Another day, another article providing a soul-searching insight into why quitting smartphones is the new quitting smoking. These articles seem to occur regularly in the media these days, with accounts of people who feel trapped by their overuse of their phones, how they feel that their digital life is impinging on their real life, with […]
On Saturday 13th January 2018, residents of the US State of Hawaii received an alert on their phones. Instead of a text from their relatives, or the latest football scores, the alert gave the ominous message of “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL”. In an environment of […]
This morning, The Guardian, the UK based newspaper, revealed a new design for their website and mobile apps, in conjunction with their release of their newspaper in a tabloid format, instead of the original broadsheet. Naturally, the design decisions of the team at the Guardian have been analysed, over and over, throughout the day by […]
Springer Materials is an online resource for chemists, engineers and others involved in materials science, providing data and information on the physical properties of elements and compounds. As Senior UX Designer on the project, I have been responsible for developing the interface and experience on the site, ensuring that users can easily locate the information […]
We’ve been working for some time to find ways to talk to machines, and one such method of late has been the idea of a purely conversational interface. This article provides a history of how we came to this point, and where things can go from here.
I’m currently in a bit of a hiatus from Facebook, and, to some degree, from reading the news. The culmination of post-Brexit blues, the rise of Donald Trump, the constant barrage of news stories about people slaughtering each other with machine guns, knives and bombs around the world, the refugee crisis, the decline of the […]
BioMed Central is an open-access scientific publisher, running over 200 scientific journals, most of which exist solely online. I was part of a large team involved in redesigning and reworking the publisher’s site, along with all of its journals into a more updated, responsive and suitable solution. Working as a Senior UX Designer, I was asked […]
I was approached by Gerald Eve to help provide them with presentations for use during bid tenders for major City of London banks, that went beyond the normal Powerpoint style production. Using Adobe Flash alongside 3D renderings of floorplates and buildings, I was able to create presentations which allowed my client to show display their […]