Posts Tagged ‘usability’

User Vision highlights usability and accessibility at free seminar in Edinburgh

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

One of the UK’s leading independent user experience consultancies, User Vision is running a seminar on Monday 28 March at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh to highlight the benefits of usability and accessibility.

The seminar is called ‘Five Usability steps to get more out of your website’ and is hosted by digital communication agency CIVIC.

User experience experts from User Vision will outline why good usability and accessibility are crucial for the effectiveness of an organisation’s website. They will demonstrate best practice through case study examples and provide an overview of an iterative user-centred design process.

Managing Director and founder of User Vision Chris Rourke says: “Good customer experience is vital for any website and user testing at the start of the design process is critical before the development becomes too advanced.

“Once a website is built, it is expensive to make changes, so we encourage our clients to user test early and to test often. This seminar is a great opportunity for individuals and companies to learn how to make the most of their website and in turn improve their profitability”.

Seminar attendees will discover the benefits of usability as part of an overall digital success strategy and gain understanding of the core usability principles. They will also learn user experience trade secrets to ensure that customers find exactly what they are looking for and interact successfully on a website.

User Vision are experts in the field, working with organisations like the BBC, HSBC, Nokia and Emirates Airline to pioneer usability and accessibility. They operate internationally in Dubai, Europe and South America.

To book your place at the seminar on the 28th March visit The seminar runs from 9am to 11am and is free for public sector workers.


For more information contact Lucy Smith.

User Vision official partner of World Usability Day 2010

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

User Vision, one of Europe’s leading independent user experience consultancies, is one of only five events world-wide to be appointed to World Usability Day’s inaugural Partner Programme.

The aim of World Usability Day (WUD) is to increase the public’s awareness of the need to design services and products for human life that are simple and accessible. More than 150 events across 43 countries took part in last year’s World Usability Day.

User Vision was there for the very first WUD in 2005 and has welcomed over 500 visitors from a range of public and private sector organisations through its doors every year since then.

This year’s theme is communication and on 11 November, in User Vision’s Edinburgh Head Office, companies from all over the UK will take part in a series of interactive demonstrations, live usability and accessibility tests and workshops, highlighting key user experience issues many of us face daily.

New technology has fuelled great advances in the field of communication over the past few years and User Vision will help visitors explore the usability issues associated with social networking sites, collaboration tools and modern communication devices.

The latest technologies will be available to try out with a rare chance to test one of the first smart tables to arrive in Scotland.  User Vision will also be will road testing the latest eye tracking glasses from Tobii, taking them out on the street to understand how department stores and advertisers influence our buying decisions.

Chris Rourke, User Vision’s MD explains:  “To be chosen as one of only five usability events worldwide is a great accolade and recognition of the popularity and success of the World Usability Day events we have run for the last six years.  Once again this is our chance to really shine a spotlight on usability and accessibility and to make everyone aware of its importance to every day life.”

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