Category: UI/UX

  • The Future of Product Design: Embracing Inclusivity.

    The Future of Product Design: Embracing Inclusivity.

    The importance of inclusive design. Inclusive design isn’t just about meeting accessibility standards. It’s about creating products that are genuinely welcoming to everyone. And it applies to everything.  Recently, a new brunch spot opened by the coast. As beautiful as the decor and as Instagrammable as the dishes, they inadvertently rebuffed a vital demographic when…

  • Leveraging Machine Learning and AI in App Development.

    Leveraging Machine Learning and AI in App Development.

    How AI is shaping app interactivity. As the dust settles from the annual soul-bearing digital event we’ve come to love and fear in equal measures, Spotify Wrapped is a beautiful example of a web and mobile app that’s leveraging data analytics, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) to create personalised, interactive user experiences. Whether…

  • Innovation and Design – Expert Insights from Catalyst23

    Innovation and Design – Expert Insights from Catalyst23

    The Conference. On September 28th 2023, Yotel’s Imaginex Space in Edinburgh welcomed a mix of industry sectors and sizes for a day of learning, collaborating and networking at the Catalyst23 – Edinburgh’s only Innovation and Design Leadership Conference.  This year’s edition revolved around supporting guests on their journey to deliver commercial and cultural change through…

  • Celebrating 10+ years of Design at hedgehog lab

    Celebrating 10+ years of Design at hedgehog lab

    Over the last decade, hedgehog lab has seen significant transformation in its design team, roles, practices, and its strategic integration into our core business offerings.  The structure of the design team has evolved to include various roles such as UX Research, Service Design, and integrated positions like Product Management within the wider business. The addition…

  • An introduction to usability testing

    An introduction to usability testing

    Our customers have ranked us #1 in the world for developing apps that meet the wants and needs of their users. And keep them engaged enough to come back time and time again.  The only way to know if an app is meeting the wants and needs of its users is to carry out usability…

  • User Experience Research at hedgehog lab.

    User Experience Research at hedgehog lab.

    An introduction to user experience research at hedgehog lab As a leader in web and mobile app development hedgehog lab has embedded user experience research (UXR) into the product development process to understand the characteristics‚ aims and behaviour patterns of the users to create digital products that they want to use.  UXR informs and inspires…

  • The Difference Between UX and UI Design

    The Difference Between UX and UI Design

    As the quality of web and mobile applications on the market continues to improve‚ UI and UX are no longer considered luxuries. In fact‚ thousands of applications fail to meet their user or revenue targets every year as a lack of focus on usability makes them seem subpar- regardless of their ability to perform. What…

  • Why the best user interface might be invisible

    Why the best user interface might be invisible

    At hedgehog lab‚ we’ve made no secret of our confidence in conversational user interfaces. Increasingly‚ businesses are beginning to realise the benefits associated with creating conversational experiences that offer genuine value to users‚ by removing barriers and creating more natural and convenient interactions. In fact‚ the number of third party apps (or Skills as they’re officially…

  • The role of archetypes and personas in user research

    The role of archetypes and personas in user research

    This item was originally written by Emily Hewitson. Personas and behavioural archetypes are two of the most common techniques employed by user experience researchers. Here‚ psychology specialist Emily Hewitson explores the benefits of disadvantages of both methods‚ offering advice on when either should be used and when they should be avoided.  Anyone with any interest in…

  • User research: don’t start with solutions

    User research: don’t start with solutions

    This item was originally written by Caitlin Vitty User research isn’t something that brands can merely pigeonhole into the beginning of the product development process. It is something that should be valuable before‚ during and after designing a product. Conducting research before getting underway helps to ensure that both the product and your business goals…