I recently attended a rather awesome event put on by the Northern Ireland Design Alliance. It was called The Design Question, and dealt with asking, and trying to answer, a series of questions that related to what we do. It wasn’t a large event, and felt like it was much more personal. It felt great.
It was also a little daunting for me. The Design Alliance is a rather friendly group of people, both those running it and the members. This meant that people were able to talk to each other on a first name basis. I felt like the odd one out because I don’t know these people that well.Read This Article
I’ve recently been working on a web based service with Kyle Gawley and Chris Murphy. It’s been designed, and developed, from the ground up to be simple. Recently Chris has shown off a recent iteration of our work to highlight how simplicity can improve a project.
So far feedback has been very positive with the project. This has helped to highlight that, sometimes, creating something with less choice can create something of greater value.Read This Article
I’m one of the recent batch of IMD graduates, and I managed to walk away from the course feeling pretty happy with myself. I’ve changed quite a lot over the years that I’ve been a student, I think everyone that studied the course has.
In this post I’d like to impart some of the things that I’ve picked up along the way, in the hopes that some of them might prove to be of use to students still on the course, and to people involved in design in pretty much any capacity.Read This Article
Adobe Muse is the latest in a series of software offerings aimed at helping people produce web designs. I’m all for making web design better and easier, but this isn’t it.
Whilst others, such as Elliot Jay Stocks, have published much better critiques of the software than I would be capable of, I see one area where such software could, depressingly, become very popular.Read This Article
Site redesigns are all part and parcel of life on the web, nothing can stay the same forever. I’ve been experimenting with various possible site designs over the past several months, and considering my options for even longer, since before I completed my degree. Today finally sees the launch of one of them.
It’s taken so long to produce something I’m happy with. I’m sure those in the design industry would agree, designing for yourself is never an easy task. So lets talk it over, shall we?Read This Article