WORD TO THE WISE

Digital transformation insights and tech blogs by WORTHIES.

DevOps

3 Ways DevOps Saves Time

21.02.2019

As we previously discussed in Aimar's previous blog post, DevOps aims to improve quality and efficiency, while reducing the risk of failure within software development teams. There are a number of ways we may achieve this by. These include breaking down team-silos, automating processes and continuously quantifying success. To view all this from a slightly more practical angle, this time we'll focus on 'three ways DevOps efforts help save time'.

Design, User Experience

Under the microscope: user testing mobile menus

08.02.2019

When using a website menu on a mobile device, how exactly does the user get to a landing page? Click on the heading? The chevron icon? Do you need an extra menu item for the landing page? Simple questions, banal even, but as a jobbing designer we have to resolve them one way or another. The best way to trash your projects’ usability is to not consider the little things as you go along.

Gamification, User Experience Design

Engaging people with game elements and mechanics

31.01.2019

As a User Experience Designer, one of my main tasks is to make it easy for users to achieve their goals and perform their tasks using the service we create. We summarise this as “having a good experience” while using the application, the service, and preferably throughout all interactions a person has with a product or service. However, this is not always enough to keep people engaged or motivate them. Gamification can enhance experience to improve motivation and engagement.