Man Booker backs usability design

Our user centred design process has delivered the web presence that fiction this fine deserves.

After a year of arguing the case for it, and 6 months of planning and building it, the new Man Booker Prize website is up and running. Pulling in readers from all over the world, the site is helping to cement the reputation of the Man Booker Prize, and offer new ways to engage with the world's finest authors.

Man Booker 2007 winner

The 2007 Man Booker shortlist included Nicola Barker, Anne Enright, Mohsin Hamid, Lloyd Jones, Indra Sinha and six times nominated, Ian McEwan. Top tip for this year's prize is Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (John Murray) was, ahem, pipped to the post by Anne Enright's bleak and beautiful The Gathering. The winner was announced on 16 October.

Content is king

Following our advice and content strategy, this fully accessible website is backed by a bespoke content management system and kept alive by a dedicated editor. Unique and engaging content includes insightful author interviews, a blog by chair of the judges Howard Davies, and will, in the next phase, include rich media such as audio and video.

User experience is a sound investment

Using the principles of user experience design, the site is conceived and built around the needs of readers. Good usability is increasingly regarded as the priority investment in online communications. By focusing on usability and the user experience, the site creates a rewarding visit every time, increasing traffic and brand engagement.

Web Standards champion

The site has been future proofed and made accessible by being developed to Web Standards. We are firm believers in the principles of the Web Standards Project and think the new site demonstrates that accessible and usable design is where the future's at.

See for yourself what fiction at it's finest has to offer

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Paul Nunneley

Founder and Digital Strategy Consultant

Paul is co founder and director of UXB London. With more than 20 years commercial expertise, he is a Digital Strategist and Experience Designer with a background in branding, graphic design and photography.

Paul is the lead consultant and planner on major client projects and acts the chief architect of the solutions we devise. As well as having big picture ability that helps him quickly grasp the business context of the work at hand, he is a very experienced UX designer able to focus in on the detail of interactions that can be the difference between simple utility and delight.

Paul is a trusted advisor to many key clients such as A.N.D, The Audience Agency, Trinity House and Willmott Dixon.


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