Monthly Archives: October 2011

The power of pictures

In debriefs I’ve always hated Powerpoint presentations. Maybe I’ve not seen any decent ones, but there’s reasonable evidence that the format if fundamentally flawed as a presentation medium. In a project for Sky, instead of Powerpoint I created a …

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2 methods of Research Analysis

Overview I have two methods of working; analogue and digital. When working alone I do everything on the computer, however if I’m working with others I usually grab a room at the client’s and cover it with post-its. This gives visibility to the pro…

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Simon’s list of ux techniques I’m trying to improve on

Here’s my list of things I keep getting wrong. Often when reviewing video from interviews I hear myself wittering on instead of letting the participant speak. I’ve decided to write a list to remind myself not to keep repeating the same mistakes. W…

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Thoughts on Grounded Theory

What is Grounded Theory? It’s sort of qualitative and quantitate meeting. You go into a piece of research with the clear goal of not reading the past journals about it. Your first interviews are analysed immediately after they finish using coding….

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Project methodology

For the benefit of anyone else that works in the user experience and field of ethnography I thought I would give you a sketchy view of the way I work. My usual M.O. is to spend time doing desk research, which leads to potential area of interest to…

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Practical tips for conducting user research

My great friend, Nick Bowmast, and one of the best UX people I know shared some very useful tip that I hope he doesn’t mind me sharing with you. We were discussing that people are so eager to please in user sessions and theyfeel the a compulsion t…

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