Non-narrative story forms for the web

I recently came across a presentation I gave in 2009 to a group of journalists and editors on non-narrative story forms (or alternative story forms as some designers at the time were calling them). When I quickly scanned through the document I began to wonder if the research and action plan was not only still […]

11 February 2017 • Design

Creating an unified UI across multiple brands

One recent project I initiated at Tipping Canoe was to unify the user interface of several deal-content sites originally created by the company. The brief was to design and build one template for our bespoke content management system that could be easily adapted to individual brands and content variations.

23 June 2016 • UX

Looking beyond software-based design tools

Second thoughts on Adobe Experience Design and other new tools, and how we should really be talking about process (Follow up to First impressions with Adobe Experience Design) After trying Adobe Experience Design (Xd) for a brief hour, I went back to my regular tasks. In the back of my mind I was trying to […]

23 March 2016 • Design

First impressions with Adobe Experience Design

I’ve had a short time to experiment with designing and prototyping in Adobe’s new Experience Design app, the fruit of Project Comet. While Experience Design (Xd for short) has a lot of potential, it’s missing a great deal of features in other prototyping apps such as Flinto or even Keynote.

14 March 2016 • Design, Tools, UX

When will the total number of LEGO minifigs produced outnumber the human population

While working on a side project, I began digging into the numbers behind just how big the LEGO minifig population is. There’s a graphic from a few years ago made by XKCD showing minifigs overtaking humans in 2019. However that was over two years ago and since then the LEGO Group has released a couple of big numbers regarding the minifig population, including the rate of growth.

29 February 2016 • Design

Best poutine in London — The Poutinerie

Hands down London’s best poutine is from The Poutinerie — a market stall regularly found most Sundays on Brick Lane and popping up some weekday lunches around London. Follow them on twitter to find out where they will be next. Wait, what is this food called poutine that everyone is talking about! Poutine is the […]

26 April 2015 • Food

How to make a how-to video for under $50

During a Quidco product design sprint we identified a need to create a how to video for the new homepage we were creating, we had next to no budget and three days. Once we ran the sprint and proved our new homepage prototype was a good idea, the front-end developer began coding the page and […]

2 March 2015 • Design

London’s Top 5 best cafes & coffee shops

I have been all over London’s coffee scene for years now and compiled the best spots across the capital into one app, Dew. Unlike the Dew app, I’ve taken the 100 plus cafes, rated and hand-picked the best artisan coffee shops for you in no particular order. There are many reasons these cafes have made […]

10 October 2014 • Food

On the road to Tactile touch experiences

Apple’s CarPlay product was made public just as there has been a surge in automotive touchscreen concepts, from Volvo’s entry to an interesting concept from designer Matthaeus Krenn. Both examples are beautiful and yet each has limitations caused by the rush to non-tactile interfaces—non-visual feedback.

12 April 2014 • UX

Trying out Getty Images embed

Getty Images has announced a new tool to fight the endless war on their images being stolen; let them be embedded for free. Getty recognises how easy it is to steal their images and remove the important watermark that previously protected photos on the largest photo database. Below images on their site are currently three […]

6 March 2014 • Design