A recent project I enjoyed was updating a logo designed about 15 years ago. Like architects say of homes, this logo had “good bones”, even if some aspects of it were a bit dated. I knew that it was a good candidate for an update. My clients also had only a JPG file of their logo design, and […]
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Some of you will already know that I’m out of commission for the summer after a fairly freakish accident. Lots of people have been asking what happened, so I decided to post the scoop. The night of Sunday July 6, I was at the grocery store. Walking in the banana aisle, I misstepped, rolling my left […]
iOS 7, Apple’s operating system for their tablets and mobile devices, moves away from the skeuomorphic design that characterized earlier versions of iOS. The new look is drastically different from the previous operating-system iterations and it boldly parts with some of the conventions that Apple had worked hard to establish over the past 8 years. […]
On September 10, I spoke to Canadian Library Association on the science behind making good user experiences for libraries. Despite a couple of technical glitches, it was a fun talk and a great group. I’ve never spoken while sitting on stage with my legs hanging off before, but I quite liked it; it made the […]
I’ll be giving a talk on user experience design at the Canadian Library Association Ottawa Kick-Off on September 10th at the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St. We’ll be discussing how user-centred design methods can make happy patrons – whether they’re navigating the library website or the library itself.
My presentation is available on Slideshare: Making Happy Users: The Science Behind Great User Experiences from Hilary Little
Download the Ninja UX Cheat Sheets I handed out after my CodeFest 2013 keynote. Please feel free to share!
I’ll be giving a keynote address at the Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 on Friday, August 9th at The University of Ottawa. The topic is Making Happy Users: The Science Behind Good User Experiences. The Web Experience Toolkit community invites Web coders, designers, accessibility and usability professionals, technical writers and anyone else interested in contributing […]
“We thought we could take our beautiful iPhone app, make a few tweaks for Android, and call ourselves ready for development. After all, we had seen this pattern from dozens of other highly successful apps. But after diving into design research, we realized this project would be a lot more complicated.” via 7 Key Questions […]
Get your website off to the right start. Here’s a list of resources that I personally use and recommend to my clients. Some of these will give you a discount. Let me know if you try any of them, and what you think! Web Hosting: HostGator is the website and WordPress host I recommend to […]