NUX Leeds, 28 August, Designing usable number entry interfaces

NUX Leeds returns with beer and pizza provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability from 6pm onwards and Sarah Wiseman’s talk at 6.30pm. For years research has been conducted in the field of text entry, and has led to some innovative designs for alphabetic text entry interfaces, but little attention has been paid to the way we enter numbers. Number entry is a highly pervasive task, whether it be entering our PIN at an ATM, or dialing a phone number to entering in financial data or medical information. Sarah Wiseman investigates number entry interfaces, and looks at the important aspects to consider when designing them. First, Sarah will cover the importance of getting number entry interfaces right, and will highlight examples of what happens when it goes wrong. Then she will talk about the aims of her research and what conclusions can be drawn from it. This will include design recommendations on implementing number entry interfaces with a UCD approach, including ways in which designers can reduce the number entry error rate for users. She will explain the cognitive theory behind number entry, and how this compares to what we know about text entry. Running order 6:00 – 6:30 Pizza & refreshments, provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability 6:30 – 7:30 Sarah Wiseman will talk about designing number entry interfaces 7:30 – 8:00 Open discussion and networking Free tickets Get free tickets here: Online event registration for NUX Leeds, 28 August, Designing usable number entry interfaces powered by Eventbrite Venue NUX Leeds will take place at the new SimpleUsability offices at Marshalls Mill. ebuyer are providing pizza for this event, while SimpleUsability are providing beer and...

NUX2 – Manchester UX, Design & Psychology Conference – 25th Oct 2013

The Comedy Store, Manchester ~ 25th Oct 2013 ~ 9.00am-5.30pm NUX2 is an all-day event in Manchester focussed on how an understanding of people can help you define, design, and build better experiences, on the web and beyond. With international speakers from some of the biggest digital brands, the day will provide a wealth of practical experience you can apply right away. Tickets are £25.00 and include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. More details:...

UX Challenge: how to choose the right approach (Guest blog from Ian Franklin Freelance UX Consultant)

Introduction In May we (WhatUsersDo http://www.whatusersdo.com/) were invited by NUX (Northern User Experience) to run two workshops in Leeds and Manchester exploring how User Experience and Digital Professionals select the right usability testing methodology and tools (given a series of challenging research objectives). (Original post about event) As well as being fun the workshop proved really insightful – seeing first hand how and why professionals select one method over another lead us to conclude: - very few people have real experience of the methodologies available - (as a result of the first point) misconceptions abound around the suitability of many approaches - lab-based testing scored relatively poorly (there’s a league table below) given its maturity.  About NUX NUX events are run regularly and give UX professionals the opportunity to network and share ideas. You can find details of NUX here: http://northern-user-experience.org/ Many thanks to Code ComputerLove (http://www.codecomputerlove.com/) in Manchester and Simple Usability (http://www.simpleusability.com/) in Leeds for hosting the events and the excellent facilities and refreshments that they provided. We were very grateful to be asked to run the workshops. How we did it The events usually have a speaker or two on a relevant topic and our aim was to deliver interactive sessions which gave people the space to share their experiences of usability testing. First we did a short presentation on the What Users Do remote video method and other similar methods that are available. This prompted a whole group discussion on who had used what methods, how often and what their experiences were. Having got people thinking we split the audience into small groups and gave them...