Hi! You’re reading this, correct? What about someone who has low literacy? What does that actually mean for them? Low literacy means ‘not good at reading’ There’s a lot of low literacy about. One major investigation in the UK discoveredContinue reading… What does low literacy mean in practice?
Janet Six asked me to contribute to an ‘Ask UXMatters’ panel discussion on the topic of how to create presentations for development teams versus executive teams. I shared my thoughts, which focus on how the teams will want to knowContinue reading… Creating presentations for stakeholders: contributing to an article for UXmatters
Back in January 2020, I did a thing we don’t do any more: go to a conference. It was New Adventures 2020 in Nottingham and I chose it for two reasons: Andrew Travers recommended it, and I wanted to hearContinue reading… Live and live differently – an Effortmark poster
Recently, Amy Hupe asked this question on Twitter: Who’s got a really clear and concise explanation of what design systems are, that would make sense to someone who’s never come across one before? We had a good discussion and IContinue reading… What is a design system?
Someone asked me about writing good questions for forms. As usual I recommended the NHS Digital service manual page as a favourite resource – and then I thought “have I put that on my website?”. And I hadn’t. So hereContinue reading… “Write good questions for forms” advice in the NHS Digital service manual
What does co-design mean to you? The Effortmark poster for World Usability Day 2020 celebrates some of the things that co-design means to me. At the end of September 2020, I attended the inaugural meeting of a cross-government co-design community.Continue reading… A poster for co-design
If you’ve tried to code digital forms entirely by hand then you’ll know why we value form builders so much – digital tools that help with the process of getting the right questions into the right order. But even theContinue reading… A chat about forms and form builders – xgov
29th September 2020 was a really fun day for me because I attended the first meeting of a co-design community. The idea came from Janet Hughes, Delivery director working on farming and countryside at Defra. It wasn’t entirely a coincidenceContinue reading… Hello, co-design community
Surveys are easy to do – but harder to do well. Thanks to the UX Insight Festival 2020 who invited me to talk about my 7-step survey process, starting with Goals and thinking about Sampling, Questions, Questionnaires, Fieldwork, Responses andContinue reading… Surveys that work: an introduction to using Total Survey Error for the UX Insight Festival 2020
It was all going so well. I was running a forms workshop and we’d found lots of things to think about in the selected form. Then one participant said, sadly: “But we’ve got hundreds of forms like this”. Which ledContinue reading… Five ways to choose which form to fix