The University of Edinburgh is currently recruiting for four UX-related roles. I'm passing on the message because it's an exciting time to be pushing forward with UX work at the university.
People often say things like “change is hard” or “people don’t like change”. That is a dangerous delusion.
The Monaco Grand Prix wasn't as dull as most people are saying. Certain media outlets are simply failing to tell the story.
The root of TSB's IT disaster comes from the very beginning of its life.
Share is a word we hear a lot these days. "Share to Facebook" really means, "Lock away in Facebook". But sharing on Flickr really meant sharing — with the world.
Fundamental ideas about how the web should work have been lost. But we need to bring these back if the web is to fulfil its potential.
McLaren and Williams have yet again had a difficult start to a season, reflecting a lack of performance for both teams that can be traced back 15 years. But while McLaren attract the headlines, the situation for Williams seems more dire.
I am no fan of Facebook. But I am less than impressed with the media’s coverage of Facebook as well.
It would have been easy to point the finger and throw the poor mechanic under the bus. But I was very impressed with two aspects of the Haas team's response.
The response I got from the teams was varied and telling. In many ways, the character of each team shone through in how they responded.
Turning 30 passed relatively without incident. But for some reason, the year I became 31 is the year I started to believe I would never feel young again.
People often complain that Formula 1 drivers are boring PR machines, stifled by their press officers, incapable of saying or doing anything interesting. I have come to realise that this couldn't be further from the truth.
The Chris Morris sketch that was faded out by an engineer before it ended went down into legend. But why did it happen? None of the explanations stack up to me.
The vinyl resurgence isn't all good news — particularly for independent musicians.
Anyone who reads this blog will know by now that I am no fan of Facebook. But I will defend them on this. The newspaper industry's attempt to pin the blame of their woes on Facebook is wrong.
Formula 1 have announced their online streaming service. But thanks to one short-sighted decision, it won't be available to UK fans until 2025.
Innuendo about the difficulty of working with Japanese firms constantly surrounds Honda. But perhaps the pragmatic Toro Rosso team can make the relationship work.
At work we had a team Burns lunch. Each team member was to supply one item. I was tasked with making a dairy-free cranachan. All I can say is, it's lucky I am the only person in the team who needs to avoid dairy.
The motorsport media landscape is becoming a closed circle. But two long-running F1 websites are fighting back to fly the flag for independent publishing.
2017 is a year that showed that I have a lot to be grateful for. But even though I don't normally set new year's resolutions, I am setting myself three broad goals for 2018.
The 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager has created renewed interest in the two gold-plated phonograph records that are on board.
A new CD has been recorded in Alex's family's front room -- and it sounds great.
In March, Alex and I took a trip to New York. It was such a brilliant holiday that it has taken me 9 months to write about it all.
After years of dilly-dallying, I have finally bought myself a new record player. But I'm still not convinced vinyl provides the superior sound quality.
The new owners of Formula 1 have controversially replaced the sport’s iconic logo. The relaunch feels confused, for a pile of reasons.
We often think of commuting as wasteful and inconvenient. But is it entirely negative?
This year I took part in Pedal for Scotland, an annual charity cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. I had never cycled anything like that distance before.
Architects had to face up to the problems that eventually emerged with bold modernist designs. Now Facebook and Twitter need to wake up to the fact that their platforms are damaging society.
How do you make something better? Human instinct often tells us we should add something to improve it. But this evidence shows we should stop adding complexity.
This was meant to be Ferrari's best chance to win the championship in a decade. But when their challenge went south in the east, events pointed to a nasty culture developing in the team.
It's something we want to believe. But if work was meant to help you follow your passion, you wouldn't have to be paid for it.
Murray Walker's reaction is priceless!
Stewarding in F1 has improved markedly in the past year, with the FIA having vowed to take a more lenient line on minor indiscretions. That makes this week's controversy surrounding Max Verstappen's penalty at the US Grand Prix feel like a blast from the past.
I took the opportunity to see Radiohead when they played at Glasgow Green this summer as part of the Trnsmt festival. Even though they have been one of my favourite bands for over 15 years, I had never actually gone to see them before.
We are told that political parties must seek government. But current events show this isn't the case.
Red Bull have been unprepared for Carlos Sainz's departure, even though it has been telegraphed for months. For all the hype, Red Bull's driver programme is remarkably thin on F1 talent.
Native apps, social media networks and big content silos are slick. But the whole idea about the web -- the reason it has been so successful -- is that it is open and democratic.
Last month, Alex and I were one of 50,000 people to take part in a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to walk over the new Queensferry Crossing.
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.