Digital transformations, the human element

The evolution of man being halted by a robot

As a child of the 70’s I’m no stranger to the stories of people losing their jobs to automation and industry. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s redundancies featured in the news as world changes and technology took their toll on mining and manufacture. Even in the early 2000’s at the…

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Wireframes – Remember what it is

I’ve had two dogs in my life, growing up; Goldie (a Golden retriever – not my naming) and Shamus (an Irish rescue Border Collie). By the time Shammy came around, I was already heavily into computer programming with all the dreams of being a videogame maker, so I naturally took…

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Beauty vs Business – “Don’t bold the price”

A selection of menus listing the price down the right hand side

Consider the humble menu Author and restaurateur, Ryan Gromfin had some interesting theories on menu engineering, and so carried out studies in food menu design. His findings proved his theories of how very particular design considerations could increase average per-head orders. Generally speaking Ryan advocates: Removing the currency sign from…

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Future Fan – The ownership of relationships

Consider an eight year old playing Lego Indiana Jones on an XBox. Certainly a fan of XBox. Very likely a fan of Lego. Hopefully of Indiana Jones, and as the third Lego game they’re playing that year, unknowingly a fan of game maker; Traveller’s Tales (TTGames). These are very fragmented…

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Jack of all trades

Front-end developers, Back-end engineers, Native developers, User experience designers, visual designers, Business analysts, Project managers… Technical project managers, Marketing analysts, SEO experts, QA testers, test engineers, Editorial, Account managers, legal… and it just keeps growing. While the numbers of people it takes to deliver high-quality interactive services continues to expand,…

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The SEO’s Apprentice

It’s a guilty pleasure I know, but I’ve watched every season of Lord Sugars, Apprentice and The Apprentice USA with Donald trump – God help me. And God help anyone investing in an SEO business. If you consider what search engine optimisation ‘is’ instead of the way its sold, you…

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Diamond frameworks

The diamond frame bicycle… arguably the greatest human invention ever. Certainly my favourite. As far as I’m concerned mankind could’ve stopped right there. The joining of those three triangles was the finest moment (to that point) in efficient engineering solving a problem. The frame was designed with users in mind…

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