Musings of a busy UX designer and dad on
user experience, design, music and working life.

User Experience

NoUI and the danger of invisible design

Product designers are hiding the workings of the system as they try to create a better user experience. Users are becoming increasingly divorced from their actions. Is there a danger here? Why should designers counteract this and can we be smarter without sacrificing simplicity?

Working life

Designer’s Stockholm syndrome

They are overly expensive, closed to any modification and difficult to fix by oneself if hardware goes bad. So why are designers so fixated by their Macs?

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Music & Design

The art of visualising music

Design and music intersect in many ways; fashion, album art, set and instrument design. I look at the mysterious and fascinating craft of creating graphic scores.

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