Thinking

Since 1998, Frontend.com have been thinking and writing about best practice in design for digital and physical products. Here is a selection of our recent thinking.
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Effective User Feedback in Agile Processes

Robust user research methods do not have to be at odds with the rapid pace of Agile processes. They deliver user-centred solutions that ensure greater success.
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UX in the manufacturing process

User experience is more important in production lines as data and user interfaces become fundamental elements in modern manufacturing processes.
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Facilitating User-centred Innovation for Healthcare

Delivering user-centred innovation to create solutions that reflect the needs of the broader healthcare ecosystem.

Improving Employee Experiences

How human-centred and research-driven design methods can contribute to employee wellness and employee retention initiatives.

Two Design Patterns for Better Conversion Rates

Exit through the shopping cart – using persuaders and affordances to tell your customers why they should buy.
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Technology, Non-Adherence and the Digital Healthcare Revolution

Counteracting intentional non-adherence to medication by creating behaviour change in patients.
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Design Principles for Citizen-Initiated Dialogue

A research and design-led approach to rebuilding trust in public institutions through direct dialogue.
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Real or Imaginary: The Effectiveness of Using Personas In Product Design

Peer-reviewed research paper on the effectiveness of using Personas in product design.
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10 Tips for Designing Clinical Device Interfaces

Tangible steps you can take to get your medical device interface past regulations.
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Human Factors for Medical Devices

Beyond the Primary Task – leveraging user pain-points in medical products and services.
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Design Principles For Wearable Devices

Designing for wearable devices offers novel and exciting challenges.
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Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Me

The personal user experience of wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor device.
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Service Design In The Banking Sector

Opportunities In customer-centric services for Ireland’s banking sector.
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The UX Revolution in Healthcare

Changes in healthcare make the patient’s experience the true priority.
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Making User-Centred Design Agile

Novel ideas for aligning User-Centered Design and Agile mindsets.
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Advantages and Limitations of Focus Groups

Gather user requirements from focus groups early in your design process.
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Creating Better Online Forms

Considered form design ensures that your users complete tasks successfully.
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5 Ways To Reduce Costs With User-Centred Design

Successful projects deliver cost-reductions and business efficiencies.
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Out Of Box Experience: Getting It Right First Time

Your user’s first interaction with your product needs thoughtful design.