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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Thinking about accessibility

This shouldn’t really be an isolated consideration in UX design. We are after all designing access to services for people with many different user stories dictated by their context, circumstance and ability. We might observe that a mobile device is a “disabled” user of the web in as much as…

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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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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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Travel and localisation – don’t take it personal

Whilst away during Christmas (in Catalunya), not wanting to miss out on any sales, I did quite a bit of browsing (slouched on a sofa, as my body slowly digested five course meals), and I was “SO” disappointed with how otherwise regularly-frequented sites treated me and (what should have been)…

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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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The agile evolution of a digital product

I’m sure many of us have fantasized about what it would be like if we took today’s tech back in time to see people’s reaction. Showing Grand Theft Auto 5 to the inventor of Space Invaders… or a tablet device to someone who’s just getting their head around a new…

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