• Back to Qwerty

    A few months ago I began a journey to learn Colemak. Yesterday I switched back to Qwerty. There were a number of reasons I stepped off my adventure into Colemak, but perhaps its better to start at the why I began that journey. The luxury of trying In my job I have the luxury of […]

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  • A reading list

    It seems over the past few months I’ve got asked a lot about what books I’d recommend. Passing on good book recommendations is always something I enjoy and it’s a pleasure to be asked. It got me thinking of how I could put up a list across a range of topics and share that. I […]

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  • The user is the casualty of our modern building process

    It seems like not a day, even hour, goes past without some new amazing framework or outstanding technique that you just have to try. Posts stream past social media on this break through, that amazing new hotness and ‘oh my wow this just changes everything’! In all this excitement, all this wonder, haven’t we forgotten […]

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  • Selling to the herd

    One of the things about humans is we are whether we like it or not a herd animal. We have an instinct to move as a group and our primitive brain responds just like a herding animal. When creating interaction paths even in digital purchasing, you can use this aspect of human nature. Supermarkets are […]

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  • People source

    Every open source project is made up of more than code. It’s more than pixels, more than binary. People create the code, craft the experience, test and support. Open source really is people source and the trouble is we keep forgetting that. Assumptions One of the biggest things you can do wrong when interacting with […]

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  • Musings from a device free designer on appropriate tools

    Note: This is in part a response to ModemLooper’s post ‘Responsive WordPress themes are back assward’ and also a collection of my thoughts on the way to approach sites across devices. I think one of the issues as illustrated in articles like ModemLoopers is an easiness to jump to the worst examples and broad stroke […]

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