I had an idea for a Spanish vocab desktop programme many years ago. I spent my nights working on it, but then never finished it. Maybe I stopped going to Spanish classes, I can’t remember. Then, a couple of years ago, I went to Central America. I wanted to brush up on my vocabulary, but there was […]

The first NUX Conference will be in October

My associate John Robinson is a Stockport-based designer. He has just relaunched his website, which is now branded as ‘John Robinson Design’. We worked together -with Richard Aked and Peter Bagnall – on the redesign of the School of Computing and Communications website at the University of Lancaster, which delivered a fabulously clean and usable website. I […]

Here’s my comments on Zeldman’s excellent post ‘State of the Web’ http://www.zeldman.com/2011/12/29/state-of-the-web-of-apps-devices-and-breakpoints/ This is a very different time to that of the browser wars, and we need to be careful that we don’t apply lessons learned then to the situation we are now in. The number of and variety of devices and viewports which need […]

Here’s a comment I wrote to a blog post “2011 was a terrible year for tech” http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2011/12/the_year_s_worst_tech_trend_complexity_.html I would like to see more advances in consumer post-pc devices. To be post-pc, I want to do everything as a consumer on one device. If it’s one device, then it’s going to have to be a smartphone, […]

I am now providing user experience research and design services through http://www.navopia.co.uk. Take a look at the site and let me know what you think. It’s going to be an agile development.

Last week, I attended the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW). I was just going for the day when I was giving a workshop on ‘Developing Your Personal Contingency Plan‘, but thanks to Statistics Into Decisions, I was able to go for the full three days. While at the conference, I also did a barcamp session […]


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