A fascinating perspective on why futuristic interfaces need to think beyond the touch screen — “Pictures Under Glass”.
This developer actually was suffering a great loss: the death of his aging, outdated user interface. And his loss followed the familiar pattern of grieving—the five stages of grief…
In Dundee this weekend, so here is the obligatory photo of the V&A.
“They’re both desperately iterative. They both recognize you’re not going to get it right the first time.
Molly Watt, who is deafblind, compares her experiences travelling with different airlines.
Richard Thaler has won the Nobel economics prize for his work in behavioural economics. Knowing about this area is essential if you are a designer, to help you gain an understanding of what makes people tick.
I stopped following architecture years ago, so I had no idea there was this renewed interest in my work until recently. I thought my buildings were a curiosity of the past that people had largely forgotten about.
When you ask people who are the most innovative companies, people [tend to say] ‘Apple. Apple’s super innovative’. Actually, they’re not. They sit back and wait and see how people use things – and they take things that exist.
Our perspective on how a digital product should be managed is strongly influenced by our background and our role. That certainly helps explain some of the difficult conversations I have had over the years.
Like the mid-century modernists, today’s digital designers are creating the future. Some digital designers are making the same fundamental mistakes.
Accessibility Scotland was a high quality event with a diverse range of speakers. Find out what I took away from the event.
This is how Apple’s latest emoji design could cause some serious misunderstandings.
Google wanted to fix mobile interfaces for people with motor impairments. But this new technology will benefit us all.
Last month Ofcom published a report on the people who rely on their phones as their main way of accessing the internet. Some of the findings are shocking and eye-opening.
You’ve probably been using some emojis wrongly without realising it.
Designers like to fret about the differing keypad layouts on calculators and phones. But economics tells us it may not be such a problem after all.
There is an interesting debate in the design community right now about the hamburger menu. Given two extremes of opinion, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.
The web is a less creative place than it was 20 years ago. Good.
The new Formula1.com has brought great new live timing functionality. But the user experience could be improved. Find out how you can improve it yourself in time for the Australian Grand Prix.
Digital transformation results in the eventual destruction of digital teams. So what will that mean for those of us who work in digital?
Inbox is Google’s latest attempt to rethink email. But why make the world’s most popular communication platform more complicated?
Every year, at around this time of year, I get an urge to scratch that itch. I have to redesign my website. This year the visuals are jazzier. But the code behind the scenes is making me cringe.
As a web designer with an interest in brutalist architecture, I was fascinated to read an article about what web designers can learn from brutalism. But perhaps instead of taking inspiration, perhaps the lessons are in what web designers should avoid.
There is some interesting architecture in Iceland. Here are some buildings that particularly caught my eye on my recent trip there.
I decided to add header images to this website’s design. I opted for a parallax effect, despite the fact that I normally rail against them.
I recently made some tweaks to the colours of this website. I have always felt that colour theory was one of my weakest points as a designer, so I like to take any opportunity I can to learn more about it.
On Sunday, Dundee’s tallest buildings disappeared from the skyline forever. They were merely 40 years old, but were said to be too costly to maintain and too difficult to rent out. In seconds, these proud, sturdy structures collapsed into rubble — but not without a fight.
Bucklemaker Court and Butterburn Court are currently the tallest buildings in Dundee. But in less than a month they will be gone entirely.
One of Dundee’s most notable buildings currently undergoing demolition.
I have an interest in architecture, and I was excited when I learnt that Lego has an Architecture series. One of the sets is of a favourite of mine — Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.