and research methods in our process to unveil ubiquitous actions to improve relations and the delivery of services.

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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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Messenger Lite: Does less equal a better user experience?

Connor James Ibbetson, Journalist Facebook Messenger is packed full of features. Stories, gifs, games, food, reactions – you name it, Messenger probably does it. But for those who just want to talk – could there be a better way? Facebook, like it or loathe it, it is a part of all our lives in one way or another. But a little known alternative Facebook app may offer respite to those…

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