Archive for October 2016
Six of the team at SimpleUsability attended #NUX5 on Friday 7th October at the Northern College of Music in Manchester, which featured seven inspirational speakers from around the world sharing a variety of different UX topics.
Instead of the usual note-taking, SimpleUsability decided to try a more creative approach to capture the key features of each talk: Sketchnoting. Sketchnoting involves taking notes in a visual form that helps bring the notes to life, and helps people to remember the talk afterwards. Sketchnotes are also fun to share. In this article we share our Sketchnotes that were taken at NUX5, with key summarised points to explain the take away message from each talk.
On Wednesday 28th September, UX Sheffield was hosted at The Electric Works, and featured pioneer of usability Rolf Molich. Rolf, who has worked in the field since 1984, came to discuss ‘Myths about usability testing’.
‘5 users will find 85% of usability problems’
Rolf began the talk by discussing the myth, made famous by Jakob Nielson, that ‘5 users will find 85% of usability problems’. Rolf went on to explain how it is impossible to say you have found ALL usability problems, as some usability problems will be specific to certain types of users, and therefore are unlikely to be spotted with a small sample of users. Rolf suggested instead, rather, that ‘5 users are enough to drive a useful iterative cycle’, where the key usability findings will be discovered, as they will be applicable to the majority of your users.
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The latest NUX Leeds event on Thursday 27th September, was hosted, as usual, at SimpleUsability. Rochelle Gold, a user researcher for NHS digital came to present and talk about ‘Witnessing health. Impactful research in the NHS’.
Rochelle began the talk touching upon the current pressure which that NHS is under to move towards a paperless system by 2020. She explained that patients would not be forced to use digital NHS but it would be an option for them.
‘What is digital health?’ was Rochelle’s next question. Suggestions from the audience were those such as access to medical records, use of wearable’s, being able to book appointments online through NHS Choices, ordering prescriptions online and the possibility of consultations via Skype. The wide scope of services that could be included in a digital NHS means there are many user needs to be incorporated.
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