Sometimes you think you’ve seen and heard it all as a designer… but then something or someone comes along and effortlessly surprises you with their shear stupidity, ignorance or just plain idiotic belief systems.Continue reading
There are a few million words on the systems and productivity benefits (or not) of email, so I won’t try to add to the mountain of both good and bad thinking.
In reality, I reckon most people are handed the keys to an Outlook Exchange Mailbox and left to it… What could possibly go wrong?
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Everyone knows communication is important in any business. How information, ideas and opinions are transmitted is where your business is going to live or die. But how do in-house creatives survive the communication problem?Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I think some designers have a tendancy to “over-think”. They take a scenario and play out all the possibilities, both on screen and in their head… but look out for over-thinking elsewhere!Continue reading
The “dark times” are almost gone. The overly complex and deliberately obtuse “flash” websites are making way for the ‘Post-PC’ web and connected device infrastructure. But there are still a few noble craftsmen left out there, designing CD-ROMS …in 2012.Continue reading
Every designer will tell you that the job is basically about changing your ideas to suit the technology available, the ergonomics of the end user and the general “usability” of the final product… but look how it can warp a process if not done carefully!Continue reading
For more years than I care to remember, the tools and processes for design have remained pretty much the same – but the future is almost here, right now!Continue reading
Google Play now sits firmly atop the web crown jewels of Google’s search page. It’s fifth in line to the throne, and has been thrust ahead of some of the long-time Google big guns (such as GMail, YouTube, Docs and Calendar).Continue reading
A great quote from the very excellent verynicewebsite.net. “I really don’t know how the Chinese view their engineers. I do know that corporate America has spent the last 15 years trying to make the case that another class of skilled worker, developers, are … Continue reading
It was only a few years ago that anything provided by that mythical world of ‘enterprise’ was a hundred times better than the cheap ‘n’ horrible thing you could afford at home. From laptops to PDAs and phones, enterprise level stuff was … Continue reading
The design process is often complex, sometimes joyous and perhaps even surprising! Every project has a path that can meander in a multitude of interesting ways before it comes to fruition. But one thing should be true in the vast majority of projects: Design is a collaboration – NOT a top-down tick-box tutorial!Continue reading
…or how to stupidly squander your success after daringly disrupting an existing market.Continue reading