It’s time to design your app. Regardless of the platform, you will be faced with a fundamental question that has implications for both users and your business: design native or not.
You can build natively or not, but that’s another discussion. We’re going to talk about native design and user experience.
First, let us define what we mean by a native design. When releasing an app, you’re doing so on someone else’s platform. Be it Windows, Mac OS, the web (less of a “platform” but has similar properties), iOS, or Android – each has its own set of conventions and guidelines for how to create an app that feels more native to the platform. Apple has the HIG for its various platforms, Google created material design for Android and the web has a variety of widely accepted, less formalised conventions on how to design different types of interactions, born from decades of trial and error.
Trying to figure out how much a project might cost, comes down to being able to estimate your time effectively. We’re well accustomed to this having worked on hundreds of products and services over the years.
No two projects are alike and the factors affecting time for each vary greatly, so we must fully understand the brief, context and objectives in order to come to an estimate. When a new client approaches Every Interaction we would ask the following questions. (more…)
The Times Raconteur supplement wrote another forward thinking issue on the future of retail and approach me to contribute from a user experience perspective.
We’re super excited to announce we recently passed the 1,000,000 download mark on our design resources.
We made our first twitter resource back in 2013 as an internal tool to mock-up social profiles for clients. Photoshop had only recently added new vector tools and high density screens were starting to become a thing, so we wanted a way to train ourselves to better use these new features and create assets that could be scaled to 2x or beyond without loss of quality. The social template seemed like an obvious place to start – we rebuilt the entire twitter UI in vector from inside Photoshop and made the process of exporting the required images easy to manage. (more…)
Transforming a traditional service focussed company into a self-service platform using good design, user experience and software.
Many companies exist in traditional industries that evolve little over the years. In such industries the major players all compete with each other on fairly level terms. These conditions can lead to an undifferentiated landscape and sometimes a race to the bottom as price becomes the only remaining key differentiator. To stand-out, a company must look forward and adapt.
Occasionally you meet companies with a drive and vision to be the very best at what they do, but that’s not always enough to stay ahead of the competition. A visionary company needs people with the courage to try something so different it may cannibalise their existing business model. This is a story of working with such a client who understood the value of design and the power of software to turn their industry on it’s head and dared to try.(more…)
This year has seen us working in Fintech, Proptech, Cartech (if there is such a thing) amongst other Tech.
Our first Fintech foray of the year was working with Invstr a mobile app that lets you play with real-time trading data. We helped integrate real micro-trading into the platform and advance the design system to handle this new functionality.
What is spec work? Speculative design work requested in order to win a project, usually in a competitive pitch scenario.
Why would clients ask for spec work?
- They might not understand the process of design and the steps that must be completed in order to arrive at a good solution.
- They’re used to working with branding or advertising agencies where aesthetic design concepts are (to a greater extent) what determines a project’s success. This is not the case with UX Design.
- They want to reduce the risk by testing the agencies ability to deliver.
I was quoted in The Times newspaper Raconteur Digital Economy Supplement on Thursday 19th January 2017. The article was about ‘How AI will change buyer behaviour’