A tiny lesson: Using the Lean Coffee format for large group discussions

27th January 2016

This week we hosted the Agile SwapShop meet up at Clearleft, and had around 20 people come along to the session. With such a large group of people, and the emphasis being on discussion rather than presentations, it was important to find a method to allow everyone to get involved and provide a useful structure for the conversation. We decided to try out the Lean Coffee method.

Clare Kirkland
Clare Kirkland

Clearleft Roundtable series: ‘Going Responsive’

27th January 2016

A couple of weeks ago we held the second in a series of Roundtable events, where we invited UX leads, product owners and creative technologists from organisations like The Guardian, Auto Trader, RBS and Pearson who are at varying points of the journey of going responsive; to share experiences, troubleshoot, debate and share ideas.

Anna Carlson

Hamburger, hamburger, hamburger

19th January 2016

Andy’s been playing Devil’s Advocate again, defending the much-maligned hamburger button. Weirdly though, I think I’ve seen more blog posts, tweets, and presentations defending this supposed underdog than I’ve seen knocking it.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

Testing

15th January 2016

It’s tempting to think of testing with screen-readers as being like testing with browsers. With browser testing, you’re checking to see how a particular piece of software deals with the code you’re throwing at it. A screen reader is a piece of software too, so it makes sense to approach it the same way, right?

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith

In Defence of the Hamburger Menu

13th January 2016

The hamburger menu has gone from handy UI element to social pariah. In this article Andy Budd discusses why some of the criticism may be premature and ill-informed.

Andy Budd
Andy Budd

20 second gut tests

21st December 2015

The 20 Second Gut Test is a workshop which can help you discover an initial visual design direction. It helps you identify general design aesthetics and is a good technique to help you get started.

Michael Allan

Hero’s Journey UX Workshop: Part II

2nd November 2015

This is second and final of the Hero’s Journey UX Workshop. This part of the workshop is about identifying opportunities to help each hero along their journey and designing value proposition that embody those opportunities.

John Ellison

How do you get rid of friction in projects?

28th October 2015

‘So, how’s your week been?’ ‘Not bad. The project is going pretty well, the client seems happy.’ ‘Sounds like it’s going well. Do I hear a but in there?’

Clare Kirkland
Clare Kirkland

Hero’s Journey UX Workshop: Part I

26th October 2015

The Hero’s Journey is a two-part workshop that guides project stakeholders and team members through identifying solutions that solve real problems for real people.

John Ellison

Content Strategy: A Guide for UX Designers

17th September 2015

To mark the launch of their rather splendid new website, our friends over at GatherContent have published a series of hands–on Content Strategy guides.

James Box
James Box

Canvassing a project

7th September 2015

Using a Project Canvas to define the what, who, how and why.

Andy Thornton
Andy Thornton

How do Content Strategists work?

4th September 2015

This post gives you a cheat sheet to work with it you’re starting a new project and you want to know how best to work with a Content Strategist. It also has examples of how Content Strategy works in practice.

Ellen de Vries
Ellen de Vries