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.
Building creative R&D projects is embedded into our culture and identity at Cyber-Duck – but we often have to balance this with our commercial commitments. Following the huge success of our product UX Companion, Danny was invited by Smashing Magazine to explain the importance of R&D and how to make these creative side projects work.
We’re happy to announce the launch of a striking website for BAM, the UK’s leading construction company. The new responsive design transforms their online presence, providing a platform to showcase the unique, integrated nature of their construction services across an array of current and future mobile, tablet and desktop devices.
Google Penguin 3.0, the search engine’s latest significant algorithm update, is still rolling out across the festive period–over 7 weeks since the original launch. It’s clear that the search engine rankings of a variety of businesses continue to be affected, with traffic lost at a key time of the year. In this article, I will guide you through diagnosis and speedy recovery.
When the festive music takes over the Cyber-Duck speakers, we know it’s time to kick-start our Christmas project. This year, we’ve gone for something more than a bit different. Playing with the Internet of Things concept, we’ve built a Santa that responds to online activity – tweet @Cyberduck_UK and #makesantadance to see his moves via our live webcam, and be wished a Merry Christmas! I’m going behind the scenes to cover why and how we built this project.
At the end of October, Calum and I headed to Cardiff for The Web Is, a two-day conference celebrating 25 years of the World Wide Web. The single track event played host to a wide range of the web’s greatest innovators, storytellers and educators and they truly inspired us with their stories. Here are our highlights.