Category Archives: UI

The final word on ‘the fold’ debate

There is a piece of feedback that strikes fear in the heart of any designer: “But what about the fold?”. For many people in the design community, this issue is dead and buried. For clients, less so. But what’s the … Continue reading

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Google just open-sourced AI – 5 ways this changes everything

We’ve said before that the future of UX is Artificial Intelligence because of the huge possibilities it opens up, but for most projects the benefits of AI have been out of reach, due to the (not unsubstantial) cost and technical … Continue reading

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IPIA Conference

I’m excited to be speaking at the IPIA Conference tomorrow, where I’ll be talking about Natural User Interfaces and touchless interaction. More info here: http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/News/Industry/2484/googles-head-of-design-to-speak-at-conference

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Touchless interaction – why the future is about letting go

It seems like just the other day we were discussing the move away from the mouse to the touchscreen, but such is the current pace of technological change and innovation, that now the talk is of a ‘post touch screen’ … Continue reading

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Ten tips for successful Calls to Action

How to win friends and influence people The ‘Call to Action’ (or CTA), is a ubiquitous marketing term used to describe a graphic or piece of text that prompts a user to take a desired next step. In print, a … Continue reading

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The rise of the quantified self – eight examples of life logging

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog recently. One of the big trends this year is the concept of the ‘quantified self’; a movement where wearable technology and smart phone apps combine to give people detailed insight … Continue reading

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Five steps to more usable links

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog recently. How one man’s dream became a billion links to kittens Have you ever had to describe the World Wide Web to someone? Probably not, or at least not since … Continue reading

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Preparing for Birth app

A project that I’ve been involved with has just come to fruition: a new smartphone app that helps mums-to-be get ready for the rather daunting task of giving birth. The app is designed to help expecting mums feel confident and … Continue reading

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Google Glass

Google have released more details of Glass, the wearable device that adds an augmented reality layer to your vision. The video above shows what the device will be capable of – and ‘how it feels’. For me this is incredibly … Continue reading

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DBA 2013 Design Effectiveness Awards

Some great news recently was hearing that two websites I’ve been involved in have gone on to win DBA Design Effectiveness Awards! Both websites were worked on during my time at Positive, and were all very much a team effort, … Continue reading

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