Category Archives: art

Tate Modern’s multimedia guide – a review

 I am voraciously hungry for knowledge. My (almost) 40 year old brain has likely had enough of the input, given how hard it is to remember anything these days. Yet, I still keep trying to feed it more, usually in vain. … Continue reading

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Pastry Box article: on the importance of theatre in my career

In July I wrote my second article for the Pastry Box project; re-posting here for posterity. At my secondary school, the head of drama was Peter Maric, a fiery Northerner with Slavic roots who would shout, spit and swear his way through the … Continue reading

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A monologue for the disheartened UX designer

I built a bridge once. If you ever need a reminder of why we do UX, and the cumulative impact that making things usable has on people, this is it. In this scene from 2011′s Margin Call (concerning the day … Continue reading

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Thoughts before buying the new Kindle

As I’m pretty close to getting one of these (I’ll admit that the new pricing pushed me over the edge), I thought I’d make some notes about the experience of reading books, and review after a few months of getting … Continue reading

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Saving an industry with better user experience

I had such a good experience today purchasing some music that I thought I should share the user journey. I saw something in my facebook feed that I hadn’t seen before: a media player for an entire album. I had … Continue reading

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The Jerry Seinfeld Productivity Hack, using Google Calendar

A while back I heard about how Seinfeld managed to write a joke every day: he plotted it on a large wall calendar. In essence, it became a game of ‘don’t break the chain’: make sure there’s a mark on … Continue reading

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Selling software online? Make it cheaper.

Back in September I attended clearleft’s dconstruct conference. One presentation in the day really stuck out, and reviewing the slides again today I felt inspired to comment/echo one particular point. Joshua Porter used some psychology principles to examine how to … Continue reading

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Geek Habits for Non-Geeks: event postscript

Big thanks to everyone who came along last night: the weather was really dreadful (extra cake for you lot next time)! For those who attended: a PDF of my slides (9 mb), and the page of exercise links. I think … Continue reading

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My workshop in March: Geek habits for non-geeks

So its been a while since I’ve blogged: I’ve had lots to say but not really enough time to do the articles justice. I don’t want to add to the noise that’s already out there: you’ll see from my digg … Continue reading

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artmeddler… a work in progress

So an idea that Sophie and I have had bubbling away for quite some time is starting to get moving. We’re joined by Danny Hope of Hobo Internet in our efforts, who persuaded me over lunch that the key idea … Continue reading

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