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UX Trends Workshop – A Recap

The word ‘trendy’ usually brings to mind one of two things: older people trying desperately to keep up-to-date with current fads, or someone who has a willingness to follow, rather than lead. It’s true: blindly following trends – in your personal and professional life – because of your peers, colleagues or competitors is rarely a good thing to do.


2018: What’s In Store for UX?

Over the past year, we’ve covered a huge range of topics on our blog – from Bitcoin’s user experience issues to chatbots to how human-centred design could change politics. But what will we be talking about in 2018?

We decided to bash our Bunnyfoot heads together to predict what we think will be the key trends to be aware of over the next year when it comes to implementing a user experience – and how to make them a success.


Why Information Architecture is So Important in UX

You may not be aware of it, but you encounter Information Architecture (IA) many, many times a day, and the list of ways you do so is practically endless – whether it’s on road traffic signs, menus in restaurants, your online banking app, the sports results, and even reading the phone book (if you still use one!)!

But what really is Information Architecture?


A Straight Forward, Straight Talking Guide to Mental Models

You may have read up on mental models and still be left thinking, eh? We’re not surprised; there’s lots of explanations out there using flowery language that makes it all sound rather convoluted. But the thing is, mental models shouldn’t be complicated. At Bunnyfoot, we like to practice what we preach. So, here’s a straight forward, straight talking guide to mental models.


How (UX) mature is your organisation?

September 27, 2017
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The discipline of UX is not a new one. In fact, its importance within product and service design has been evangelised by Bunnyfoot and other UX experts for a couple of decades now. However, there is still considerable variation across, and within, industries in terms of how UX principles and methods are adopted and used.


Expectations Modelling

In a previous post, I explained that one of the keys to providing a quality service is ensuring that customer expectations are met. I also explained that in order to meet expectations, an accurate understanding of what they are, based on research, is vital.


Empty states: why they are important

What is an empty state?

You may be wondering what an empty state is. I’m sure, at least once in your life, you have found yourself seeing a blank screen with no data and no guidance, not knowing what to do next.


What is a diary study?

A diary study helps provide insight into overall behaviour and experience.  The method involves people recording specific events, feelings or interactions, in a diary supplied by the researcher.


How to name your service

When approaching a problem or something you need to do, you start with a goal in mind, rather than the service you need to access or the tool you need to do the job. As Theodore Levitt (an economist and professor at Harvard Business School) said:

People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill; they want a quarter-inch hole!


Bunnyfoot talks ‘Inclusive by default’ at the University of West London

Last week we visited the University of West London to give a talk about being ‘inclusive by default’. Having worked extensively in this area for many of the UK’s biggest companies, we wanted to inspire undergraduate computer science and design students to make sure their future products include participants with access needs as a part of their standard research sample.


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