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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.

Scrum, Agile

Exploring agile, part I

24.01.2019

Explaining the meaning of Agile or “to be agile” is no easy task. The saying “The more you learn, the less you know”, definitely applies to this topic. In an attempt to demystify its different meanings, this article explores Agile from three different perspectives, concluding with a fourth, holistic perspective. This is the first of two articles, the second part will explore 'the Agile Mindset' and the typical characteristics of Agile organizations.