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Instore NFC application

Instore NFC application

Brief Here we were tasked to put together a concept to help users interact with products in store, blending the online and offline customer journey. Using NFC to help users in store to find out more about the products they are interested in whilst being able to remove the clutter around the products on show. … Continue reading “Instore NFC application” ...

Security – Tech Insight

Security – Tech Insight

Hosted at Potato the focus of the talk was Security and Future Interfaces. The speakers Adam Alton and Stu Cox from Potato spoke about their experiences of working with Google and creating secure digital products. Firstly Adam and Stu set the scene by talking about Hacking, and how this as designers and developers we may … Continue reading “Security – Tech Insight” ...

IOT at UX Crunch

IOT at UX Crunch

Being hosted at Lloyds The UX crunch had 3 guest speakers tonight to talk through their experiences of working with IOT. Here we had Avril O’Neil Co-founder & creative director at Ding Products, Tim Dained UX & Service Designer, previously at Cambridge Consultants, and Priya Prakasha Founder of D4SC (Design for Social Change). The first … Continue reading “IOT at UX Crunch” ...

Lifestyle configurator

Lifestyle configurator

Brief Here I was asked to design a concept to help showcase an idea for a lifestyle config, that allows Samsung users to filter through the various products by saying how they will be using the phone/ tablet.   Process First we looked at all the filters that we could use, to help us offer … Continue reading “Lifestyle configurator” ...

Samsung Homepage

Samsung Homepage

Evaluate the Samsung Galaxy S8 product page and provide improvement recommendations in the form of a presentation to present to the Cheil UX team. http://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-s8/?s8-fulldetails Research Ideation Allow users to learn about the products as well buying options. When user chooses a phone (colour) the theme of the page changes throughout. Give users an initial … Continue reading “Samsung Homepage” ...

Transforming rail

Transforming rail

  High I took a  quick look at the recent survey site about the new rail timetables that are being introduced, after seeing how my 8 friends reacted to the website. https://www.transformingrail.com/ A friend recently sent me a the link above link over Whatsapp. With a lot of the group commuting into london it became … Continue reading “Transforming rail” ...

Trading Skills – MUXL Academy project

Trading Skills – MUXL Academy project

  The brief Discuss real problems that can be solved with tech in 8 weeks, with users you can contact for research purposes. Here we discussed a variety of ideas first looking at dating apps, which then quickly turned into a way of connecting people. The main idea was a trading skills app where baking … Continue reading “Trading Skills – MUXL Academy project” ...

Sketch to production – Design Museum

Sketch to production – Design Museum

A talk that looked at the Italian car industry, with a first look at both the Automotive sectors in Italy and in the UK. Looking where the technology is taking the industry and the areas that may cause issue in the future, with an exhibition at the end ‘Ferrari: Under the skin’. The roundtable discussions … Continue reading “Sketch to production – Design Museum” ...

Human in AI – UX Crunch

Human in AI – UX Crunch

With 3 guest speaker UX crunch organised a night to discuss the developing world of AI and how we design for interactions with this new technology. With Becky Priebe a Director of human Experience at RealWear, Alex Bone the Co-founder from Mettle Studios and Ben Scott-Robinson a founder at the Small Robot Company all talking … Continue reading “Human in AI – UX Crunch” ...

Sainsbury’s components

Sainsbury’s components

A project looking at what new components and functionality we can add within the Magnolia CMS. Competitor analysis Looking into how our competitors serve up content containers to their customers.   Persona Taking the personas and turning their needs into question to be answered and then using these to create “How might we” questions How … Continue reading “Sainsbury’s components” ...

UX Academy MUXL

UX Academy MUXL

Week 1 – HCD or UCD Week one opened with the 9 member sheepishly greeting each other and finding out about one another’s backgrounds, from Developers turned Designers, Marketing executives, and Graphic Designers all wanting to learn more about UX. The class size was a good number which allowed everyone to participate without feeling intimidated. … Continue reading “UX Academy MUXL” ...

UX Books

UX Books

Its not how good you are, its how good you want to be Paul Arden     When Coffee and Kale compete Alan Klement     Lean UX Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden     Design for real life Anil Dash     Dont make me think Steve Krug     100 Thinks every designer needs … Continue reading “UX Books” ...

Data Science – Tech Insight

Data Science – Tech Insight

Hosted at the Goldsmith center Farringdon, AKQA took a look at Data Science with three guest speakers each with a variety backgrounds within the industry, with Dr Rebecca Pope talking about how machine learning can make Healthcare more human, Dr J.Rogel looking at how the discipline interacts with different areas of the business, and Robin … Continue reading “Data Science – Tech Insight” ...

Voice – MUXL

Voice – MUXL

Lee Mallon the Technical lead from Rarely Impossible came to share his experience in working with Alexa voice, giving some useful insight into how using this technology can change the way we communicate. One point raised was quite interesting, talking about how the younger generation adapts to technology first, but then turning this conception on … Continue reading “Voice – MUXL” ...

Nexus

Nexus

Hired by a small agency (The Workers) to help wireframe a new website for a production studio (Nexus Studios) who produce and direct films for clients such as Audi, UEFA, and Google. Within the brief the clients wanted a more streamlined approach the pages that were currently on the site with focus on the studio … Continue reading “Nexus” ...

Supplier site

Supplier site

A project at work where I was asked to build a go to website that would help answer the questions that our supplier have, when booking content onto the Sainsbury’s website. ...

Atomic design

Atomic design

When first joining Sainsbury’s, I found that the team were using templates for their page builds. After talking with a number of the producer team I found that they want more control within their pages. As the team did not have HTML skills it caused a lot of pages to break as they tried to … Continue reading “Atomic design” ...

CompShop

CompShop

Scope Within a buying role at Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Argos and you are starting to prepare for a new season, or looking at a new range there is first a lot of research that needs to be carried out. One of the tasks is to perform a Comp Shop, to see what competitors are selling within their … Continue reading “CompShop” ...

Tesco Bank

Tesco Bank

Redesigning Tesco bank to give a consistent look and feel. The problem: When navigating through the site, the website went into different formats, with the navigation moving around the page from right to left. There is no obviously place to go within the homepage if you want to pay a bill, or showing how much … Continue reading “Tesco Bank” ...

HTML/ CSS and Semantics

HTML/ CSS and Semantics

A quick presentation giving an introduction into HTML, CSS and Semantics ...

Tents

Tents

When working within the camping range, we received a lot of complaints that the user would wake up in the middle of the night with the tent leaking. With total refunds for a tent being around 7%. After receiving a number of the returned samples and assembling them in the garden and leaving them up … Continue reading “Tents” ...

Halifax Share Dealing

Halifax Share Dealing

A personal project looking at the home page of the Halifax share dealing site. The Problem Whilst using this I found that the homepage didn’t offer much other than a form a set of links to other areas of the site. There were 3 sets of links which made it difficult to know where you … Continue reading “Halifax Share Dealing” ...

Accessibility Notes

Accessibility Notes

It is important that we try to make our content as user friendly as we can. Here are some pointers that we should remember when designing, writing/ and building our pages to help our customers who are for example visually impaired or colour blind. Images Users can have difficulty understanding images that are not accompanied … Continue reading “Accessibility Notes” ...

SEO Notes

SEO Notes

General rule is to make the content as useful and as easy to understand for our customers. Google will see this, and raise our pages up the ranking. When putting a SEO plan together you will need to allow around 2 months before you see any improvements through on Google. Ideally content pages should be … Continue reading “SEO Notes” ...

LWS Accessibility talk

LWS Accessibility talk

Billy Gregory @thebillygregory was very entertaining, but with a very important message. Talking about a tweet that he sent out over a year ago that he didn’t think much about at the time. This then caught on about, and he came over from Canada to talk through Some User experience eg SUX. Billy Gregorys original … Continue reading “LWS Accessibility talk” ...

Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group

A Review of the Club Lloyds page within the Banking / Personal current accounts section within www.lloydsbank.com. Showing shortfalls of current page, and improvements to the UX of the current section, as well as showing approach to launch live.  With the aim of encouraging more customers to apply for or upgrade to the product. Existing … Continue reading “Lloyds Banking Group” ...

Honda Test drive

Honda Test drive

A personal project, looking at the process of booking a test drive, and Identifying friction points within the journey. The original site   The Competition   Notes from competitors   What the User needs To be able to speak with the local dealer. To find the right car for my needs/ interests. To understand the … Continue reading “Honda Test drive” ...

UX and Banking

UX and Banking

An interesting talk looking at the future of banking at how the industry thinks it will evolve. Some good speakers with a couple from agencies such as Athlon, but most interesting was the two speakers from Lloyds and Monzo. It was great to see these two gently spar throughout the evening, sharing comments about how … Continue reading “UX and Banking” ...

Bubble Machine

Bubble Machine

Bubble Machine How manufacturing faults can lead a user to think their product has failed… ...

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2014 Snetterton test

After a long winter, and a year of not racing the emptiness at the weekends has become too much and our first outing of 2014 will be a test at Snetterton on the 21st of February, in something a little larger than a Kart. We will be testing a Mazda MX5 with the plan to … Continue reading “2014 Snetterton test” ...

Anglian Cup 2013

Was good to be back in the seat, as its been a long time since we last raced in October. We showed pace putting the kart 2nd on the grid on the Saturday, and pole on Sunday. We were a little rusty in race conditions though, getting excluded and docked placed for having the incorrect … Continue reading “Anglian Cup 2013” ...

NFC 2

Brief Here we were tasked to put together a concept to help users interact with products in store, blending the online and offline customer journey. Using NFC to help users in store to find out more about the products they are interested in whilst being able to remove the clutter around the products on show. … Continue reading “NFC 2” ...