Owen Priestley

Owen is an award winning designer, strategist and user experience practitioner with over 20 years experience working within the digital design and communication industry.

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Digital is now the new normal, and your online presence can often be the first point of contact a customer has with your brand. Just as high street stores have to cater for the needs of the physically impaired, businesses also need to ensure that their sites are accessible to everyone, including those who might have disabilities or physical impairments which might affect how they interact with websites or digital products.

This article was posted in Development, Quick Tips by Owen Priestley

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In these times of post-brexit uncertainty it seems the banking industry is ripe for a little disruption. Seen as the architects of the 2008 financial meltdown and the resulting state-sponsored austerity we are all living in, the reputation of banks and bankers is at rock bottom in spite of the government's best efforts to deflect blame and responsibility away from the banking sector.

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Owen Priestley

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I didn't see Espen Brunborg talk at this year's Reasons to conference, but my colleague Matt did - he came back to the studio and sent me a link to this screen in Brunborg’s presentation, showing two conflicting sets of values that are attributed to ‘good’ design and it immediately made me think of the accusations that seems to becoming louder in our industry: that User Experience (UX) methodology is homogenising design and the use of conventions and patterns is knocking out innovation and creativity in web design.

This article was posted in Design, UX, Musings by Owen Priestley

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14th September 2016

An introduction to Personas

As a designer mentored in user-centric design agencies I have always had an interest in user centric methodology, methodologies that now commonly come under the banner of User Experience (UX).

This article was posted in Design, Development, UX by Owen Priestley

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Making the first steps in your preferred career is always a scary endeavor. Luckily, advice is at hand, particularly if you are considering a career in UX and you can get to Brighton on the evening of the 13th September for this year’s UXbrighton career clinic.

This article was posted in Quick Tips, Design, UX by Owen Priestley

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Used as part of the design and development process of digital products and services, stories are a useful tool for designers to communicate ideas and concepts to both clients and development teams in a lean and low fidelity manner.

This article was posted in Design, Development, UX by Owen Priestley

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