Week 6: Navigation

This session follows on from the two we had last week on information architecture and user flows.  Navigation is the visual representation of these.  It is the way you navigate through space both online and offline.  It gives a map of ‘what you can do next’, it shows potential the user paths at each level. […]

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Week 5: User Flows

Yesterday’s lesson was mostly practical but we started off with a bit of theory.  First off we defined what a user flow is and their potential benefits. User flows map out versions of how people ‘go though’ your site, it is how they interact with a particular situation or artefact.  User flows allow you to […]

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Week 4: Usability and User Testing

First off, I learnt a new word! Our first learning objective for today’s lesson was to ‘explain usability heuristics’…  Heuristic means any given approach to problem solving, learning, or discovery that employs a practical methodology not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect, but sufficient for the immediate goals.  In the context of usability it means explaining: “when […]

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