Just say it right, incorrect password – Hotmail

Posted on May 29, 2013

I typed in an incorrect password in Hotmail, and after several attempts, in order to try to figure out what was I wrong, I finally looked for, and read the error message. My first gripe is that the error message should have been more visible, as I only looked for it when I began to […]

Hand lettering

Posted on May 27, 2013

Moscow-based “calligraffiti artist” Senia—also known as Pokras Lampas—has started a lettering project, ‘Calligraphy on Girls’, where he paints gorgeous calligraphy onto the bare bodies of girls. Using the skin of his models as his canvas, the artist creates sensual living artworks that bring the beautiful female form together with beautiful letters. Covering the skin of […]

Wheel mouse – revolutionising the fold

Posted on May 26, 2013

Marketers are always concerned about “the fold”. The fold is defined as: That part of a web page that can be seen without scrolling down. The term comes from the newspaper industry, where editors and advertisers value the space in the upper half of the page more than the part that requires unfolding the newspaper. […]

User Experience and engagement

Posted on May 25, 2013

Forward thinking organisations have recognized the need to create lateral touch points between areas within the business. For example, marketing speaking to customer service. Product speaking more with the marketing team. They can use these relationships to build bridges between the different areas of the business, and improve the user experience. For example, if customer […]

Jordans Advert – Just beautiful

Posted on May 24, 2013

This morning, on the tube I saw adverts for Jordans Oats. I must say that I’ve never tried Jordans before but the advertising was so slick that I have been tempted to invest in a packet.

Landing pages – one goal, one message, one action

Posted on May 20, 2013

Know the business objective of the page, and what problem you are trying to solve. Send your visitor to a relevant, targeted page. They are on your page for a reason, so don’t let link leaks creep in. You do not want them to get distracted and end up somewhere else. Do not stray from […]

New website tour

Posted on May 13, 2013

You’ve created a new account section for your website, and you want to ensure that all your visitors can easily find their way around. Simple. Create a tour. Not a video tour where they have to skip back and forth to find the information or instruction that they need. But an interactive tour, where they […]

Enhance required input field

Posted on May 13, 2013

There are tons of articles out there about forms, particularly forms on eCommerce sites. I’ve been to a lot of sites that have bad forms. The form on my contact page isn’t great itself, but I’m working on it. I saw something particularly interesting today though. A form that focuses in on the required fields. […]

Colombian Patterns

Posted on May 11, 2013
Colombian Patterns

It’s been a while since I pulled out my Edding paint pens for a weekend session. The illustrations on this page are based on photographs I took whilst in Columbia in October 2012.

UX testing – mums the word

Posted on May 9, 2013

Keen to understand how the site I have been working on would test to someone who has never seen it before, I invited my mother to be my UX test guinea pig with the promise of dinner in return. “The goal of user experience design in industry is to improve customer satisfaction and loyalty through […]