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For sighted users, the GUI-dominant era has been incredible, gorgeous, and irrevocably useful, but for the visually impaired, it’s been as if a new language became the lingua franca the world over, and it’s a tongue they will never be able to speak. ‪#‎UI‬ ‪#‎CUI‬ ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ http://usabilitygeek.com/social-impact-market-relevance-co…/
Although Conversational UI has been proven to overcome limitations of GUI, its propagation is dependent on social impact and market relevance.
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We came, we saw, we weren’t impressed and we left. .... http://usabilitygeek.com/…/usab…/how-to-reduce-bounce-rates/ ‪#‎bouncerate‬ ‪#‎landingpage‬
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Proximity-aware conference apps using beacon technology are 235% more engaging than standard event apps ‪#‎usability‬ ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎beacon‬ http://usabilitygeek.com/usability-beacon-technology-confe…/
Beacon technology is increasingly being used at conferences to change the experience for event attendees, organizers, and marketers.
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Savvy companies are finding they can distinguish themselves quite a bit by appealing to a diverse group of readers. However, there’s currently no easy way to create ‪#‎multilingual‬ sites. http://usabilitygeek.com/guidelines-designing-building-mul…/ ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎webdesign‬
In an increasingly connected world, multilingual websites are becoming more common. This article contains guidelines on what to look out for.
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Being a content curator means hand-picking only the crème de la crème from the content published in your niche and giving it to your audience with a pinch of salt. ‪#‎marketing‬ ‪#‎contentmarketing‬ ‪#‎content‬ ‪#‎contentcuration‬ - http://usabilitygeek.com/using-content-curation-to-build-a…/
Content Curation - when you hand-pick the best published content in your niche and give it to your audience can provide profitable and recurring income
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It can be intimidating to get into user experience, especially if you’re a newbie who isn’t quite sure what to do at first. Fear not, these 12 tools will help you get to speed in no time! - ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UXDesign‬ ‪#‎userexperience‬ - http://usabilitygeek.com/12-tools-for-ux-design-newbies/

Tools that UX Design Newbies need to be able to deliver a design project. These tools cover all aspects - from tuition, to research, wireframing and design.
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We came, we saw, we weren’t impressed and we left. .... http://usabilitygeek.com/how-to-reduce-bounce-rates/ ‪#‎bouncerate‬ ‪#‎landingpage‬
Bounce Rates occur when the website or a web page doesn’t live up to the expectations of the visitors. These tried and tested techniques help in reducing it
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The communication may happen online, but the relationship should never be treated as virtual. ‪#‎mobile‬ ‪#‎marketing‬ - http://usabilitygeek.com/how-to-increase-retention-using-m…/
Simple, strategic mobile marketing techniques to improve customer retention while optimizing mobile reach.
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With various wearables hitting the market and featuring some exquisite options, a whole new opportunity has emerged for app developers and designers. ‪#‎UI‬ ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎smartphone‬ ‪#‎wearables‬ http://usabilitygeek.com/7-user-interface-guidelines-for-d…/
Designing apps for a watch require an adherence to specific guidelines that take into consideration the constraints and opportunities of watches
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A great curated piece of the key UI and functionality implementations of the major social media apps. Should definitely inspire mobile app developers as well as social media users! #socialmedia #appdevelopment #mobileapps http://usabilitygeek.com/recent-announcements-social-media-app-design/
A roundup of recent announcements and UI / functionality implementations of the major social media apps with the aim of suggesting future trends
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Sometimes, logic isn’t quite the end-all approach to UX design. ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ ‪#‎UserTesting‬ http://usabilitygeek.com/group-user-testing-the-power-of-f…/
When doing group user testing, conduct paper prototypes and focus groups but do not stop there as they are not the end-all. Instead, be creative!
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Why would we ever need, or want to use the hamburger menu on a desktop site, where screen real-estate is plentiful? ‪#‎UX‬ ‪#‎UserExperience‬ http://usabilitygeek.com/making-case-for-desktop-hamburger…/
The Hamburger Menu can impair the user experience of a website. To avoid this, it is recommended to pair it with clear CTA and the right in-page content.
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  • UsabilityGeek (Usability & User Experience Blog)
    Owner & Contributor, 2011 - present
  • Holistic IT Group
    Head of Marketing, 2007 - 2012
  • DotNetMushroom
    Head of Marketing, 2007 - 2012
  • Media Centre
    Senior Sales & Marketing Executive, 2005 - 2007
  • Pater Holdings Company Ltd. (Maltese agents for Fiat, Hyundai and Alfa Romeo)
    Business Development Manager, 2004 - 2005
  • Media Centre
    Senior Sales & Marketing Executive, 2000 - 2004
  • SMS Travel & Tourism
    Marketing Executive, 1998 - 2000
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Introduction
I am a web usability / user experience (UX) consultant operating from Malta, Europe. I offer specialized consultancy services that include user research, user/task analysis, user interface design, iterative prototyping, heuristic reviews, interface guidelines development, and iterative usability testing.

Being also a Marketing graduate and holding various web marketing roles within a varied portfolio of industries has helped me acquire extensive marketing and client management experience. In addition to this, I have held user interface / UX design roles and am very proficient in hand coding of standards-compliant HTML and CSS. I have also designed and developed a number of web sites as a freelancer and in conjunction with leading web development companies. 

I also run my own Web Site Usability blog - Usability Geek, where I evangelize about the importance of web site usability and provide practical recommendations for the development of usable web sites.

Specialisation: User Experience (UX), Usability, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Interface Design (UI), Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Online Marketing, HTML, CSS and Web Design
Education
  • University of Hertfordshire
    MSc HCI (Masters Degree in Human Computer Interaction), 2012 - present
  • University of London
    BSc CIS (Hons) (Bachelor of Science in Computing & Information Systems), 2008 - 2010
  • University of London
    Dip CIS (Diploma in Computing & Information Systems), 2006 - 2008
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
    DipM (Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing), 2001 - 2004
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