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What makes the perfect tester?

August 14, 2014

This week we were tasked with finding keen puzzlers; those who had a penchant for Polygon, a craving for Codeword and a fondness for Fukoshiki. It got me thinking about the range of profiles we have been asked to recruit for, the trials and tribulations of the recruitment process and how you can never be […]

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Big Data SEO and UX Research

July 19, 2014

12 years ago, when we started Web Usability, so much in the digital world was new; digital marketing, analytics, UX, SEO to name just a few. However, in the last few years the growth of this digital tool kit has slowed down, with very few recent additions of major significance – a sign of the market […]

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Do users know what they want?

June 7, 2014

Having successfully launched our brand new responsive website we are now big advocates of this method of website design, unless fundamental issues stand in your way. Some of our clients are keen to advance down the alternative adaptive route, which recognises when a smartphone is being used and pushes an entirely separate, mobile specific site […]

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Digital Convention: Your New Best Friend

May 13, 2014

Recently, we have spent a lot of time watching testers navigate their way around the smartphone apps of a well-known British newspaper. What is becoming increasingly apparent is the importance iconography has to play in a user’s experience of a site. With the growing dominance of smartphones and tablets, and the limited real estate these […]

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A/B Testing v UX Research

April 23, 2014

  We sometimes come across clients who argue that they don’t need to do any UX testing because they undertake A/B or multivariate testing. They say that these approaches provide hard evidence of what actually works. It is hard to argue with “We made this change and there was a 10% uplift in sales”. However, […]

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Met Office extends relationship with Web Usability

March 13, 2014

During 2013 Web Usability has enjoyed working with the Met Office on a wide variety of website, mobile site and app projects, both in the lab and out and about with their business users. We are delighted that the Met Office has been happy with the services we offer and way we work, and has […]

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Look who we’ve been doing multi-device testing for over the last year…

March 13, 2014

People use multiple devices to access the web – increasingly, they’ll refer to the same site at different times and in different contexts on different devices. So it’s important to ensure that they get a great user experience – whatever device they use, and regardless of whether it’s a responsive or adaptive design, or separate […]

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Happy New Year from Tara

January 6, 2014

2014: the year of the horse according to the Chinese, although I think it’s going to be more of a dog’s year. This January has not only brought with it my perennial New Year’s resolutions to give up the bonios but a budding new career opportunity. Next time you are in your local shop/ WH […]

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Touchy feely – is the mouse redundant?

December 12, 2013

We have recently taken delivery of a Microsoft Surface tablet and a couple of touch screen monitors. For Peter, our director, it was like Christmas had come early. Delivery day saw him happily ripping opening packaging and focusing completely on his new toys. We could have asked him for 100% pay-rises and a week off […]

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Web Usability is proud to announce – our new website!

December 12, 2013

Phew, we’re mopping our brows and sighing with relief, now that our new website is finally ready for launch – check it out at wup.tiltuat.co.uk. You would think that as usability experts who review and research hundreds of sites, we would have the most shiny, up to date and user friendly site on the web. […]

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