Archive for April, 2009
Its D&AD black pencil (and student award) judging time, and this year we’re very proud to host at LBi!
Here are some quick pics of the setup (we’ve even put a tablecloth on our coffee bar ) First on the list for judging are the student’s furniture design and professional product design categories tomorrow! Also [...]
I’m moved to Blog about Rory Sutherland’s inaugural speech as IPA President. It’s a fine piece of oratory as you’d expect from a fellow cravat wearer (though I’ve always thought mine to be more the mod-style silk scarf).
What’s interesting in his speech is the way Rory articulates the importance of “Social Value” created by brands [...]
Yesterday I gave a short presentation to the guests of Figaro Digital at their Design & Build, UCD conference. People often use the term best practice when speaking about UXD but other people often use it to stifle creativity. I wanted to leave the delegates with a little clarification and inspiration around best practice.
The idea [...]
Generation Green picked up the Revolution B2B Award at the Revolution Awards. It’s taken me this long to remember where I left the award after one too many bottles of celebratory champagne…
We’re stoked and chuffed to see our hard work, commitment and enjoyment be rewarded. It’s great piece of work and we all had a [...]
Some of the books seen lying around on the 2nd floor this week include:
Designing for the Social Web - Joshua Porter
Great advice on what to do when you’ve launched a web application and no-one’s using it (its not the end of the world. No, seriously…)
Hackney, that Rose Red Empire
The new Ian Sinclair book out in [...]
Or as they say outside of the Roman Empire, Deeds not Words. Its a saying thats been around a while. And an ethos that is to be commended, celebrated and encouraged. So, when I sat down with a copy of the Guardian on Saturday I was faced with an existential crisis of massive proportions.
Honda had [...]
MIX09, Microsoft’s ideas forum for website designers and developers, really caught my interest because it featured Bill Buxton. Microsoft hired Bill in 2005 as Principal Researcher to focus on
the emerging world of ubiquitous computing. This year is proof that Microsoft are taking design seriously. Bill kicked off the whole shindig with his presentation entitled The [...]