Karl A L Smith

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User Experience (UX)

iPad Blotter App

I’m currently working on an iPad blotter app as a white label product is there any interest from financial services or investment banking companies in this product?

Human Centred Design (HCD)

User centered design to ISO 13407

User centered design (UCD) is a project approach that puts the intended users (audience) of a product or piece of technology at the centre of its research, design and development. It does this by talking directly to the user at…

Web Governance ISO/IEC 38500

The following is the first page of a Web Governance document I created and have used with a number of institutions, it’s here to layout one way to tackle this really complex type of project. 1.0    Introduction   1.1 …Background…

#Usable #security in investment banking and #wealth #management

Security and trust are vital principals in building interpersonal and business relationships. These same principles should be employed to both directly and indirectly communicate with users. The following post shows how the construction of password reset challenge questions tell a narrative story of capability and intention as much as supporting text and brand values of the system and service that is secured by them.

12 #UX things you need to know

Getting into user experience, what you need to know? What will a person need to be able to do to get into user experience; 1. Can you think? Not the most subtle way to ask, but can you be creative? Thinking…

When Agile becomes Fragile nobody Wins

I have been an Agile practitioner a very long time, in fact as an Instructional Designer I was very excited when Agile was created based upon Computer Human Interaction methods and thinking. As one complete fully applied process Agile is…

UX Design Principles

Pre-accepted and trusted visual standards are vital to user acceptance and experience as they encourage adoption of technology systems. This is vital so that users don’t need to learn new or counter intuitive interaction behaviours.

#Context matters in #Usability

While any kind of user testing is better than none, usability testing out of context is like testing a car on water, it gives some basic information and not a lot more. If performance and use are important at all, then testing should take place in an environment standard to the expected users.

#Lies damn lies and #user #experience

User experience has in recent years become the greatest area of fraud and theft in business. The most common request for people involved in user experience is to produce wireframes (low fidelity pictures) a task that a child could do.

#Converting #browsers to #buyers, exploring what drives #consumer #choice in internet e-commerce 2005

The following is a paper I wrote in 2005. From WWW/Internet 2005 Proceedings. Converting browsers to buyers: exploring what drives consumer choice in internet e-commerce

#User #Interface (UI) is not the User #Experience (UX)

There seems to be a huge level of confusion around user experience (UX) but one of the key things is that User interface UI is not the user experience UX, Karl Smith 2000 Simple digital systems are constructed with several…

How Karl Smith thinks and solves problems is based upon a literature review from his MSc 2005 on eCommerce

There are three clear aspects that underwrite internet shopping under review. Firstly that many companies believe by converting a process using technology that it becomes more successful.

#Definition of #UX

Philosophy of UX User experience is about making people’s lives better not just changed A persons experience is based in their mind and their emotions and can be established by both actual interaction and reflective (biographical experience) inputs. In UX…

#Definition of #User #Experience #UX

User experience (UX) is about how a person feels, appropriates, attributes and generally thinks about using a product, system or service. ‘Listen or well go elsewhere’, because we can and will seek our own needs before yours.

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About Karl Smith Karl Smith works globally with directors, stakeholders and customers of multi-national enterprises across all verticals and technology stacks whose focus is on new concepts and capabilities that drive customer engagement, interaction and retention. He creates digital companies,…