Last month, Cyber-Duck were involved with Talk UX, a brand new conference exploring new user experience concepts and ideas: from accessibility and design, to the digital afterlife. I travelled to Manchester for the event and left feeling inspired. I’ve summarised the main themes within this article.
The Application Developers Alliance is an international organisation that “supports developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs”. In 2015, their App Strategy Workshop series will see 15 events across 7 countries in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Danny was invited to host the Putting the U in UX panel on 26th March in London.
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.