Why choose UX services from UX Connections?

Here at UX Connections, we provide a unique offering to customers. Since we are a specialised UX agency, there are several advantages to hiring us. These include: Specialists in UX and UI Design and Research We are experts in our field, making sure to do a thorough job and ensure that the user is the main priority throughout the entire process. We are their voice, and we work to bridge…

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Dubai Design Week 101: Everything You Need to Know

Continuing our Down in Dubai: UX Inspiration series, we’re focusing on one thing we are all very excited for – Dubai Design Week 2022. It’s the largest creative festival in the Middle East, and we’ll be attending it in person during our time in Dubai! For this reason, we thought we’d share with you the key themes of the event, and everything else you need to know about it if…

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12 Best UX Design Blogs (2022)

We know that you have been wading through pages of search results, eager to find UX blogs with high-quality, insightful articles. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.  Here are the 12 best UX blogs online. These blogs provide readers with exciting content that would definitely interest you, just as our blog does! Nielsen Normen Group Looking for professional UX guidelines and methods? Nielsen Normen Group (NN/g) is the right place…

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Consultant Profile: Lauren Nicholson

As a continuation of the series where we interview our UX experts, we spoke to a member of our team who’s been here since 2019, worked on numerous projects in a variety of industries, and leads our office in New York! Meet Lauren. UX Connections Consultant Profile: Lauren Nicholson from UX Connections on Vimeo. Okay, let’s start off with the basics – where did your interest in UX start, and…

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What the Future Looks Like for the Fashion-Tech Industry

As technology constantly evolves and continues to ingrain itself deeper and deeper into our everyday lives, almost every industry is finding itself having to (or even wanting to) incorporate it into their process. When it comes to the fashion industry, this means that more companies are using tech to improve the creation process, personalise the e-commerce experience, or predict the future of customer interest. No matter how or why they…

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How the Fashion Industry Continues to Develop its User Experience

Lifting the curtain of 2022 fashion week, New York has brought the world’s focus back to fashion. The dazzling catwalks and new collections that set the trends for the coming spring are splashed across the front page of almost every magazine. Here at UX Connections, we are not going to compare which brand has done a better job at fashion week, or which designer has more aesthetic designs, since that’s…

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NFTs: The Developing Relationship Between Fashion and Tech

Over the past few years, the world has been becoming  evermore digital and taken a big step toward the future. Things such as art, music, and photography have all taken steps towards digitalisation, so why not the fashion world? For the first article in our FashionXTech miniseries, we’ll be taking a look at how fashion has done just that, with the sudden creation of NFTs  – and don’t worry if…

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Worldwide Automotive: The Changes In The In-Car Experience

In the same way smartphones are almost unrecognisable from their predecessors 20 years ago, car interiors have also undergone a similarly seismic shift over the same period. To the point where the only commonalities are a seat, pedals, and a steering wheel, and even these could be on the chopping block soon with the advent of autonomous cars. The images below show a Mercedes S class in 2002, considered by…

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Worldwide Automotive: The Ownership Experience

In the last decade we have seen a change in the way we use and interact with transportation. Ride sharing services, such as Uber and Bolt, have become more common in the modern, digital world. However, digitalisation is not the only driver of change. Sustainability also plays a major role in the changes we see. More and more people decide to not own cars of their own because of the…

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Worldwide Automotive: The E-Commerce Experience

The creation and advancement of the internet has completely changed the buying process in most industries, even automotive. Since we’re in the middle of our Worldwide Automotive campaign, we thought we would take a look at these adaptations, comparing and contrasting the different e-commerce experiences of car buying and selling websites. The user experience of these sites is an integral part of their success, as the user has to be…

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Automotive Dealerships: The User Experience

The way in which customers are buying vehicles is changing, with consumers now, more than ever, moving away from the traditional dealership model. All the way back in 2015 an accenture survey found that 75% of drivers polled would consider conducting the entire car-buying process online. You only need to look at the astronomic growth of heycar, cinch etc.. to see that the industry is heading in that direction.  A…

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10 Best Fonts For UX Design (2022) – Favourites of Our UX Consultants

Whether in print or digital, font has always played an important role. It can change a design completely. Therefore beginners in UX might wonder: What fonts should I use? Am I using the right fonts? In this article, we are clearing the doubts by listing 10 fonts that our UX consultants love to use.  The fonts in favour are: Roboto SF Pro Inter Proxima Nova Helvetica Neue Manrope Open Sans…

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Sneak-peak into IOS 16: Accessible Apple

“Accessibility is a fundamental right, and we’re always pushing the boundaries of innovation so that everyone can learn, create and connect in new ways.”- Tim Cook, Chief executive officer at Apple Ahead of Apple’s 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference and in time for Global Accessibility Day, Apple have previewed a range of powerful updates designed for people with physical disabilities.  The new set of accessibility design features will be released later…

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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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useful user personas

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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