Christopher Ratcliff

Posts by Christopher Ratcliff

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A user friendly dictionary of UX terms, phrases and abbreviations

In the week that Samuel Johnson, the 18th century lexicographer who wrote the English language’s most comprehensive dictionary, celebrates his...

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How to design the same product for two different personas

In this week’s #UXchat, we’re discussing a common concern of many businesses: how do you develop the same product for...

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Highlights from our AMA with Peter Hornsby, UX manager and columnist at UX Matters

Last week on our UX community Slack channel, we hosted a live AMA session with Peter Hornsby, UX Manager at Distribution...

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UX and SEO: two disciplines (becoming more) alike in user-friendliness Does UX affect SEO? What UX signals does Google use to rank your website? Will I continue the baffling Romeo & Juliet references below?

I’ll level with you. There was a substantial period of time where I was only writing about SEO. Yes, I...

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A brief guide to web vs native apps

In this week’s #UXchat, we’re discussing web and native apps and answering almost all of the following questions… What’s the...

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17 brutalist websites for your brief, pitiless attention Functional. Minimal. Single purpose - even if that purpose is stupid. Let’s explore the Marmite of web design.

As part of our recent piece on UI design trends, we mentioned brutalist UI as being at the extreme end...

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A brief guide to UX niches and specialities

Oh you’re into that too? Interesting… If you come with me, I know a place where we can go where...

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What is tree testing and why is it important for your site’s UX?

Here at WhatUsersDo we’re all about bringing the maximum amount of learning to people at any stage of their UX...

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The UX reading list: 22 ‘must-read’ books and resources for beginners and experts What books, articles, podcasts and other online resources should you read in order to develop and hone your UX knowledge? Here are the experts with their favourites

In this week’s #UXchat we pull the plastic sheet off our fondest wing-back armchair (which we haven’t been allowed to...

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20 questions and instructions to avoid when running a UX test

Who loves telling people what to do? Dictators and lazy people. Mainly. Now I know you’re probably not a dictator...