We dropped in on a design class to give a case study presentation and challenge students to our UX Companion pub quiz.
I recently gave two lectures at the University of Hertfordshire for a Professional Issues in Computing module. The objective of the sessions was to provide the students with real-life examples from industry.
Last weekend, seven eager children came to our Elstree studio to take part in our first Kano computer workshop. From motherboards to Minecraft, the day was an educational success.
Google has announced the expansion of their mobile-friendly ranking signal’s role in the search algorithm. From the 21st of April, Google will not only label ‘mobile-friendly’ sites, but also use this factor to influence how high pages should rank in search results. At Cyber-Duck, we’ve begun advising businesses on how to get ready for the game-changing update, which could have a significant impact on their web traffic. It’s definitely time to consider a responsive web design for your main website.
We’re delighted to announce another award win! This time, it was our finance team’s turn to pick up the gong at the Business Finance Awards. Against the stunning backdrop of the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, they were announced as the Finance Team of the Year for 2015 in the Growing Business category.
We’ve been improving the way we design and build automated emails and newsletters for internal communication at Cyber-Duck. Throughout this process, we reviewed and tested several practices and strategies, from optimising images to using CSS styling. I would like to share what worked for us.
Usability (or user) testing is a key part of the iterative design process. Testing digital products with real users will give you the best chance to meet their needs and achieve return on investment (ROI) for the company. But, you can only gain useful insights if the test is carefully planned and run. We test throughout our user-centred design process, and I’d like to share tips to help you make the most out of your sessions.
We are delighted to announce that Cyber-Duck’s finance team has been shortlisted for a Business Finance Award this year! They’re up for the Finance Team of the Year in the ‘Growing Business’ category, rewarding excellence in financial management across the last year.
We were thrilled to be invited to run a series of workshops in Monday’s The Future is Now event at Broadcasting House. Cyber-Duck was brought in to inspire and teach staff at the BBC with our work and experimentation in the technologies of tomorrow.
Our popular user experience (UX) glossary app is ready to download for Android devices! Originally developed and launched for iOS over the summer, the app has become a key resource for the digital community. UX Companion has earned features in a number of publications and caused a stir on social media. Following numerous requests, we couldn’t wait to make the app available for even more people.