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Peter Hornsby

UX Manager at Distribution Technology,
Reading, Berkshire, UK

Peter HornsbyPeter has been actively involved in Web design and development since 1993, working in the defense and telecommunications industries; designing a number of interactive, Web-based systems; and advising on usability. He has also worked in education, in both industry and academia, designing and delivering both classroom-based and online training. At Distribution Technology, Peter is responsible for the user experience of Web and mobile apps; working closely with analysts, testers, and developers; and developing a research program. Peter has a PhD in software component reuse and a Bachelors degree in human factors, both from Loughborough University, in Leicestershire, UK. He has presented at international conferences and written about reuse, eLearning, and organizational design.

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Peter’s Articles on UXmatters

Innovating UX Practice, Peter Hornsby’s Column on UXmatters

Principles Over Standards

Better Communication About UX Design

April 2014

An Interview with Victor Hsu

February 2014

It’s the Most Frustrating Time of the Year

December 2013

The Oculus Rift and User Experience

October 2013

I’m Not a UX Designer Anymore

August 2013

Augmented Cognition: A Future for UX?

May 2013

The User Experience of Iron Man

February 2013

Walking in a UX Wonderland

December 2012

An Interview with Jeff Atwood

October 2012

Recent Research in User Experience

August 2012

Effective Axure Development Through Component Reuse

June 2012

Refactoring Design and Incremental Development

April 2012

Cargo-Cult User Experience? There’s an App for That

February 2012

’Twas the Night Before Site Launch

December 2011

How to Annoy a UX Designer

November 2011

Product Review: Prototyping with Axure

June 2011

There Should Be Limits to Usability

April 2011

Book Review: The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist

January 2011

Applying Lessons from UML to UX

November 2010

Leveraging User Data by Embedding UX Design Knowledge in Products

September 2010

Supporting User Experience Throughout the Product Development Process

July 2010

Designing with Behavioral Economics

June 2010

Hierarchical Task Analysis

February 2010

Optimization: Applying Moore’s Law to User Experience"

December 2009

Can UX Be Agile?

October 2009

Empowering Users to Create Their Own Software

August 2009

Reusing the User Experience

June 2009

Refactoring the User Experience

May 2009



January 2009

Ask UXmatters—Peter’s Answers

Key UX Strategy Methods, Tools, and Deliverables | Communicating UX Strategy

May 2013

How Important Are UX Degrees and Certifications?

January 2012

The Integration of User Experience into Software Development

August 2011

Determining Product Value | Android Design Patterns

July 2011

Managing A Globally Distributed UX Team

June 2011

Analyzing Data from Field Studies | Wiki Design

September 2010

Favorite UX & Technology Blogs | Learning About New Web & Mobile Applications

June 2010

Putting a Paper Form Online | Avoiding Dropouts and False Information | Applying Aesthetics

April 2010

Generating Ideas | Your Versus My in User Interfaces

July 2009

Using Prior Work in Your Portfolio | Moving from MIS to UX

April 2009