Luke Wroblewski has some great notes on the recent Event Apart, San Francisco. There’s lots of interesting content but the […]
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Pass it On are a new company based in Southwold that I’ve been working with to put together various elements […]
Having taken my eye off Firefox development recently, it was with interest that I noticed some of the recent additions […]
I’m not a particularly good programmer, but I do know enough to know that there are aspects of my WordPress […]
Is where I now live. The short story is, my wife and I got the opportunity to come down to […]
I’ve had a few requests recently for decent books to learn about typography. So I thought I’d share a few […]
Last night’s Northern Digitals BLAB night was typically thought-provoking and inspiring. The two speakers, Seb Lee-Delisle and Brendan Dawes both had a lot to say and a clear passion for what they do, which always makes for an interesting presentation.
What really struck me was how both talks reflected the
In preparation for the talk I’m giving at September’s Northern User Experience meetup, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how user experience practices are accommodated within an agile process. One of the main things that keeps cropping up is the idea of the user experience practitioner as an advocate; for users naturally, but also just for user experience work itself.
Initially, the question of how to
After hearing that Scraperwiki had organised a hack day in Liverpool, in my new-found freedom as a freelancer, I thought I’d pop down and give it a go. I’ve not really done a hack day either, so it was exciting to be throwing myself into the deepend a little. This was a little different from other hack days as the attendees were a mix of journalists and hackers
I remember being amazed about home rapid prototyping machines when I first read about them. It’s hard to learn about these things and not be convinced that they are going to change the world.
Although its been a while now since I worked there, I’ve always tried to keep up to date with what UHC are up to. An explicitly political art and design studio, their work is witty, thought provoking and beautifully crafted. One of their latest projects is an imaginative celebration of Darwin’s bicentenary, the ‘Ext Inked’ exhibition. As well as exhibiting hand-drawn illustrations of
Books. Read as many as you can. Although they can age rapidly, especially those concerned with technology, there isn’t a much better way to get an overview of something. Good ideas never lose their value and you’re more likely to find something other people haven’t considered, or have forgotten about, especially if you consult older books. For example one of the best texts I’ve ever read on the subject of
Some things I really aught to be doing next year. I’m hoping by making some sort of public record I might actually shame myself into doing some of them.
Do usability testing
Do some practical user tests on actual prototypes in our new projects at Setfire Media. I firmly believe that Web design is in many respects product design, can’t design products without understanding of users in their own environment
…and now I have to write something.
I think I will be using this rather excellent post by Cathyma as my guide. Despite the ever changing trends of technology, blogs seem to me to have endured as a useful tool for recording and discussing ideas, so I’m going to try my best to promote this tradition.