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User centred design

Bunnyfoot’s new bigger, better London office and labs!

Thanks to the continued success of our Westbourne Studios office, we are moving on to something bigger and better. We’ve outgrown the space at Westbourne so need more, better testing labs and more consultant desks.

For months we’ve been on the lookout for the perfect location and we found it at St John’s House in Farringdon.

Bunnyfoot's new London office

Bunnyfoot’s new London office from the outside


Designing for human behaviour -the top 10 things you need to know about people

(Notes from the UK Usability Professionals’ Association workshop with Dr Susan Weinschenk)
We often attend events and network with other experts in the usability and user experience profession. I recently attended a workshop organised through the UK Usability Professionals’ Association and thought it would be useful to share my notes. In this workshop Susan Weinschenk (a well-known consultant and author from the US) presented her ten principles for engagement. These principles are a really nice summary of considerations that we consider every day when designing interactive experiences.


Frank Rose speaks with Bunnyfoot

April 12, 2012
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We are very excited to have Frank Rose joining us to talk about “How the digital generation is changing the way we tell stories”, a theme covered in his latest novel. It’s also a great chance to take a tour of our new offices in Clerkenwell.

  • Thursday 24th May, 2012
  • 18:00 – 20:00
  • The Bear Bar, St John’s Square, London, EC1M 4DE

Reserve your place now through eventbrite


Legislation.gov.uk scoops Public Sector Digital Award

January 27, 2012
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Legislation.gov.uk scoops Public Sector Digital Award

Legislation.gov.uk scoops Public Sector Digital Award

After much anticipation, we are proud to announce that The National Archives have won the Best example of ICT-enabled innovation and enterprise at the Public Sector Digital Awards for their work on legislation.gov.uk

Rebecca Gill and Mark Pierce from Bunnyfoot joined the team from The National Archives and The Stationery Office to receive the award at London’s prestigious Guildhall. The award celebrates those who set best practice standards for how ICT can be used to introduce new services, new business models and new ways of reaching out to citizens.


Your guide to card sorting and how to use it

An introduction to card sorting

Card sorting. It’s really as simple as it sounds, but one of the most effective tools in user centred design to understand how your customers navigate to structure your content and name your sections.

I’m going to use this blog post to try and give you an overview of card sorting – what it is, how we use it and why you should make it a part of your next design project.


Usability solves some of the biggest headaches in marketing today

At the end of June, we packed up an eyetracker, a ton of leaflets and our stand and headed to the Online Marketing Show, part of Marketing Week Live.

I wasn’t just there to sell our service. Yes, I wanted people to know we exist and end the sleepless nights I used to have over design, but mostly I was  interested in the challenges marketers face these days. When we were asked “what is usability” our first reaction was to ask “well, what do you do and I will tell you how we can help”. This is what we learned:


Boden share their experiences of international user centred design with a live Q&A

The work we have done with Boden is a shining example of how user centred design is a key tool designing an integrated marketing message across all communications. It encompassed the entire journey through catalogue and email, right through to the website checkout design and prototypes for the mobile web. They have come away with a deep understanding of how different cultures shop online, how language can make a key difference in persuading people to buy and how design can move people seamlessly through a journey to the checkout. Boden are currently making their way through our prioritised recommendations for improvements, based on their key audience insight, and testing each change as they go.


Your guide to personas and how to use them

June 8, 2011 - This post has 3 comments
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Personas. You’ve probably heard of them and maybe you understand them, or maybe you don’t. That’s OK – these little chaps seem to receive a lot of attention and yet we are frequently asked by our clients what they actually are.

They are a key part of ensuring you stick to your user centred design principles. This post will hopefully give you a bit of an overview of what a persona is and isn’t, how we’ve used them and why you should too. There are also some suggestions for further reading at the end if you’d like to get your teeth sunk a little deeper into this topic.


Making your customer experience amazing can change lives

We had a guest speaker come in to talk to my Brownie Guide group on Monday for their Disability Awareness Badge. In a wheelchair at 21, Anne has gone on to become a successful solicitor who has sailed the Atlantic well before the internet was established. But Anne has offered me a view about how making experiences amazing, beyond simply functional, is the key to her living her life to the full.

We talked about Christmas shopping, working from home, sources of information to improve life with a disability and how charities are behind the times with technology. Nowadays, with the technology available, Anne can be just as able as I am, but she is also more bound to using it than I am. Focussing on just Christmas shopping, this is when it really drills home that when you make an effort to make an experience amazing for your customer, for some you are massively enhancing the quality of their life.


Children are the stars of World Usability Day

11th November 2010 saw World Usability Day being celebrated around the world. We took part by hosting a design competition on World Usability Day’s theme of “Communication”. We had an amazing morning with the kids from Royal Mile and Niddrie Mill primary schools. In the last month they have built their prototypes following user centred design principles, and after a round of testing at the Bunnyfoot offices they have made all their changes and were ready to put their ideas to a panel of judges.

Prizes up for grabs were:
Best Presentation, Most Usable Device, Most Innovative Device and Most Realistic Prototype.
Children having fun


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