Musings of a busy UX designer and dad on
user experience, design, music and working life.
A selection of articulate and informative UX and Web experts in design land who are perfect to listen to on your commute to work if you are so inclined.
Described as the ‘Mount Everest’ of graphical musical scores, Treatise still manages to surprise with its invention and beauty of graphic notation.
How to make better design decisions under tight deadlines, by using design research to show us the best design patterns to use.
How many UX books have you read that were uninspiring reads? I present some of the best UX books out there for your reading pleasure.
Badly designed software and bad user experience can make the user feel that they are in a Kafkaesque nightmare. Here’s an example that will make your eyes water.
How Picassos’ series of simple and brilliant bull sketches can teach us about creating better user experience.
After misplacing my TV remote for the hundredth time, I made a quick video showing how I’d like to control video playback using mimetic hand gestures.
The team at Intercom are back after their extensive “World Tour” to talk about the successes, difficulties and failures of building products.
Design and music intersect in many ways; fashion, album art, set and instrument design. I look at the mysterious and fascinating craft of Graphic Notation.
The Vignelli Canon is the little red book where Italian designer Massimo Vignelli presents his life’s work through his design philosophy and a wealth of examples.
This is a design case study on HireHive, an online recruiting platform. I go through the design process and design thinking behind the project.
Album art is not dying. Not this year anyway. It is as inventive as ever. Here are my favourite album covers from the last year.
MailChimp have really come up with something great here. A great user experience in a small package. Drum roll please.
“Treat them with respect and they will be with you all the way. They’ll also give you something different.” Jed Kurzel talks about his life and career creating film scores.
I take a look at one of the finest film posters by French designer Jouineau Bourduge, which perfectly complements arguably one of Kubrick’s finest films.
I’ve just walked into a room full of parents with their newborns. It’s feeding time. Some are crying and struggling. It’s a little…